These funding schemes, which are relevant for those studying within the School of Education are administered through the University of Birmingham.
ESRC Studentships 2014
The School of Education is pleased to invite applications for ESRC postgraduate research studentships beginning in October 2014.
The Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is offering 22 studentships across the spectrum of social science disciplines, two of which are allocated specifically to Education. Studentships include tuition fees and an annual maintenance stipend.
The deadline for applications is 4pm on 15 January 2014
Full details of the scheme can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/dr-fees/ESRC-research-council.aspx.
U21 PhD Scholarships and the U21 Graduate Research Conference
International Relations offer a number of scholarships each year to assist PhD students in travelling to our U21 partners. Each scholarship pays up to £1,500 to assist a student with travelling and accommodation costs. A visit might usually be expected to be for a period of approximately one month. For a full list of U21 institutions please visit the official U21 website: http://www.universitas21.com/member .
Further details of the scheme and application form
Deadline is 28th March 2014
The Florence Congleton Scholarship
The Florence Congleton Scholarship is to support an African woman who is on a postgraduate taught programme here in the School of Education. More information on the Florence Congleton Scholarship
Please be aware that this scholarship is not available every year.
The Li Siguang Scholarship
This scholarship, offered in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) awards PhD scholarships for postgraduate research students from China.
More information on the Li Siguang Scholarship
University of Birmingham Scholarships
Education students (UK/EU/International) if eligible, can apply for the following university studentships. There is one award for each studentship and they are tenable for one year only.
A E Hills Scholarship
Francis Corder Clayton Scholarship
Richard Fenwick Scholarship
If you wish be nominated for one or more of these, please indicate this on your application form to the university, or advise the appropriate administrator. Nominations are open from mid-March prior to the start of the academic term and close at the end of May. More information on the central university awards.
Elite Doctoral Researcher Scholarships 2013-2014
These scholarships are available from the University Graduate School to outstanding overseas candidates of the highest academic aptitude holding an offer of a place to study on a PhD at the University of Birmingham.
More details may be found at: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/studentservices/graduateschool/funding/drelite.aspx
The scholarships have now closed for 2013-2014 entry
The Birmingham Grant and Scholarship
The Birmingham Grant offers additional support to all full time undergraduate (classes as a UK student) students whose household income falls below the University's annual financial threshold.
The Birmingham Scholarship recognises the achievement of students from low-income backgrounds who perform extremely well in their A levels or equivalent qualifications and is open to students who do not have an undergraduate degree
View the Birmingham Grant and Scholarship webpage for details of eligibility and how to apply.
Additional funding for travel
Postgraduate researchers in the School of Education are able to apply for additional funding to support their studies, such as:
The Student Development Scholarships and Graduate Travel Scholarships provide financial support to enable students and graduates of the university to undertake worthwhile and original travel projects intended to further their academic or personal development.
Funding for work placements, research placements and internships
The Careers and Employability Centre offer a range of award schemes for students from a range of backgrounds that are looking to undertake a variety of work experience placements and internships. Schemes include:
The University of Birmingham Undergraduate Research Experience scheme offers financial support for undergraduates to undertake work experience or a research placement in the summer vacation. The scheme is open to all first-, second- and penultimate-year undergraduate students. The application deadline is 30 March 2014.
Award schemes currently available include:
The University of Birmingham International Work Experience scheme
The University of Birmingham UK Professional Work Experience scheme
The University of Birmingham Undergraduate Research Experience scheme
Gateway Bursary scheme
Raleigh Bursary scheme
The Global Challenge scheme is open to all undergraduate students including those in their final year. It gives you intern opportunities in top global companies. The deadline is 9 February 2014.