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Sources of financial support for your research

Arts and Humanities Research Portal

The Faculty Research Portal now has a dedicated page for PGR students offering a one-stop-shop for information about additional funding for conferences and external engagement events via LSF, DARE, AHPG Forum, and Arts Enterprise.

Departmental research fund and Learned Societies fund

Department fund - PhD student can apply for up to a total of £300.00 each year. 

Learned Societies fund - PhD students can apply for a maximum of one event a year, to a maximum of £350.

Please note that funding is limited and is not guaranteed. Full details and the application form are available here.

Departmental prizes

The Bryan Marsden prize is open to applications from students UG, PGT and PhD students undertaking research related to American history topics. 

Two additional postgraduate prizes are available to support students undertaking research related to European history topics. 

Petrie Watson Exhibitions

Petrie Watson Exhibitions are open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to support projects of an Arts nature. There is one application round per year with applications normally closing in February.

Information for scholarship holders

Information about payment and additional funding opportunities for students who have been awarded a scholarship for their research studies.

External funding bodies

A list of charities, foundations and trusts providing funding for postgraduate study as well as links to useful funding search sites.

The list includes a range of full scholarships and smaller awards. Some awards are dedicated to a particular purpose while others have more general eligibility criteria.