There are a number of funding options available for M.Phil and Ph.D applicants. Closing dates for applications vary between funding schemes, so check carefully to make sure you apply by the deadline for your chosen scheme(s).
Detailed information about funding can be found in the following pages
It is in your interest to read the whole of the appropriate funding guide: not only do they provide details of funding by the major British research councils and by agencies in Cambridge; they also provide details about other sources of funding which you may like to investigate yourself and ultimately apply for. However, they are not definitive guides to all funding opportunities available to applicants. Applicants are themselves responsible for investigating the wide range of opportunities. Further inquiries about any of the schemes mentioned in these guides should be directed to the individual grant-giving agency, whether in Cambridge or elsewhere.
In order to help process your funding application as efficiently as possible, we ask you to complete an Advance Notification Form.
Most of the major funding schemes will make changes to their application procedures from time to time, and consequently the Degree Committee Office sends out supplementary information about funding during the course of the academic year. We therefore need to know which funding schemes you are applying to so that we can keep you up to date.
Student Registry funding search engine
It is worth while checking this funding search engine to find and apply for any funding that you may be eligible for.
Phd students only
There may be other small Faculty based funds which you can apply for, in certain circumstances. Details will be published here when available.
Student Registry Hardship Funds
The Student Registry offers small hardship grants to research students who fall into unforeseen financial difficulties. Details can be located within the Special Awards edition of the University Reporter.These are essentially for privately-funded or overseas students. AHRC-funded students are technically ineligible and there are certain exceptional cases in which application might be worthwhile. More promising however, are college hardship funds. Students in need are urged to make sure that they apply for assistance in good time. Financial support can often make all the difference between meeting and missing submission deadlines.