Other sources of PhD funding

Identifying funding for a PhD often requires determination and considerable research. In addition to the schemes offered through the University of Exeter, there are a number of other resources which could help identify potential funding sources.

Useful links

Specific schemes

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Scholarships, including payment of tuition fees and living expenses, are available to students of high academic quality from Commonwealth countries. You must apply well in advance through the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the country in which you have your permanent home. Full details are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website.

Library of Congress Scholarship Scheme

AHRC/ESRC Scholarships Scheme - Library of Congress on the AHRC website.

Run jointly between the AHRC and the ESRC, the scheme offers the chance for AHRC/ESRC funded doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants to access the internationally renowned research collection at the Library of Congress.

Please check the website for application dates and details.

Entente Cordiale

Entente Cordiale is an award scheme that funds French and English students to study across the Channel.

Frank Kno Memorial Fellowship

Frank Knox Fellowship is an award scheme that funds UK-registered PhD students for an additional year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, USA.

Kennedy Scholarship

Under the auspices of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the Kennedy Scholarship offers the opportunity for study at either Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 offers fellowships, studentships and grants. Visit the Royal Commission 1851 site for more information.

Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust

The Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust provides studentships and bursaries.