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Sources of funding

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Finding funding is a priority for many postgraduates.

Sources of funding: your starting point

The University of Nottingham’s postgraduate funding page should be your starting point as this information is relevant wherever you study within the UK.

They have a step-by-step guide to follow with links to help you find funding.

Funding for masters and research courses

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding 

This online guide provides alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality. 

It contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

We have purchased a licence for the guide so it’s free to Nottingham students, staff and alumni (see opposite).

Confirmed funding

In 2022-23, UoN students or alumni won 61 awards to the value of £121,550. Since 2018, the value of awards won by UoN students or alumni is £735,358. 


Free webinar for UoN students and graduates

Dr Luke Blaxill from GradFunding held a webinar on how to apply for funding through charities and trusts. Luke also covered more traditional sources of funding for masters and PhD study. This is an excellent session on all aspects of funding.

Students: Login to Careers SharePoint site using your University of Nottingham email address to watch the webinar

Alumni: Email us to provide access to the webinar


Other useful websites


Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679