Funding support for UK and EU students

You want to make breakthroughs and inspire others. We want to help you do it. That’s why we’re committed to helping you get the funding you need. Below are some of our largest doctoral training grants, plus links to our complete range of PhD scholarships.

Two PhD students discuss their work in the Doctoral School at the University of Sussex

CHASE (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council)

Applications open now

We co-ordinate the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and host 12 to 15 scholarships each year at Sussex.

Find out more about CHASE scholarships at Sussex

The next opportunity to apply for CHASE scholarships will be in October 2016.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC DTP)

The Sussex EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership supports PhD students conducting research in a number of subject areas. These include: Business, Management and Economics, Engineering, Global Studies, Life Sciences, Maths and Physics, Media Film and Music.

Find out more about EPSRC scholarships at Sussex


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council provides funding for doctoral scholarships through a number of grants to Sussex.

Grants are for PhD students in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and, in particular, research programmes in theoretical and experimental particle physics and astronomy and cosmology.

Find out more about STFC scholarships at Sussex


South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) 

Applications open now 

We are a member of the SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Over the next six years, we will be offering fully-funded scholarships in 12 social science research disciplines.

Find out more about SeNSS scholarships at Sussex


Other funding opportunities 

You can also check the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online for other funding opportunities.

The guide features alternative sources of funding, comprehensive guidance written by successful applicants, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

The guide is password protected and you can use the following authentication PIN to register for the guide: 6789.

If you are an applicant from the European Union (EU), you may also be eligible for funding from your country. So that the funding opportunities are easier to find, we have listed them by country.Find out more about other sources of funding

Contact us

Doctoral School
doctoralfunding@sussex.ac.uk  
+44 (0)1273 877767


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