Category Archives: Scholarships

2017 funded Travelling Fellowship

Would you like to travel overseas to research new ideas and best practice from across the wide field of Science, Innovation and Technology?

Are you interested in the fusion between arts and science?

Are you involved in encouraging interest and participation in science by the public, including the use of the internet, to hold dialogues?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above, could your potential findings bring real benefit and positive change to your community, the UK and yourself?

If the answer is still ‘yes’, a Churchill Fellowship offers you that opportunity.

Application deadline: 5pm on 20th September 2016

See details and hot to apply here

Fully-funded Postgraduate Studentships available

School of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Please note closing dates vary for each PHD

ONE Full-time Masters Studentship Award starting September 2016. Closing date: 15/7/16. The award linked to the AHRC Heritage Consortium will provide funding to a high quality applicant. The funding will allow you to focus on developing high level skills and competencies for research and professional practice. The studentship will cover the course fee and provide an attractive maintenance award (£8,933*). The award can be used to fund a place on any of our Masters programmes: MA Archaeology; MSc Archaeological Prospection; MSc Archaeological Sciences; MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology; MSc Forensic Archaeology & Crime Scene Investigation.

THREE fully funded PhD Studentships starting October 2016 – £14,296* stipend for each in 2016/17. Closing dates: PhD #1 – 30/5/16; PhDs #2, #3 – 17/6/16

PhD #1 – Visualising the Crucible of Shetland’s Broch Building (AHRC-funded SCHC CDP studentship)
This PhD is a collaborative doctoral partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust. The project will compare three major multi-phase Broch sites on Shetland (Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof) reviewing original excavation archives and records associated with site monitoring, while capturing new 3D site/ landscape data (3D laser scans, photogrammetry). As a CDP Student you qualify for an additional £550 stipend payment per year. You will have an archaeology qualification, with a demonstrable interest in the archaeology of the Northern Isles and knowledge/ experience in 3D digital documentation practice in archaeology.

PhD #2 – Seismic mapping (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve the mapping and characterisation of the landscape of Doggerland. You will investigate the process of interpreting seismic geophysics of the North Sea bed and enabling it to be used as part of a series of computer simulations that will explore its floral, faunal and human inhabitants. You will have experience of either geophysics or large-scale mapping, ideally both. You will also have an archaeology qualification, ideally with some emphasis on prehistory.

PhD #3 – Computer simulation (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve using seismic, environmental and sedimentary DNA data within computer simulations of the landscape of Doggerland. This will focus on the natural resources available to hunter-gatherer communities and the processes involved with the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition.
You will have some experience of computer programming and either archaeology or anthropology.

In order to be considered for a studentship you must apply online for admission to the relevant programme of study is external) and supply a detailed covering letter which summarises previous relevant experience and interest in the subject. *Eligibility criteria apply to funding.
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For all Masters enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Secretary: or call 01274 234706.

For all PhD enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions Administrator: or call 01274 235949.
Closing date: Friday 15th July 2016

PhD Studentship in Architecture, Health Science, and Biomedical Engineering

Applications are invited for a Government funded Interdisciplinary PhD studentship
tenable in the Faculty of Art, Design, and the Built Environment at the Belfast Campus
(jointly with the Faculties of Life and Health Sciences, and of Computing and

This PhD proposal examines the civic issues and efficacy of integrating assistive
technology solutions in architectural design for ageing populations as more holistic and
flexible processes. It examines the barriers and benefits for integrating devices and
spatial considerations at early stages of planning and development, and how these
environments are envisaged by the healthcare professionals, users, and development
stakeholders who influence the direction and funding of research/production in this fast
growing area.

Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s
qualifications, skills experience and interests relative to the proposal, and will be invited
to comment on the project scope and key issues at interview. Successful candidates will
enrol as of 1 October 2016, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the
award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this project please contact:-
Dr Saul Golden, Lecturer in Architecture, Belfast School of Architecture
For more information on applying go to
Apply online
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 8 July 2016
Interviews will be held during the final week of July 2016, in Belfast.


The British Institute at Ankara

As part of its commitment to supporting young scholars and early career academics, the BIAA provides a number of different grants and awards:

Eligibility criteria for institute research funding can be found here

Manchester Metropolitan University PhD Scholarship

Manchester Metropolitan University is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship that is HER related.

The scholarship is for ‘Threats to UK Heritage: Assessing the impact of cuts on heritage advice services and the protection of the historic environment’. The project will aim to examine the level of cuts to County Archaeologists and HERs and assess the quality of heritage protection as a result.

Full details of the scholarship


Please note one of the criteria for applicants is ‘have experience working with Historic Environment Records and of liaising with local heritage advisory services’.


If you want to find out more or are thinking of applying contact Dr Ben Edwards, .


Deadline for applications is 9am, 21st March.

Martin Weaver Student Scholarship

The Martin Weaver Student Scholarship promotes the advancement of young professionals in the early stages of their careers in Historic Preservation/Conservation. The scholarship is intended to assist in the growth of these young professionals in their field of study and supports current and innovative research as well as foreign travel. The Weaver Scholar’s Research is publicized through the APT website, APT Communiqué, and, if applicable, the APT Bulletin. more….

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford
The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development is a part-time doctoral programme that provides outstanding students an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability and the processes of environmental, economic, and social development in urban environments around the world. more….

Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC Awards) PhD Studentship (Digital Humanities)

Deadline: 8 Nov 2015

The University of Kent is seeking at least one highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidate to apply to work within the field of Digital Humanities. The successful candidate(s) will join the exciting new research community of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EARC), which unites Kent with the Universities of East Anglia and Essex as a significant new force in research collaboration and training.

This studentship is available to UK, EU or overseas fee-paying applicants.

This opportunity is open to applications investigating any aspect of the digital humanities, broadly defined, but deploying substantial engagement with digital data or technologies. more…

MSc Timber Engineering and MSc Timber Industry Management Scholarships

Engineering, timber and forestry sector companies from across the UK are offering scholarships of up to £5,000 to qualified graduates enrolling on Edinburgh Napier’s unique MSc Timber Engineering and MSc Timber Industry Management postgraduate degree courses for the academic year 2015/16.

Each company scholarship offers potentially valuable opportunities for the student to engage with the scholarship provider to gain valuable industry insight and experience during their studies, which could lead to employment opportunities in the future.

further details…


Students taking a course that could lead to Technician Membership of ICE could apply for a QUEST Technician Scholarship.

QUEST offers scholarships worth £1,500 to students in further education (FE) studying for a civil engineering qualification which could lead to Technician Membership (TMICE) of ICE.

QUEST scholarships are associated with excellence and as well as receiving financial support of up to £1,500, successful scholars gain recognition of their abilities and potential from a highly respected international organisation, an achievement which looks great on a CV.

PhD studentships

English Heritage and its University partners are currently recruiting for 3 collaborative PhD studentships, funded by the AHRC through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) scheme; to commence in October 2014.

These studentships are fully funded by the AHRC and will be jointly supervised by a University supervisor and an English Heritage supervisor.

The 3 studentships currently available are:
  • Ploughzone archaeology: interpreting loss of data from metal artefact decay (rates, reasons and conservation management implications)
  • Westminster on Sea: the political and cultural significance of Osborne House, Isle of Wight
  • English Office Buildings c.1900 – 1939


PhD SScholarships Royal Academy of Engineering :Sustainable Building Design

Full and Part funded PhD scholarships are now available in the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design in the School of the Built Environment. To be eligible, applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent). Scholarships will be awarded by competitive merit, taking into account the academic ability of the applicant and the alignment between his/her research interests and the Centre’s research strengths.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2014.

Further details…