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:

When applying for a project below please pick the correct degree programme and indicate this on your application. If applying for an SWBio DTP project please select 'Southwest Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme'.

Studentship FunderSupervisorProject Deadline to apply
SWBio DTP Professor Kerry Franklin (PDF, 77kB) Controlling plant growth in canopy shade 8th April 2019
SWBio DTP Professor Alistair Hetherington (PDF, 84kB) The role of cyclic nucleotides in stomatal responses to environmental signals  8th April 2019
To apply for the NERC FRESH CDT programme please do so here:
NERC FRESH CDT Professor Daniel Robert (PDF, 76kB) The electric ecology of freshwater habitats 9am, 15th April 2019

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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