Postgraduate research funding opportunities

Your research

Any specific projects with funding associated which are currently available within the Faculty will be listed below. If you intend to create your own research plan you can explore our research areas to discover the themes and expertise relating to your field of study.


For information about postgraduate research degrees fees see the University’s research degree fees page.


There are many options available to help you fund your PhD, below are some of the options you may wish to research:

  • Check relevant Research Council websites. Every year the University receives for further information over £7m from the Research Councils to fund new postgraduate scholarships (both Masters and research)  
  • There are many trusts, charities and foundations that award partial funding for postgraduate study. There are huge numbers of applications for these sums of money, so you’ll need a strong case to make a successful application  
  • The University's postgraduate scholarships website gives you access to a searchable database of all University postgraduate research funding opportunities. School-specific scholarships are below.

School scholarships

Any school-specific scholarships which are available will be listed below.

You searched in School of Politics and International Studies (School of Politics and International Studies) and all types

Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Empowering citizens to influence climate change policy UK and EU 1 May 2019
ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Studentship: UK Mass Atrocity Prevention UK and EU 15 March 2019
Global Britain, International Identity, Development aid and Foreign Policy in a Post-Brexit World UK and EU 1 May 2019
No one left behind, period: Understanding and addressing menstrual stigma UK and EU 1 May 2019
Postgraduate Research Excellence Scholarship UK and EU 1 May 2019
Postgraduate Research International Scholarship International (excluding EU) 1 May 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship UK and EU 1 May 2019

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
WRoCAH funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with Opera North: Arts engagement and storytelling as pathways to solidarity with refugees UK and EU 10 December 2018