Scholarships and funding

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


There are two main routes to getting PhD funding. Both of these normally pay fees and a maintenance stipend.

Some students may only be eligible for partial fees, or a fees-only award. Check the eligibility criteria of each scheme carefully.

1. Competitive scholarships

There are various competitive PhD scholarship schemes available. Please see the University of Sheffield's scholarships page for more information.

2. Project funding

This is where you apply to work on 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:

None currently available.

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