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Doctoral College

Funding opportunities

This page sets out a range of funding opportunities available to you throughout your research and studies.

Funding for Researcher Development and Social Activities

Doctoral College Activities Fund

You can apply to this fund to organise training, networking events and conferences for doctoral students within the Festival of Doctoral Research. Award value: Up to £1,000

Find out more about the Doctoral College Activities Fund

External Funding Opportunities

The Doctoral College strongly recommends that you explore other external sources of funding as well as those that may be offered in your Faculty. The University of Southampton holds subscriptions to The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding which you can find on our SharePoint with a UoS Login.

Funding Opportunities

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarships

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Presidential Scholarships) fund runs annually and is administered by the Doctoral College.

Alternative Guide

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

How to find and apply to alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current and prospective graduate students. Login to UoS Doctoral College SharePoint to view.


The Grundy Educational Trust

The Grundy Educational Trust provides funding for UK citizens or residents for those in a STEM subject (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics). Login to UoS Doctoral College SharePoint to view

British Federation of Women Graduates

British Federation of Women Graduates

Charities administered by the British Federation of Women Graduates have limited funds to make awards to women undertaking doctoral research in England, Wales or Scotland.


EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Funding

The University of Southampton is proud to hold an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that funds a certain number of PhD students per year, as well as Doctoral Prize Fellows and undergraduate Vacation Interns. We also host a number of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

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