The College Research Student Awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.
As a student with us you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject. Those chosen exemplify the high standards the University of Edinburgh sets for its research students and the investment that we make in their potential.
Who can apply
The College Research Awards have a high number of applicants, and as a result are highly competitive. Applicants with an outstanding track record of academic achievements and research potential are encouraged to apply. Those candidates with research areas that fall under UK Research Council Awards are required to apply to the relevant Research Council as well.
Tips for writing a successful proposal
Your proposal should provide insight into what you plan to research, how you will conduct your research, and the contribution(s) it will make. At this stage your proposal provides evidence of your ability to write, think, create, and argue. It also helps indicate how your research will fit into the institution and its goals. A strong proposal contains a clear proposition and/or question, sets up outcomes that can be delivered, contains several propositions which are then connected to for the structure, is intelligible to non-experts, has a relevant audience, and shows critical thinking.
Award levels vary depending on your School. To get additional information on award amounts candidates should visit their School’s website or contact the School postgraduate office for additional information.
Candidates for the College Research Award must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences within the academic year 2019-2020. MSc by Research programmes are not eligible.
Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
Applicants should first apply for admission, noting each School’s particular deadline Schools within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as this is a prerequesite for applying for the scholarship.
Information on how to apply for the scholarship will be published on this web page in due course – the scholarship closing date is expected to be 1st February 2019: you are strongly advised to ensure you have submitted your application for admission at least five working days before this date or within the School admission deadline if earlier.
Applicants within the Edinburgh College of Art are advised to refer to ECA College Research Awards
Applicants will be notified of their standing by their intended School of study. Please contact your School’s postgraduate office for information on your status.