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. Competition funding

The following scholarship opportunities are now open to applicants.

Please be aware that the Information School has an internal deadline of 17:00, Friday 08 January. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

a) White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2021/22
Nominations are now open for White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Studentships commencing in October 2021.  If you are interested in studying for a PhD in the Information School, you are eligible for nomination by your supervisor to the WRDTP Studentships. Find out moreb) ESRC AQM Awards

Find out morec) White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Studentships

Find out mored) EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards

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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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