QMUL funding for research students

QMUL Postgraduate Research Studentships

QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to undertake research in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. QMUL expects to offer up to 80 studentships for entry in 2017.

There is no separate application process for these awards. Applications must be received by 31 January 2017, with the exception of applications for Law which must be received by 7 December 2016.

The studentships cover tuition fees and provide maintenance at the basic British research council level (£16,553 in 2017/18). They are tenable for up to three years.

For further information about the Postgraduate Research Studentships available in your subject area please see the QMUL website.

All QMUL's Postgraduate Research Studentships are administered directly by academic Schools and Institutes, who you can contact for further guidance.

UK Research Council Doctoral Training Studentships

The UK Research Councils provide studentships to cover tuition fees and maintenance in the form of Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) at QMUL. Research Council funded studentships at QMUL are currently available through the following DTCs, CDTs and DTPs:

  • ESRC London Social Science
  • EPSRC Media Arts Technology Doctoral Training Centre
  • London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
  • EPSRC Plastic Electronics (based at Imperial College London)
  • BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Partnership
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology (based at University of Cambridge)

Your potential supervisor or school/institute administrator will be able to advise you on how to apply for a studentship held at one of the above DTCs, CDTs or DTPs.

There is more information online.

QMUL funding opportunities for current students

The QMUL Postgraduate Research Fund

This fund is open to all postgraduate research students at QMUL. It is designed to support travel (e.g. conference attendance) and other expenses related to a students’ doctoral studies. The fund particularly seeks to promote opportunities for students to undertake overseas research; further develop international research networks; access training, facilities or equipment not available in the UK; or present their research at an international conference/research meeting. The fund cannot be used to cover the cost of equipment or consumables.

Awards range between £400 and £2,000. You will need to show you have sought funding from both internal and external sources (if available) before applying to the fund.

Applications are considered three times each year, and the three annual deadlines are 1 October, 1 February and 1 June. You cannot claim retrospectively for expenses you have already incurred, so you must apply in advance of your intended activity, and get your application to your school or institute at least one week before the published deadlines.

For detailed guidelines and an application form click here.
Enquiries should be sent to qmpgrf@qmul.ac.uk

The QMUL Doctoral College Initiative Fund

The Doctoral College Initiative Fund (DCIF) is designed to support and promote creative and imaginative activities organised by postgraduate research students which will enhance their research experience, intellectual and/or professional development. The Doctoral College anticipates supporting a wide range of activities or events ranging from, but not limited to, seminars, conferences, debates and specialist training activities.

Awards range between £100 and £1,000. You will need to show you have sought funding from both internal and external sources (if available) before applying to the fund.

Applications are considered three times each year, and the three annual deadlines are 1 October, 1 February and 1 June. You should get your application to your school or institute at least one week before the published deadlines.

For detailed guidelines and an application form click here.


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