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Sources of funding

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Finding funding is a priority for many postgraduates.

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


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 and staff using their UoN email address.

Free webinar for UoN students

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

GradFunding webinar. Login to MyCareer to watch it

Confirmed funding in 2019-2020

189 UoN students received funding through the Guide with the total amount exceeding over £120,000.

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Log in to the Guide as a student

Log in as an UoN alumnus via MyCareer


Postgraduate funding workshops


Other useful websites


Careers and Employability Service

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