Funding for research programmes
Master's and PhD scholarships for autumn 2018 entry
If you are interested in studying for a PhD in the School from autumn 2018, potential sources of funding include ESRC studentships, China Scholarship Council (CSC) - University of Bristol Joint PhD Scholarships Programme, and University of Bristol and Alumni scholarships. For information on these funding schemes, please see below; for advice on these and additional schemes, including alumni discounts, see the details of awards and eligibility requirements.
If you are interested in studying in the school for a master's (MSc/MRes) followed by a PhD, please see the information below on ESRC studentships.
ESRC studentships for master's and/or PhD study
We invite applications from eligible students for ESRC research studentships in all the school’s disciplines - accounting, economics, finance and management. These studentships would commence in autumn 2018. The application deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Further information on the awards and eligibility requirements.
These studentships are associated with the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP), a consortium of universities in the south west. The Partnership benefits from the leadership and research knowledge available from five institutions, and builds on the success of the SWDTC, with over 200 ESRC funded researchers.
For some research topics, there may be scope to be considered for support under an interdisciplinary pathway. For example, the Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway may be relevant for those interested in certain kinds of applied research, or in statistical methodology. For more details of the interdisciplinary pathways, please see the SWDTP website.
ESRC studentships - application procedure
The application procedure has three steps for all candidates, as follows:
- Prepare a research proposal. Note that if you are applying for 1+3 funding for an MSc or MRes programme in the first instance, your research proposal only needs to indicate one or two broad areas of interest.
- Submit an online application to either an MSc or MRes programme or the PhD programme (as appropriate) within the School of Economics, Finance and Management, and indicate on the application form that you wish to be considered for ESRC funding. If you have already submitted an application, but not so indicated, do not worry: proceed to step 3.
- Email the contacts below with your research proposal as an attachment, a brief statement that you wish to be considered for ESRC funding, and an indication that your online MSc/MRes/PhD application has been submitted. Please also indicate whether you wish to be considered for +3 or 1+3 funding.
The deadline for applications, with all three steps completed, is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Economics pathway - contacts
Candidates in Economics should send an email to Jane Pitfield (Jane.Pitfield@bristol.ac.uk) copied to Jon Temple (email@example.com) and Erlend Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include ‘ESRC studentships’ in the subject line.
Management and Business Studies pathway (Accounting and Finance) - contacts
Candidates in Accounting and Finance should send an email to Jane Pitfield (Jane.Pitfield@bristol.ac.uk), copied to Mariano Scapin (email@example.com) and Xiaojun Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include ‘ESRC studentships’ in the subject line.
Management and Business Studies pathway (Management) - contacts
Candidates in Management should send an email to Jane Pitfield (email@example.com), copied to Sheena Vachhani (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Xiaojun Wang (email@example.com).
Please include ‘ESRC studentships’ in the subject line.
Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway
Please see the information on the AQM website.
University of Bristol and Alumni PhD scholarships
For students seeking funding for PhD study in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Management, one potential source of funding is a University of Bristol Alumni and PhD scholarship. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th January 2018. For more details and the application procedure, please see the information and application procedures.
If you apply for an ESRC PhD (+3) studentship you will also be considered, automatically, in the award competition for a University of Bristol PhD scholarship, subject to confirmation of availability. If you are not eligible for an ESRC studentship, but wish to be considered for a University of Bristol PhD scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy your message to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should have the subject line ‘Bristol scholarships’ and consist of a brief statement that you wish to be considered for a scholarship, and an indication that your online PhD application has been submitted by the deadline.
China Scholarship Council (CSC) - University of Bristol Joint PhD Scholarships Programme
This award is for Chinese students who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application. The application deadline for admission to the University of Bristol by 7 March 2018.
40 CSC - Bristol PhD scholarships are available for admission in 2018 for up to 48 months of research at the University of Bristol.
The University of Bristol provides full tuition fees for each PhD programme.
The China Scholarship Council provides:
- a stipend (as specified by the Chinese Government)
- a return international airfare between China and the UK
- funding to cover passport and visa fee
For full details and how to apply please visit the information and application procedures pages.