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Research Council funding

There are seven government-funded research councils that offer financial support to postgraduate students. The seven UK research councils are publicly funded bodies that support research and studentships across a range of subjects.

Details of RCUK funding available at the University can be found below:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. This doctoral training partnership provides PhD scholarships, plus opportunities for networking and collaboration and links with leading cultural and creative economy partners. For more information, please take a look at the M4C website, or email us at

Wed 03 Jul 2019, 08:34

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

We have seven Centres for Doctoral Training in the Sciences funded by the EPSRC. Further details about research areas and funding opportunities can be found here.

Mon 26 Oct 2015, 10:06

Economic & Social Research (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS), led by the University of Warwick, has recently been accredited as a Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The MGS is part of a national network made up of 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). Warwick’s consortium partners in the MGS are Aston, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough Universities.

For further information and details on how to apply please see the link provided.

Mon 26 Oct 2015, 09:34 | Tags: PhD, Social Sciences

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The STFC funds a small number of funded studentships across research areas such as Astrophysics, Astronomy and Elementary Particle Physics in the Department of Physics. For more information about this funding please email

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:29

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

A number of fully funded studentships in environmental sciences are available. These studentships are available as part of the NERC DTP CENTA consortium. Find out more about applying for a PhD studentship as part of the NERC CENTA.

For more details of the CENTA consortium and the training opportunities available please see the CENTA website.

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:24 | Tags: PhD

Medical Research Council (MRC)

A number of Medical Research Council-funded PhD studentships are available across Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences through the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Doctoral Training Partnership (IBR DTP). The programme focuses on addressing important biomedical quesitons in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics and Molecular Microbiology.

Find out more about opportunities for funding in the IBR DTP.

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:24 | Tags: PhD

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

The MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) between the University of Warwick the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester offering PhD funding in the areas of Food Security, Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology or Molecules, Cells and Systems. Find out more.

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:23 | Tags: PhD