Further Study Funding
Further Study Funding is offered by these Member Organisations:
Anatomical Society – Anatomical Society Research Studentships
The Anatomical Society offers a limited number of Research Studentships to be held in departments of anatomical sciences in the UK and Ireland.
The Anatomical Society offers a limited number of Research Studentships to be held in departments of anatomical sciences in the UK and Ireland. Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors for Research Studentships to commence in October 2013. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th September 2012.
The advertisement, application form and information and conditions can be found with the links below or contact the Honorary Secretary, Professor Clive Lee care of Mary-Anne Piggott.
These postgraduate studentships aim to attract the best research students from around the world. Each award is sponsored by BBSRC and an industrial partner.
Award: Studentship funding is awarded to universities and research institutions and not directly to the student, thus students should contact the institution at which they wish to undertake their research degree.
Biochemical Society - Krebs Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to an individual within the top 5% of candidates who wishes to study for a PhD in Biochemistry or an allied biomedical science or a candidate who wants to undertake a postdoctoral fellowship.
Award: The current value of the scholarship is £18,500.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2013.
A scheme to award bursaries to people wanting to study for a Diploma / MSc in Medical Mycology with UCL.
British Pharmacological Society – The Schachter Award
Designed to support the visit of a postgraduate student member to another laboratory to learn a technique.
Award: 2 grants of £500 a year.
Application Deadline: 30th January and 30th June each year.
British Pharmacological Society – BPS A J Clark PhD Studentship
Enables young scientists with degrees in pharmacology or related disciplines to carry out research in pharmacology leading to a PhD in recognised departments in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Candidates should intend to follow a career in Pharmacology.
Award: PhD Studentship and £5,000 Research Costs.
Application Deadline: 31st October 2012.
British Society for Plant Pathology – MSc Project Bursary Fund
Aims to allow graduates to complete their research project and to provide supervisors with an additional pair of hands to undertake short research projects for which funding is increasingly difficult to find.
Award: £200 per week to cover their living expenses with £500 in total for consumables.
Application Deadline: 1st April each year.
Experimental Psychology Society – Grants for Study Visits
The purpose of the visit is to develop the applicant's research skills in experimental psychology, and may involve learning at first hand about experimental procedures employed in the host laboratory, or designing and running studies that cannot already be carried out in the applicant's home department.
Award: Maximum of £1200 to any individual. (For travel to and accommodation at another institution outside an individual's academic base).
Application Deadline: 1st March and 1st September. Retrospective applications will not be considered and study visits may not start until two months after the submission date (ie 1st May or 1st November).
Experimental Psychology Society - Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Workshops
The Society will sponsor workshops designed to bring together postgraduate students and/or junior postdoctoral researchers (usually within two years of their PhD) who are working on a certain topic or wish to learn a particular technique.
Award: One day meetings are awarded up to £1,200 and two day workshops are granted up to £2,500.
Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding female postdoctoral researchers. They are tenable at any UK or Irish university/research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life or physical sciences. The fellowships have been designed to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields.
Award: £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland)
Application: Opens 1st February.
Professional and Career Development Loan - www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning
Anyone over the age of 18 looking to pursue work related learning might consider the Professional and Career Development Loan. This is a commercial bank loan of anywhere between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The government pays the interest on the loan during the course and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. It can also be used to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. The loan should be considered as one option of a wider package of financial support for learning which may be available and individuals should research and make an informed decision based on their personal circumstances.
For further information on financial assistance for learners, individuals should visit their website or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900.
Prospects - Postgraduate funding database
Prospects has developed a database of all funding available for postgraduate study from sources such as research councils, charities, employers and higher education institutions.
For further information visit their website.
RNID – PhD Studentships
Aims to encourage the best students to become involved in hearing, deafness and tinnitus research in the UK.
Award: PhD Studentships in a UK hearing research lab.
Application Deadline: 17th September 2012.
Society for Applied Microbiology – Hardship Grant
This grant is available for SfAM members (full or student) studying for an MPhil/PhD in applied microbiology under the direction of a supervisor who is also a SfAM member. The funds will be used to contribute towards university fees.
Award: Maximum of £3000 per annum for three years (full-time study or equivalent if studying part-time).
Application Deadline: End of June
Society for General Microbiology - Science Policy Grant
A grant scheme for students that gives a deeper practical understanding of the way science interacts with policy, politics and the economy.
Award: £1850 towards personal expenses, with an additional £400 for specified research costs.
Application Deadline: 22nd June 2012
Wellcome Trust - Masters Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Residents of a low- and middle-income country who hold a first degree in a subject relevant to public health or tropical medicine (clinical or non-clinical) with limited research experience are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Fellows must be based at an eligible institution in a low- and middle-income country for the research project, which should be in the field of public health or tropical medicine.
Award: Payment of Masters course fees and usually provides support for up to thirty months.
Application Deadline: 6th August 2012
Wellcome Trust - Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science
This scheme provides an opportunity for postdoctoral scientists from across the remits of the Trust's funding streams to become independent research scientists and undertake high-quality research in an eligible Republic of Ireland institution. The awards will be made in partnership with the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Health Research Board (HRB).
Award: Research expenses and a salary, including appropriate employer's contributions.
Application Deadline: See website.
Wellcome Trust - Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships
This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to develop their research careers, working in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas. Candidates should take an important biomedical research question and deliver a personal programme to achieve their research aims. Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline.
Award: £250,000 (Salary and Research expenses).
Application Deadline: 13th April 2012 (preliminary applications) and 25th June 2012 (full applications).
Wellcome Trust - Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
This fellowship provides researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the early stages of their research careers with opportunities to gain research experience and high-quality research training relevant to health in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants must hold a degree in a subject related to public health or tropical medicine with a PhD and no more than three years' postdoctoral experience. Research projects should be in the area of public health or tropical medicine, aimed at understanding and controlling human and animal diseases of local, national or global health importance.
Award: Salary and Research Expenses.
Application Deadline: Applications are considered three times per year.
Wellcome Trust - Veterinary Research Entry Fellowships
This scheme provides a year's support for those who hold a first degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science who wish to undertake a Master's degree by research. Candidates must have an eligible sponsor and a supervisor at one of the UK veterinary schools.
Award: The fellowship includes Master's course fees and a travel allowance.
Application Deadline: 2nd March 2012.