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Funding opportunities will be announced throughout the year. Please continue to check this page for the latest information. Click on the titles below for more information about each opportunity.

RCN Foundation Margaret Parkinson Scholarships - GEN students

These scholarships are available to graduates with an Upper Second or First Class degree in a non-nursing subject who are commencing a pre-registration nursing programme between 15 March 2016 and 1 April 2017.

Other criteria apply including at least 500 hours experience of nursing or healthcare work. Applicants must also be living in the UK and have a firm intent to work in the UK.

Full details and an application form can be found on the RCN Foundation website.


NIHR/CNO Clinical Academic Careers Training Masters Studentships 

A fully-funded Clinical Academic Careers Training Masters Studentships at The University of Nottingham, starting in September 2016.

These studentships are jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and will provide full tuition fees and employee salaries to cover employer's back-fill costs for students to undertake a Masters Degree in Research Methods

This is an exceptional opportunity to develop your research skills and generate evidence that makes a real difference to clinical practice at one of the leading health education providers in the UK.

Application information can be found on NIHR webpage.


Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership ESRC-funded Studentships

Nottingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which offers funding opportunities for UK and EU postgraduate students each year, including tuition fee scholarships and money towards living expenses.A number of pathways are available at Nottingham, including Mental Health and Wellbeing. The closing date for applications is Thursday 18 January 2018.


Florence Nightingale Foundation Band Trust Research 

The Florence Nightingale Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for nurses and midwives to enable them, through study, to promote innovation in practice and to extend knowledge and skills to meet changing needs.

The research scholarship awards funds to undertake a course in research methods, research modules or a dissertation/thesis as part of an academic course of study. The Foundation will also consider doctoral studies and post doctoral research projects. The outcome of the research should result in clinical improvement and evidence-based care for patients and clients.

Find out more about the Florence Nightingale Research Scholarships.


China Scholarship Council Research Excellence 

Full tuition fees scholarships with stipends available, funded by the International Office. You can apply for this scholarship if you meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be a Chinese national and meet the requirements of the China Scholarship Council (See website for more information)
  • Are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and already hold an offer to start a full-time PhD research degree programme at The University of Nottingham in September or October 2016 – any subject area – this offer must be unconditional (conditional offers will be considered providing all English language requirements have been met – i.e. IELTS/TOEFL).

Apply for the China Scholarship Council's Research Excellence Scholarship.


PhD Scholarship for Research Excellence from Brazil

The University of Nottingham and The University of Birmingham are working in partnership to support research collaboration with Brazilian institutions and we are pleased to be able to offer 20 full tuition fee scholarships for PhD students from Brazil.

With a combined research income of over £200m, The University of Nottingham and The University of Birmingham are two of the leading universities in UK higher education. View eligibility criteria and information on how to apply.


Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence - International and EU

A range of full tuition fee scholarships are available for International and European Union students.

The school's deadline for applications who wish to be eligible for the Vice Chancellor’s scholarship is 27 January.

Please be aware, before applying for the Scholarships, you need to hold a PhD course offer first. 


NIHR/CNO Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships

The NIHR/CNO Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship is aimed at post-degree nurses, midwives and allied health professionals sited in England who have at least one year's experience of clinical practice since graduating; have had sufficient research experience or research training to prepare them to undertake a PhD; and wish to obtain a PhD by research whilst still developing their clinical skills.

Find out more about Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships.


Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Studentships

Candidates for an MRC-funded studentship must hold qualifications in a relevant subject at the level of, or equivalent to, a good honours degree. This should be a first or upper second class honours degree.

View more information on a range of doctoral studentship opportunities funded by the MRC.


Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis.

The Scholarship is aimed at individuals who have met the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic records
  • Genuine financial need
  • Admission to a reputable institution of higher learning
  • Thoughtful and coherent educational career plans

Find out more information about the Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme.


Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

This scheme enables scholars to undertake up to three years of full-time research on a medical humanities topic leading to a doctoral degree.

You should hold or expect to hold a Master's degree in either a humanities or social science discipline. Applicants with equivalent experience will also be considered.

Find out more information about the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships.


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