Funding for postgraduate research programmes
The following are potential sources of funding if you are interested in studying for a PhD:
MRC Studentship in Health Economics
We invite applications from eligible students for a fully-funded MRC studentship. The project will explore the role of interactions between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ in creating inequalities in health and disease. This studentship would commence in Autumn 2019. The application deadline is 5pm, Friday 23 November 2018.
ESRC studentships for master's and/or PhD study
If you are interested in studying for a master's (MSc/MRes) followed by a PhD, you can apply for a ESRC studentship.
We invite applications from eligible students for ESRC research studentships in all the school’s disciplines - accounting, economics, finance and management.
The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is midday on Tuesday 29 January 2019. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.
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 is midday on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
Economics pathway - contacts
Candidates in Economics should send an email to Jane Pitfield (Jane.Pitfield@bristol.ac.uk) copied to Gerard Van den Berg (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 Mark Clatworthy (email@example.com) and Mirco Rubin (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 Katharina Burger (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. For 2019 entry, the application deadline is midday on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Further 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 deadline to submit your application is 18 January 2019.
All CSC - Bristol PhD scholarships are available for admission in September 2019 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.