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Snowdon Master's Scholarships - 2020/21

The Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust have now opened applications to their scholarships for MSc courses beginning in Autumn 2020. Funding is available to exceptional disabled students to join any UK based Masters programme and is focused on supporting disabled students into postgraduate education. Applications can be for any UK University or Masters course and are open for both national and international students. Successful candidates will join a unique network of high achieving disabled leaders working together to inspire future generations.

Funding of a maximum of £30,000 per successful students with up to £15,000 towards MSc course fees and a £15,000 allowance while studying.

Detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.


Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund will be offering up to 18 scholarship awards of £5,000 to Canadian citizens studying in the UK for the academic year 2020/2021. These awards are for academic and artistic studies and are exclusively for students who have already started their multi-year studies in the UK in multiple disciplines. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided above.

The deadline for applications is: Midnight on Sunday 8th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 14:10 | Tags: Current Students Masters PhD funding postgrad

BRITISH FEDERATION OF WOMEN GRADUATES (BFWG)

BFWG Prizes for outstanding academic excellence

This competition is now open and the awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in, or going into, their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil etc. in the autumn of 2020. Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £1,000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence. For further details please visit the web-site link provided, where information including criteria for eligibility can be found.

The closing date for applications is: 5pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020

BFWG Research Presentations Day - Saturday 2nd May 2020

This one day meeting in London is an opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to a general audience. A small prize of £120 is offered for the student giving what is judged the best presentation. It is also an opportunity to meet students from other universities and other disciplines. Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

The closing date for applications is: Saturday 14th March 2020

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 13:53 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad

Conference - Cumberland Lodge

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Resilient Communities Conference - Bursary places available for PhD students

Starts on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 10.00 am and finishes on Friday 28th February 2020 at 4.00 pm. (Participants are expected to attend the whole event)

This Conference is an opportunity for PhD students to attend a two-day residential Conference at Cumberland Lodge, which will explore thought-provoking, challenging and innovative examples that can lead the way towards more inclusive forms of community life and opportunities for shared commitments in the wake of events or developments that fracture and divide local populations.

There are five bursaries available for this conference to support PhD students working in relevant fields with the costs of travelling to and from Cumberland Lodge. All conference costs, shared-accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge.

To find our more about the conference and to download the bursary application form, please visit the Cumberland Lodge web-site, link provided above.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020.

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 15:20 | Tags: Conference Current Students PhD funding postgrad

£500 towards the University of Glasgow Summer School - Research Communication in 2020

The Doctoral College is offering two Postgraduate Researchers a maximum of £500 each to attend this event!

The University of Glasgow proposes to host the Guild PGR Summer School in 2020. The overarching theme for the week would be research communication, which encompasses many important topics relevant not only to the PhD experience, but also to future career plans.

For example:

• Communicating research to diverse audiences/non-academic audiences

• Communication within a multidisciplinary team

• Communicating with external stakeholders

• Communicating with the media

This theme will provide opportunity for discussion, reflection, and practical skills development. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on research communication in their own PhDs, and to develop/enhance their skills in this area via group work, workshops, and a variety of experiential activities. Putting the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week into practice, participants will work together to eventually produce an online publication on research communication, which would be available to all PhD students.

They will draw on the expertise of staff and students from the University’s Glasgow Research Beacons, cross-disciplinary areas of research excellence, who will develop and deliver content based on their extensive experience in both working within cross-disciplinary teams and working with other institutions, funders, practitioners, policymakers and charities. Other staff from across the University with appropriate expertise will develop resources and deliver sessions on topics such as managing a social media profile and presentation techniques.


Imminent PhD Opportunity - The Brilliant Club - PhD teaching, outreach and widening participation - APPLY NOW!

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Teaching/Outreach/Widening Participation

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The Scholars Programme – PhDs

Apply NOW for 2019/20!

The Scholars Programme is run by The Brilliant Club, an award-winning university access charity. They recruit and train doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to pupils in schools that serve under-represented communities.

You can find out more about The Brilliant Club and the tutoring opportunity online. To sign up for an information webinar, click here.

To apply to work as a PhD tutor please visit the application form. 


Tim Morris Funding Award 2019/2020

Education Development Trust's Tim Morris Award offers £2,000 financial support to a PhD or MPhil student in the field of education or international development to support field research in a low- or low-middle income country.

Further detailed information including the application form can be found on the link provided.

Tue 01 Oct 2019, 16:22 | Tags: Current Students PhD funding postgrad


Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships - 2020-21. Female citizens of a developing country/emerging economy, for PhD degree or post-doctoral research in STEM.

The scholarship focusses on women from developing countries who want to build a future in academia. Applicants should be a female citizen of a developing country or emerging economy and be preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Full details on eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

The on-line system will be receiving NEW APPLICATIONS from September 2019.


The Sheikh Family Scholarship - COSARAF Foundation

The COSARAF Charitable Foundation invites applications for The Sheikh Family Scholarship which is solely open only to Muslim home students applying to the MA in Islamic Education programme at the Centre for Education Studies who are facing financial hardship.

The Award is £10,000 contribution towards tuition fees and living expenses for the duration of study, payable in instalments. Successful candidates will be required to show a clear commitment to giving back to society and their communities.

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st July 2019.

Further details on eligibility and what is expected of the Scholar can be found on the link provided.


British Federation of Women Graduates - Scholarships

BFWG Awards for Doctoral Students 2019

Applications for British Federation of Women Graduates scholarships are now being sought. The awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil in the autumn of 2019.

Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £,1000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 2019.

Further details including eligibility criteria can be found on the "scholarships" web-pages on the link provided.


Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) - 2019

Scholarships for Canadian Postgraduates Studying in the UK

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are pleased to announce awards of between £2,000 - £5,000 to Canadian nationals currently enrolled full-time on a multi-year postgraduate programme attending a UK University. The awards are across multiple disciplines including science, engineering, social science, humanities, music, creative art, design, and more.

The competition opens on 16th January 2019 and closes at midnight on 10th March 2019.

Full details reagarding eligibility, required documentation and how to apply can be found on the web-site link provided above.


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