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Scholarships and Funding


Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Some scholarships and funding sources are available for the PhD programme and we would encourage you to apply for available opportunities. The main sources of funding are listed below:

Funding for Conferences and Research Expenses

The Department of Economics will fund some research expenses of MRes/PhD students, including: the costs of journal submission; costs of attending conferences/ workshops and fieldwork and data purchase expenses. Funding for research expenses will always be subject to budget being available, but as a guide each student is eligible to apply for a maximum of £1,200 in research and conference expenses. Applications must have the support of your supervisor and will be considered by the Director PhD. Further information is available here. Please contact Maryanne Heafey (Programme Manager), if you wish to make an application. You must obtain agreement prior to expenditure and retrospective claims will not be considered.

Applications for studentships for the Economics pathway at Warwick are now open and will close on 26 January 2021. These studentships include payment of fees and a maintenance award for eligible students. All successful applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend (£15,285 in 2020/21), and payment of tuition fees at the UK home fee rate. If you are an overseas students and your application is successful, the department will pay the outstanding part of your academic fee. Eligibility criteria are available here.

ESRC awards can be made for 3 years, 3.5 years or 4 years. We advise our students to apply for a +3.5 award (3.5 years). Further details on the application process are available here. Please note students on MRes/PhD Economics are not required to submit a PhD admissions application, as you have already been admitted by the University.

Learn more about the ESRC DTP here.

The Chancellors International Awards

The University of Warwick is committed to being able to ensure as many academically outstanding students as possible from around the world are able to study here. For 2021/2022 entry there will be up to 42 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding Overseas and EU PhD applicants. Find out more about the Chancellors International Awards here.

Alan Turing Institute (ATI)

The ATI offers an enrichment scheme for students currently enrolled on a PhD programme in a UK university. Enrichment places last for up to 12 months and students continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations at ATI. As well as opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers, the scheme offers a stipend top up (to bring your existing stipend up to the current ATI level) and a travel allowance.

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarships (Warwick)

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Bank of Italy (New) - each year the Bank of Italy offers a number of scholarships for students wishing to undertake further study in specific economic-related fields. Find out more about them here. Students of any origin can apply, but they need to have obtained a Laurea from an Italian institution.

UniCredit & Universities (New) - Numerous scholarships are granted by UniCredit & Universities in economics, banking and/or finance, to students wishing to pursue a Master's degree or PhD abroad. Learn more about these opportunities on their Scholarships webpage. Requirements depend on the scholarship.For the Marco Fanno, students of any origin can apply, but they need to have obtained a Laurea from an Italian institution.

Einaudi Foundation scholarships (New) - The Einaudi Foundation will assign 10 scholarships for young post-graduates and PhDs for academic year 2020/21. Find out more and how to apply here. Open also to non-Italian students.