Stanley Ray Scholarships

Level of study
Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters
Subject area
English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Theology and Religion
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 01/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Stanley Ray scholarships were established thanks to the generosity of the late Stanley Ray. These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants studying full or part-time research programmes which commence in September 2021. 

Value of Award

Two scholarships of £10,000 per annum for full-time students or £5,000 for part-time students.

For UK students, this award would cover tuition fees and a small monthly maintenance. 

For EU and overseas students, this would be awarded as a tuition fee contribution.

Eligibility Criteria

These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants studying campus-based research programmes in any of the following Schools within the College of Arts and Law:

  • English, Drama and Creative Studies
  • History and Cultures
  • Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
  • Philosophy, Theology and Religion

However, preference is given to applicants studying English Literature, French, Music or Shakespeare Studies.

They are available to students who commence their study at the start of the 2021 academic year. These awards are not available to current Doctoral students.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online funding application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online funding application and funding reference forms, please visit our College of Arts and Law Scholarships How to Apply page.

The deadline for applying is 4pm on Monday 1 March 2021 for Doctoral Researchers or 4pm on Monday 22 March 2021 for Masters by Research.

If you have already made an application for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding through the Midlands4Cities consortium, or for another College of Arts and Law scholarship, your application will automatically be considered for the Stanley Ray Scholarship, if eligible, without you having to make additional applications.  Please note, other schemes are available that have alternative processes and require a separate application. This includes Economic and Social Research Council funding.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please email