There are also some external funding schemes which are applicable for students from the School of Education.
The Chevening/Birmingham Partnership Award
Chevening has partnered with the University of Birmingham to co-fund 16 Chevening/Birmingham Partnership Awards. Six partnership awards are specifically available to candidates from Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Korea. The remaining ten partnership awards are open to candidates from all Chevening-eligible countries.
Awards support any one-year taught Master’s degree offered at the University of Birmingham. Applicants can choose any other course of study, but are encouraged to refer to their country pages for details of priority areas of study for their region.
Further details on the Chevening/Birmingham Partnership Award
Applications have now closed and will reopen in August 2015
National Scholarship Fund for Teachers and SEND support staff
This scheme for teachers is to provide an opportunity for teachers to deepen their specialist or subject knowledge.
This year the Department for Education is interested in applications from groups of teachers or SEND support staff who want to work together. The activity should deepen SEND knowledge and ability to provide effective support to pupils with SEND.
Further details on the National Scholarship Fund
This has now closed for 2014
Physics teacher training scholarships
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has 100 teacher training scholarships worth £25,000 available to physics trainees starting their teacher training in the 2015/16 academic year. Scholarships will be instead of the standard government bursary for trainee teachers, but trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard bursary. There are a number of rounds associated with this scholarship.
The Hockerill Foundation
The Hockerill Foundation makes grants to individuals training in the UK to be teachers with a priority to those teaching Religious Education. Applications are accepted from December and the deadline is 31 March each year. Late applications will be considered for priority areas.
For further information, please view http://www.hockerillfoundation.org.uk/Grants.aspx
The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
The trust supports students applying or accepted on a full or part-time postgraduate Masters or Doctoral degree. Grants are normally worth between £300 to £1,000 in value. They are intended to cover the shortfall incurred by educational and subsistence expenses upon payment of tuition fees.
Find out more http://www.stapleytrust.org/wp/about/
This is now closed until 4 January 2016
BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) Scholarships
The British Federation of Women Graduates scholarships are for women who will be in their third year of doctoral studies or part time equivalent at the time when the awards are given out. The awards are given on the basis of overall academic excellence determined from information on application form, referee reports and interview for shortlisted candidates. Awards are given out in September/October and range upwards from £1,000 with the average being around £3,000.
To be eligible to apply for a BFWG award for the year 2015/16 you must be: A female postgraduate student who commenced full time doctoral studies eg. PhD, DPhil, DMus etc. between 1 September 2012 and 31 October 2013, or a part time student at an equivalent stage of her studies. You must be registered at a university in England, Wales or Scotland (not Northern Ireland). Awards are given to help with on-going doctoral work rather than as prizes at the end of doctoral studies so we are not expecting applicants to be submitting their theses before February 2016 at the earliest. To be eligible, fees for the year from October 2015 must be paid or covered by available funds or waived by the university. Deadline is 27th March 2015
Please visit the BFWG website for further details
International Placement Scheme
AHRC offers current AHRC/ESRC students the opportunity to undertake a short term placement of up to 6 months in some of the worlds largest libraries (ESRC students may only apply to the Library of Congress)
This has now closed for 2015.
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FindAPhD Scholarships 2014
The FindaPhD website is offering seven £500 subject specific scholarships and one £1,000 general scholarship wishing to start a PhD in autumn 2014 International Scholarships. This has now closed for 2014 entry but you may register for information for 2015
Daiwa Scholarship for UK citizens
The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan open to all UK students (UG, PPD, PGR). The Scholarships are provided by the Foundation to encourage better understanding between both countries.
Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF JAPAN OR JAPANESE IS NECESSARY.
The next closing date for applications is 3 December 2015. It is possible to apply online from mid-September 2015. The application form and notes may be found on the Daiwa Website www.dajf.org.uk