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Fees and Funding

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 some of these sources of funding may not be available for 2021 entry.

 

There is a wide range of financial support available for students at the University of Nottingham. The support available depends on many factors, such as:

  • the subject being studied
  • award level
  • where you live
  • income 

Many of the financial support options require you to hold an offer from Nottingham before you can make an application for funding.

It is therefore highly recommended that you begin the application process in time to meet the funding deadlines.

Remember to check the eligibility criteria for the funding source(s) that you intend to apply for.

 

 

General funding information, including bursaries and scholarships

 
 

Postgraduate funding

General information

Research Student Testimonials

"As part of my School Research Scholarship I work as an Outreach Officer for the Institute of Name-Studies (INS). My role involves organising and running the volunteer sessions at the Staffordshire Record Office on Wednesday afternoons, and acting as a liaison between the INS and the Record Office. The aim of these sessions is to collect field-names and other minor names from medieval and early modern documents in the archives, that will be used in the formation of the English Place-Name Society county volumes of Staffordshire. The project has recently received funding from the Hermes Trust that will allow the INS and the Record Office to run palaeography workshops for volunteers and other members of the public in May, this will expand the scope of our research and bring greater public awareness to the project.

Volunteer progress can be followed on the website ( https://staffordshireplacenames.esdm.co.uk/), which has been custom built for the project and allows names to be viewed on a map of the country as they are discovered." - Jessica Treacher
Jessica
 

 

Victoria Howard
"Since receiving my School Research Scholarship in the LiPP (Linguistic Profiling for Professionals) team, I’ve been involved in a wide range of projects.  I’ve collected, transcribed and analysed data. I’ve been trained on transcription software, CLAN, which is useful to both my research work and my PhD.  I’ve also helped to update marketing materials, assisted with organising a symposium where I gave a poster presentation, helped with proof-reading reports and been involved in ethics approval processes for projects in the team. I attend monthly team meetings. I find that working with such a fantastic and knowledgeable team for a day each week is a welcome change from working alone on my PhD and enhances the approach I take to my own research." - Victoria Howard
 

 

"The work I do as part of my School Research Scholarship is with the CRLC (Centre for Regional Literature and Culture). After CMS training last semester, I now edit the web pages for the CRLC. I am responsible for keeping them up to date with all the current research happening in and external events organised in conjunction with the School of English. I meet regularly with the centre director, to discuss updates and events linked to the CRLC. This is only my first year on the scholarship programme, so in time I will additionally be assisting in organising conferences related to the CRLC's areas of research, and other, as yet undefined projects." - Jodie Marley
JodieMarley
 
 
 

Masters degree funding

Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding (1+3)

 

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications

Please submit your completed ESRC application by 26 January 2021.

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please contact Professor Kathy Conklin for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

 
Midlands4Cities Nottingham Masters Studentships
The application deadline for this Scholarship has passed.

Aimed at students wanting to do an on-site Masters starting in 2021. The course can be done either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).

The studentships cover:

  • The equivalent of home tuition fees for the Faculty of Arts.
  • A stipend of £9000.

The application deadline for this Studentship has now passed.

 
Scholarships for international students
(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of Masters scholarships available

 
Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are studying a taught Masters course. 
Please check the eligibility requirements and terms and conditions for part-time students.

Full details on the Student Services website

 
Christine Fell Awards
(Closing deadline, 1 May 2021)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award up to two scholarships (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) each year to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA or PhD) working in any of the following areas:

  • Old English and Anglo-Saxon studies
  • Old Norse and Viking studies
  • Name-studies
  • History of English
  • Runology

All continuing students, and all applicants for entry in 2021 who have applied by 1 May 2021 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed in June 2021. The scholarship will not normally be awarded to students in receipt of full funding from the AHRC or other bodies and may be re-assigned to another candidate if the successful candidate subsequently wins such funding.

The fund also allows the School to make occasional small grants to registered students in the above areas to support their academic research.

More about Professor Christine Fell and the School of English

 

Research degrees funding

Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship

Closes for applications 30 April 2021.

Sir Francis Hill Postgraduate Scholarship Background information One Sir Francis Hill Scholarship is available for the academic year 2021/22. 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.

This is a competitive award and each School is only allowed to submit one application to the Graduate School.

Eligibility

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 Home fees and maintenance grant. Each School may nominate one student. The award is for full-time or part-time students.

Value of the Awards

Remission of full time HEU, research postgraduate fees and maintenance grant at Research Council rates (i.e. £4,500 and £15,609 for 2021/22). The expected start date for awards is 1st October 2021. The Scholarship can be awarded for up to 3.5 years provided that the student makes satisfactory progress.

Application

The application form gives the process for its completion and an indication of how applicants will be assessed.

  • 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.

Application Form

Applications should be submitted electronically to the key administrative contact in your School or department.

Key Administrative Contacts

 

ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship

Closed for applications on 3 March 2021.

The University of Nottingham as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner Sonova AG,to commence in October 2021.

In this PhD project, you will first apply qualitative techniques to conceptualize verbal interaction behaviour in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired adults. Then you will harness novel technologies to acquire objective data about people’s daily-life conversation behaviour. The insights arising from this work may lead to improved hearing devices, and better counselling models in hearing rehabilitation.

This project bridges between the School of English and the School of Medicine. Note that for the majority of the studentship duration, your physical base will be in Glasgow, at the Scottish section of the School of Medicine’s Hearing Sciences group.

Sonova AG, the collaborating partner, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids and cochlear implants. You will make several study visits to their HQ in Zurich, Switzerland, and learn about innovations in hearing devices and the way knowledge is transformed into products.

Application Process 

To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Collaborative Studentship application form available online here and email this to graham.naylor@nottingham.ac.uk. Shortlisted applicants will also be required to provide two references.

Application deadline: 3rd March 2021

Informal enquiries about the research or departments involved prior to application can be directed to svenja.adolphs@nottingham.ac.uk (Applied Linguistics, School of English) or graham.naylor@nottingham.ac.uk (Hearing Sciences – Scottish Section, School of Medicine).

Full details and how to apply

More information about the research project

 

 

Midlands4Cities AHRC PhD funding

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed.

The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C DTP) provides UK/EU research candidates with:

  • funding

  • expert supervision (including opportunities for cross-institutional supervision)

  • training

  • access to a wide range of facilities

  • cohort events

  • placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the creative and cultural sectors

Full details and how to apply

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Midlands Graduate School (ESRC) Funding
Applications for 2021 entry are now closed 

ESRC studentships are fully supported by the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, and successful candidates will hold at least a 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Application guidance is available on-line from the Doctoral Training Partnership.

Applications

Please submit your completed ESRC application by 26 January 2021.

Please contact Professor Kathy Conklin for further information and before applying for this scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Full list of Linguistics supervision available

 
 

Scholarships for international students

(Various closing deadlines)

A range of funding is available for students from different countries.

See the full range of PhD scholarships available

 

Christine Fell Awards

(Closing deadline, 1 May 2021)

A fund set up in memory of the late Professor Christine E Fell allows the School to award up to two scholarships (normally a fee-reduction worth £1,000) each year to a new or continuing postgraduate student (MA or PhD) working in any of the following areas:

  • Old English and Anglo-Saxon studies

  • Old Norse and Viking studies

  • Name-studies

  • History of English

  • Runology

All continuing students, and all applicants for entry in 2021 who have applied by 1 May 2021 will be considered automatically for a scholarship and applicants are not required to complete a separate application form. The successful candidate will be informed in June 2021. The scholarship will not normally be awarded to students in receipt of full funding from the AHRC or other bodies and may be re-assigned to another candidate if the successful candidate subsequently wins such funding.

The fund also allows the School to make occasional small grants to registered students in the above areas to support their academic research.

More about Professor Christine Fell and the School of English

 

Student Loans Company

Postgraduate loans are available for eligible students who are do a PhD or equivilant course.

Full details on the Student Services website

 

Other postgraduate funding

 
 
 

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