Hossein Farmy scholarship 2021-22

The Hossein Farmy Scholarship was founded by the late Hossein Farmy, a graduate of the University's former Department of Mining. It is available for students pursuing research related to mining. This includes the geological, engineering, scientific and technological aspects of mining, and the archaeological, economic, historical, legal and social aspects of mining and the mining industry.

Award details

The Hossein Farmy Scholarship covers the cost of the UK tuition fees and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK Research Council rate.

Further information

If you have any questions about scholarships please see our FAQs or email pgr-funding@sheffield.ac.uk.

The UK Research Council stipend for 2021/22 is £15,560.  

This award is open to UK applicants only.

Awards are tenable for a maximum of 3.5 years FTE, subject to satisfactory progress.


  • You should be intending to pursue a course of research related to mining.
  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.
  • You should be registering on your first year of doctoral study with the University for 2021/22
  • Awards are open to UK applicants only.

How to apply

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis - applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.

EU and EEA students who start their programme from the 2021/22 academic year onwards, and who do not have settled status, pre-settled status (also meeting residency requirements) or indefinite leave to remain in the UK, will be classed as international students and therefore liable for overseas fees.

You must apply for admission before your scholarships application will be considered. 

Apply for admission now

Applications for the Hossein Farmy Scholarship are now closed. 

You must complete the form from the link below to apply for the Hossein Farmy scholarship. The application period is now closed.

Hossein Farmy Scholarship Application