Scholarships.

There are many different funding and scholarship opportunities for PhD research in Geography.
Geography PhD applicants are eligible to apply for the following:

Scholarships Human or physical geography Application format Deadline Submission route
White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Pathway scholarships Social Science - human geography Open competition for applicants own proposal 5pm 1 February 2017

University admissions system. (PhD application + additional scholarship application.)

White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Interdisciplinary Scholarships Social Science - interdisciplinary Open competition for applicants own proposal 5pm 1 February 2017 University admissions system. (PhD application + additional scholarship application.)
White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards Social Science - human geography Open competition for applicants own proposals 5pm 1 February 2017 University admissions system. (PhD application + additional scholarship application.)
White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) scholarships Humanities based geography Open competition for applicants own proposals 5pm 1 February 2017 Refer to WRoCAH website. Apply directly to WRoCAH
Faculty of Social Science Doctoral Academy Scholarships Physical & Human geography Open competition for applicants own proposals 5pm 1 February 2017 University admissions system. (PhD application + additional scholarship application.)
NERC ACCE Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Scholarships Physical Geography Competition to an already defined project 12pm 9 January 2017 Refer to ACCE website. Apply through University admissions.
White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Collaborative Awards Social Science – Human Geography Competition to an already defined project Will be advertised on our web pages when available. Via department supervisor.
White Rose ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Network Awards Social Science – Human Geography Competition to an already defined project Will be advertised on our web pages when available. Via department supervisor.
NERC CASE Scholarships Physical Geography Developed in collaboration with supervisor an external advisor TBC Via department supervisor.
BBSRC CASE Scholarships Physical Geography/biological science Developed in collaboration with supervisor an external advisor TBC Via department supervisor.
Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Physical & Human Geography Competition for an already defined project Will be advertised on our web pages when available. Via department supervisor.

Other scholarships may be available and applicants should discuss scholarship opportunities with their potential supervisor.
Further information may be found here.

ESRC White Rose DTP scholarships and Faculty Doctoral Academy scholarships

The University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences has funding for at least 23 PhD scholarships for 2017/18 entry. These include Doctoral Academy scholarships, with further scholarships likely to be available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership competition. Exceptional Geography PhD applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships which are available in the following broad areas:

  • Cities, Environment and Liveability
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Education Childhood and Youth
  • Data, Communication and New Technologies
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities
  • Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy

For further information please go here.

AHRC WRoCAH

Geography PhD proposals which fall within the scope of Arts and Humanities are eligible for AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities scholarships. Applicants apply directly to WRoCAH and should discuss their application with their proposed supervisor before doing so. For more information please go here.