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PhD Studentship: Alice Brown PhD Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh - School of Social & Political Science

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £11,594
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 1st February 2024

Follow in the footsteps of Alice Brown, one of Scotland’s most influential modern figures in social and political science, with this six-year part-time PhD scholarship. It offers a programme of advanced study, ongoing research, professional training and development.

Applications are welcome for PhD projects in the following broad areas:

Prospective candidates are encouraged to explore the range of expertise and research and teaching strengths across the School.

Eligibility

You must meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the to the PhD programme, and the following would be desirable in a subject relevant to the scholarship:

  • a first class honours degree (or equivalent)

Or

  • a taught Master's degree at distinction level (or equivalent)

Due to constraints on part-time study for international students on visas, this award is only open to nationals of the UK or those whose visa allows for part-time study.

Award details

The scholarship covers:

  • full payment of PhD tuition fees
  • an annual stipend of £11,594 (uplifting at the UKRI percentage increase annually)

Awards are made for one year in the first instance and are renewable for up to a further five years (pro-rata for current students), subject to satisfactory academic progress. 

Application and Selection

How to apply

The closing date for this scholarship is 1 February 2024 at 23:59 GMT

Ensure you visit the Important Information and Recommendations section before you apply. Application Process and Deadline

Applicants must submit two separate applications by this deadline (further information about both is given below):

  • Application for admission to your chosen PhD programme (must be submitted at least 10 working days before the scholarship deadline)
  • Application for the Alice Brown PhD Scholarship

Application for admission to a PhD research degree

Please note: you will only be able to apply for a scholarship after you have submitted an application for a PhD programme. 

The application to study is made via the University's on-line applications system EUCLID - you are encouraged to make this application at least ten working days prior to making your scholarship application.

Alice Brown PhD Scholarship application

Application to the Alice Brown Scholarship is via the University's online scholarships application form located within the EUCLID applicant hub. After submitting your application for your programme of study, you will receive a University Username (UUN) and access to MyEd where you can reach the scholarship application system.

Before applying, please read the self-assessment page, which provides helpful information about the factors that help make a successful application.

Please note that applications for the Alice Brown PhD Scholarship are extremely competitive, and every year demand outstrips supply. 

Selection process

The School selection panel will meet in Spring 2024, and results will be communicated to candidates by the end of May 2024. 

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