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Doctoral Research Grant Support

An endowment from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Art Trust, made in 1986 partly funds the Research Unit, and includes provision for postgraduate grants, scholarships and fellowships.

Robert Sainsbury Scholarship

For SRU PhD students, we are able to offer the Robert Sainsbury Scholarship. This is a three-year scholarship that covers university fees, living expenses and an allowance for fieldwork/travel. The scholarship will next be available in 2015. Doctoral candidates who apply by 1st March will be eligible to be considered for this scholarship. The Research Unit is also able to assist PhD students with smaller awards that usually supplement grants from other sources.

Online Application form and guidance notes

UEA Scholarships

The University of East Anglia administers different scholarships and bursaries for candidates commencing doctoral research. These competitive awards are restricted to candidates who have been offered a place to undertake research at UEA. The deadline for applications is 14th January 2015. Please see the graduate school page for further information. Applications from candidates received after this date will be considered for admission, but will likely be ineligible for UEA support.

Arts & Humanities Research Council

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding as partners of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE). 75 scholarships are available across the consortium for PhD entry in September 2015.

AHRC doctoral studentships are available to UK and EU residents:

  • UK residents' awards consist of fees and maintenance
  • EU residents' awards are on a fees-only basis.

Please click here for further information

ACU Scholarships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities provides scholarships for graduates of Commonwealth universities who wish to undertake postgraduate study at a Commonwealth university outside their own country. Information on these scholarships may be found in International Awards 2001+, published by the ACU, John Foster House, 36 Gordon Square, London WC1 0PF. See their website Association of Commonwealth Universities. Early enquiries are recommended usually a year in advance.

For further information please see UEA postgraduate funding information.

The following publication may also be of assistance to those seeking support:

The Grants Register. A comprehensive international list of scholarships, fellowships, research grants, exchange opportunities, competitions, etc. Published annually by Palgrave Macmillan.

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