Here you will find information about funding opportunities available for postgraduate study in the School of Social and Political Science, as well as Research Council awards.
Please note that some of our scholarships have now closed. Please click on the links below for further information. However, applications for our degree programmes are open until 6th July 2020 and we encourage you to apply to join our Graduate School.
In the field of social and political science, most funding is oriented towards doctoral programmes. The UK Economic and Social Research Council provides a number of full scholarships (UK and EU only). In addition to these, further funding schemes support students on MSc programmes. These pages highlight some of the most relevant scholarships, especially those where our students have been successful in the past, and help you to assess whether you are likely to succeed in applying to certain scholarships where the School of Social and Political Science plays a part in making awards.
School of Social and Political Science/ University of Edinburgh awards
- Alice Brown PhD Scholarships
- Graduate School of Social and Political Science PhD Awards
- College Research Awards
- Chrystal Macmillan PhD Studentship
- Macqueen Scholarship
- PhD Studentship in Quantitative Social Science
- University of Edinburgh / University of Leiden Joint Funded PhD Studentships
- University of Edinburgh / KU Leuven PhD Studentship
- PhD Studentship on The University of Data: Ethical and Social Futures of Data-Driven Education
- PhD Studentship in The Social Policy Impact of the Radical Right in Europe
- Gray Scholarship (for current students)
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
- Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships
- Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
UK Research Council awards
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Awards
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Awards
- PhD Studentship on Can government-level interventions mitigate childhood adversity in South Africa?
- PhD Studentship on Employability engagement and support provision and the labour market transitions of young people
- PhD Studentship on Risky decision making: multi-agency working with victims experiencing high risk domestic abuse
Eligibility for funding will be decided on a range of criteria, with certain scholarships tied to specific degrees, restricted to applicants from specific countries or regions. Inevitably there are more applicants than scholarships, so regardless of the basic criteria, scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis with those most able to provide evidence of a high level of academically relevant achievement.