Research Councils offer awards to Master's programme and/or MPhil/PhD students in most of the University's Schools.
Arts and Humanities Research Council
The University of Edinburgh is now part of a consortium of 10 Universities which have been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) covers a wide range of disciplines.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects.
Economic and Social Research Council
The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of Universities in Scotland which have been awarded funding from the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.
Medical Research Council
The Medical Research Council (MRC) offers studentships within biomedical or related biological subjects.
Natural Environment Research Council
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) offers research awards in a number of subject areas.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supports research in particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and solar system science.