Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship
One Sir Francis Hill Scholarship is available for the academic year 2017/18. This award is open to nominations from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts. This Scholarship is founded by a bequest under the will of Sir Francis Hill, Chancellor of the University, 1971 – 1978.
Students with a conditional or an unconditional offer on a PhD research programme at the University of Nottingham, or who are currently in the first year of their PhD are eligible to apply. International students are eligible to apply but funding is only at the level of HEU fees and maintenance grant. Each School may nominate one student. The award is for full-time students only.
Value of the Awards
Remission of full time HEU, research postgraduate fees and maintenance grant at Research Council rates (i.e. £4,121 and £14,296 for 2016/17). The expected start date for awards is 1st October 2017. The Scholarship can be awarded for up to three years provided that the student makes satisfactory progress.
The application form gives the process for its completion and an indication of how applicants will be assessed (attached).
• Section one of the form to be completed by the student
• Section two to be completed by two supervisors
• Section three to be completed by the Director of Postgraduate Studies or equivalent.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the key administrative contact in your School or department by 28 April 2017, so that applications can be considered at School Selection Panels which normally meet at this time. This is a competitive award and each School is only allowed to submit one application to the Graduate School. Once the School has selected the application for submission section four of the form must be completed by the Head of School. The deadline for applications to be submitted by Schools to the Graduate School is: 25 May 2017 (noon).