Forest Edge PhD Scholarships

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 06/02/2019 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Forest Edge will offer a comprehensive training programme to develop researchers and prepare them for post-PhD life in industry, academia, and other sectors. Each doctoral project will identify a major theme and a dominant cross-link, binding it to other projects. Some projects will be multi-disciplinary, some interdisciplinary, and some transdisciplinary, but all will be outside the research council norm, challenging doctoral researchers (DRs) and supervisors alike. 

Value of Award

The scholarship is offered to UK and EU students.

The scholarship award includes:

  • Full payment of tuition fees at Research Councils UK fee level for year of entry (£4,270 in 2018/19), to be paid by the University;
  • An annual maintenance grant at current UK Research Councils rates (national minimum doctoral stipend for 2018/19 is £14,764), to be paid in monthly instalments to the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar by the University.
  • All studentships will come with a minimum of £3,000 Research Training Support Grant. This can be increased, if there are justified project costs, up to a maximum of £12,000. Supervisors should indicate from where any further costs necessary for the project will be sourced.

Eligibility Criteria

Please see each individual projects for eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

Please visit our Forest Edge PhD Scholarships page for guidance on how to apply.

For September 2019 entry, applications will open on Friday 21 December 2018 and will close on Wednesday 6 February 2019.


Postgraduate Recruitment Team
+44 (0)121 414 3641