Postgraduate research funding

Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of funding and support for postgraduate research in the UK. See what studentships are available within the School of Biological Sciences, and search through various funding options for your research degree.

To make an application visit:

If applying to a NERC GW4+ DTP project please select 'Faculty of Science' and then 'NERC Great Western Four Plus Doctoral Training Partnership'

If applying to a NERC FRESH project please do so at the link:

Funder Supervisor Project Title Deadline to apply
Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt PhD position (PDF, 100kB)Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt PhD position (PDF, 100kB)Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt PhD position (PDF, 100kB)
The effects of pathogen pressure on personal and social immune investment in ants
Evaluation of candidates will start on 15th February 2020 and continue until position is filled.
BCAI Lady Emily Smyth Masters by Research Studentships (2 available)
BCAI Lady Emily Smyth Studentships (PDF, 253kB)BCAI Lady Emily Smyth Studentships (PDF, 253kB)Lady Emily Smyth MRes Studentships BCAI (PDF, 269kB)
Various projects available
17th April 2020

Alumni discounts

University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 10 percent reduction in tuition fees.

The 10 percent discount is available for students who start their postgraduate degree on or after August 1st 2017 and will be applied to their tuition fees for the full duration of the programme.

Explore your funding options

There are several more options for funding your research degree, from scholarships to loans. See what's available to you in this handy overview.

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