School of Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Scholarships in UK, 2020

Thinking about to complete your postgraduate research degree in the UK, Good News! The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester is inviting all deserving aspirants for the Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

This programme is open to supporting students from all around who are undertaking postgraduate degree course at the university. During the research, candidates will be able to develop research skills in Criminology, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, and Sociology.

Successful candidates will get tuition fees, maintenance cost plus £19,500 per annum for three years. Additional funding of up to £1,500 per year. Please read carefully about the eligibility criteria for this award before applying for the funding opportunity.


To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an offer of study at the University of Manchester before applying for this funding.
  • Applicants may be of any nationality or residency status.
  • Students who have already started their PhD are not eligible.
  • Priority is given to candidates with proposed/planned placement or overseas institutional visit.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this bursary, then you are required to take admission in a postgraduate research degree course at university. After being enrolled, they must submit your application through the online portal.

Applicants must have submitted a complete programme application by March 29, 2020.

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Fully Funded Scholarship KESS II MSc by Research in Materials/Chemical Engineering

A new Fully Funded Scholarship KESS II MSc by Research in Materials/Chemical Engineering is available for UK/EU students at Swansea University. This programme is funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF).

During this research, the student will have the opportunity to gain a range of skill sets including nanomaterial synthesis, chemical analysis from other collaborators.

Successful scholars will receive the full tuition fees, plus a stipend of £11,702 p.a. Check out valuable information about this bursary which is mentioned below.


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Nanotechnology or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU fees (see–Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information).

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –

For more information on eligibility criteria please refer to section C of the KESS II Participant Proposal Form.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grant, applicants need to take admission in MSc degree programme at the university. Then they can complete the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2019-20 and complete the KESS II Supplementary Form. You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation: You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation: Degree certificates, References, CV, English language certificate (if required) and all supporting documentation as detailed in Section C on the KESS East Participant Proposal Form.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2019.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Brunel University London

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work on the materials science and engineering of biomaterials for the construction industry at Brunel University London.

The project intends to introduce a significantly improved, lightweight variant of the compressed strawboard for the construction industry, strong enough to accommodate structural loads both in tension and under compression.

The university will provide a stipend of £32,212 to £42,488 pa for the scholars. Check out valuable information about this bursary which is mentioned below.


To be eligible for this fellowship, applicants must have a master’s degree.

International students are eligible.

How to Apply

For taking entrance in this educational program, seekers are demanded to be registered as a PhD degree candidate at the University of Rwanda. After being accepted, candidates can send their award applications to Dr Seyed Ghaffar email:

Closing date for applications: October 25, 2019.

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Furness Studentship at Lancaster University 2020/21

Applications are open for accepting the for the Furness Studentship. This programme is sponsored by Lancaster University for the session 2020/21.

The award is designed for international students who want to pursue postgraduate, masters, research degree course at the university.

The scholarship will provide the amount of £250 to the successful participants. Find out valuable information about this bursary which is mentioned below.


To be eligible for the grant, students must have an undergraduate degree.

All international applicants are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

For an application form, please contact Jo Dickinson, College Manager at A completed application form, academic reference and covering letter should be submitted to Jo Dickinson in the Furness College Office (A13, Furness College).  Electronic copies can be sent to

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020

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Science International Research Scholarship 2019

The University of Strathclyde is proud to announce the Science International Research Scholarship for outstanding students who wish to progress on a research degree.

Value of the Scholarships up to £3000 for three years is available to current and former international students who have already studied in the Faculty of Science at Strathclyde.

Please read carefully about the eligibility criteria for this award before applying for the funding opportunity. Wish all the best for your bright future.  


To apply for a Science International Research Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a current or former (within 3 years of graduation) international undergraduate/postgraduate student in the Faculty of Science
  • be applying for a research degree in the Faculty of Science
  • be paying full international fees

How to Apply

 Interested applicants are advised to take admission in a PhD degree program at the university. After being enrolled, you can apply for this scholarship, please contact

The applications deadline is September 16, 2019.

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RCPCH and Newlife Clinical Research Fellowship Award 2019

Any post-doctoral researchers who are enrolled as a paediatrician and are going to carry out childhood disabilities research can apply for the joint clinical research fellowship declared by the RCPCH and Newlife – The Charity for Disabled Children.

The fellowship aims to enable the identification and nurturing of a new generation of child health researchers at a senior level.

RCPCH will provide the amount up to £263,000 over a three-year period for a talented postdoctoral researcher to undertake a piece of research in the field of childhood disabilities.


The award is open to any post-doctoral researcher who is a registered paediatrician to carry out childhood disabilities research in the UK.

Only UK researchers are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must download the application form on your system and complete it.

You will need to complete and return the following to

  • completed and signed applicant application form
  • completed and signed the supervisor application form (to be completed by the supporting supervisor)
  • a short video summarising your research – see below

Applications are open until 09:00 on Monday, November 4, 2019. 

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Global Excellence Scholarship at Teesside University

Teesside University is welcoming students to apply for the Global Excellence Scholarship. The aim of the university is to give the best teaching quality and friendly environment for students to study in a proper way. 

This funding opportunity is open to international (non-EU) students who have a desire to complete any degree course for the academic year 2019/20 at Teesside.

The value of the scholarship is either £1,000 or £1,500, based on your GPA or IELTS score. Read carefully about the eligibility criteria for this award before applying for the funding opportunity.


To be eligible for the bursary, you must meet the following criteria:  

  • These scholarships apply to full-time students on foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes, in the first year of study, enrolling in September 2019 or January 2020.
  • The scholarships are available to both sponsored and self-funded students, as a tuition fee reduction.
  • The value of the scholarship is either £1,000 or £1,500, based on your GPA or IELTS score.
  • All international students are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

There is no additional application for study. All eligible candidates will be assessed by the university and get an award according to their academic qualification after being enrolled in a degree program at the university.

The applications deadline is September 20, 2019. So please apply for this grant as soon as possible.  

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Imperial Post-Doctoral, Post-CCT Research Fellowship (IPPRF) 2019

There are two funding opportunities available to talented individuals with outstanding intellectual achievements who possess the potential to become leaders in academic medicine at Imperial College London.

The purpose of the scholarship is to draw on the research strengths of Imperial and attract the highest quality early-stage clinical academics finishing clinical training to work towards Clinician Scientist.

Value of the awards will be varying according to the programme. So take a glance and get more information about this scholarship.


Applicants must be fully qualified medical doctors, have been awarded a PhD or MD  and hold a CCT, or be within 12 months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at the time of application.

How to Apply

The IPPRF award application process comprises 2 stages.  Before submitting anything interested applicants should first approach the relevant department in the Faculty of Medicine to discuss their research interest and establish whether the department is able to support their application.

Stage 1: Applicants must gain support from the proposed ‘host’ Department in the Faculty of Medicine using the IPPRF Application form before finalizing and submitting their applications to the Job Applicants section of the Imperial College London website.

Stage 2: Applicants must submit the signed/approved IPPRF application form, and upload their CV and completed Job Application via the Job Applicants section of the Imperial College London website.

The applications will open in November 2019.

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The Royal Society Industry Fellowships 2019

The Royal Society is offering Industry Fellowships for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organization.

The Industry Fellowship, part of the Royal Society’s Industry programme, aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia in the UK.

The scheme provides a basic salary for the researcher and a contribution towards research costs. The scheme is currently funded by the Royal Society and Rolls-Royce plc.

Research expenses may be claimed up to the value of £2,000 per year. Awards can be for any period up to two years full-time or a maximum of four years pro-rata, i.e. an award could be held at 50% part-time for four years enabling fellows to maintain links with their employing institution more easily.


You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • have a PhD or are of equivalent standing in your profession
  • hold a permanent post in a university, not-for-profit research organization or industry in the UK
  • are at a stage in your career when you would particularly benefit from establishing or strengthening personal or corporate links between academia and industry as a foundation for long-term collaboration and development

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through the Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant. Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the Industry Fellowship panel.

Applications are initially assessed by panel members and a shortlist is drawn up. Shortlisted applications are then sent for independent review and are finally considered at a panel meeting. It is expected that applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application four months after the closing date.

We are committed to supporting applicants with disabilities. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the application process, please contact the team to let us know. Find out more about the Royal Society’s Science and Industry programme.

For more information regarding the scheme, please contact the Grants team on or call us on +44 20 7451 2666.

This scheme is open to applications and closes at 3 pm on Tuesday October 8, 2019.

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ISSF Springboard Fellowships 2019/2020

All international students are invited to apply for the ISSF Springboard Research Fellowships at Imperial College London in the UK.

The main purpose of the ISSF Springboard Fellowship programmes is to help with the career progression and retention of outstanding early-career researchers.

The scholarship covers salary costs PLUS up to £15,000 for consumables. Departments are also expected to make a 50% contribution towards the award of the ISSF Springboard fellowship. All applications must be discussed with the relevant Departmental Manager prior to submission.


These fellowships are available for international students.

  • These fellowships are open to researchers across all Faculties. The proposed research must be within the science remit of the Wellcome Trust. Researchers from disciplines outside of biomedicine can apply for funding, provided the project is within this remit.
  • Multidisciplinary applications are strongly encouraged.
  • For further information and eligibility, please read the ISSF Springboard Fellowships Guidelines 2019-20 (October 2019) (Imperial login required).

How to Apply

Applications must comprise of the following:

  1. A completed ISSF Springboard Fellowships Application Form (October 2019 call).
  2. Letter of support from the host/supervisor
  3. The InfoEd proposal should not be submitted for approval but must have been agreed in outline by the appropriate department(s)
    An e-mail signifying approval will suffice and must be attached to the InfoEd proposal
  4. ‘Recovery’ on InfoEd must have the 50% charge and ‘Institution Contribution’ the other 50%.  All costs can be inflated.
  5. Departments should cc when contacting CBS re the CBS costing tool. The CBS approval email must also be sent directly to this ISSF email account.       
  6. Convert items 1-3 to PDF and combine into a single document in that order.
    > Name the file appropriately: Your_Name_ISSFSpringboardFellowship_Application_October_2019
  7. Submit this by email to

The applications deadline is October 15, 2019.

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