Scholarships and funding

A list of funding opportunities for PhD applicants in the Information School.


There are a number of scholarship competitions you can enter to gain funding to study a PhD in the Information School for entry in October 2023.  

Contact the School through the email as soon as possible if you are thinking of applying, as the application process is complicated and we are able to support you.

There are a number of different schemes listed below. These are all highly competitive and you will need to tailor your application to the criteria for that particular scheme. Depending on your topic, however, you may be able to apply to more than one scheme. Before you apply, please check the award details and eligibility criteria for the scheme. 

Most scholarships cover tuition fees and provide a stipend (student living allowance), plus a Research Training Support Grant to cover research costs and consumables. However, you should check the details of each scholarship when you apply.

1. ESRC White Rose DTP (WRDTP)

These are for studies in the Social Sciences linked to pathway themes for the WRDTP, several of which are relevant to the Information School, but particularly “Data, Communication and New Technologies (DCT)”.

2. AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) Awards

These are in the Arts and Humanities, including library and information studies (which falls under the WROCAH Creative Arts and Media cluster).

3. Chinese scholarship council

4. University of Sheffield

The deadline has now passed for this year's University scholarships. Information will appear here for the next round of scholarships when available.

5. Information School GTA scholarships

The deadline has now passed for this year's GTA scholarships. Information will appear here for the next round of scholarships when available.

Project funding

In addition to these open scholarships, somtimes we have a specific project which already has funding attached. You need to demonstrate that you are better qualified to complete the project than other applicants.

You will not usually be asked to write a complete research proposal, but you may be asked to write a short personal statement, or provide a description of how you would approach the project.

Funded projects can be announced at any time of the year. You can sign up for alerts for these projects at

Currently available funded projects:

Available projects will be listed here.

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