School of Social Sciences (Faculty of Humanities) - Research Impact Scholarships 2021 - TBC

Type of award


Principal investigator

Faculty of Humanities

Managing department

School of Social Sciences


£19,500 per annum for three years to cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

Additional funding of up to £1,500 per year is available to support placement, overseas institutional visit, research training and conference attendance at the discretion of the Faculty Postgraduate Research Chair.

Specified use

Available to students doing research in the following areas:

  • Energy and sustainability
  • Graphene and Enterprise
  • Global Inequalities
  • Healthy Futures
  • Discovery

Further details of the Research impact priority research themes are available here .

Tenable period

Three years

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

2 (for the Faculty of Humanities)

Funding provider

This award is internal.

Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociology

Academic requirements

2:1 honours degree and UK Masters degree at Merit level including 65% taught course average, 65% in dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area, from a reputable higher education institution.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

  • Applicants may be of any nationality or residency status.
  • Students who have already started their PhD are not eligible.
  • Priority is given to candidates with proposed/planned placement or overseas institutional visit.

Application procedure

Applicants must FIRST submit a COMPLETE programme application on-line (to include; research proposal, two academic references, degree certificates/transcripts and CV).

Only applicants who have been offered a place on the programme will be considered for the Award.

Additional documentation

In addition to the Funding Application applicants must also supply a supporting statement from their prospective supervisor of no less than 100 words.

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and Faculty of Humanities.

Closing date

27 Mar 2020

Applicants must have submitted a complete programme application by 27 March 2020 in order to be considered

Decision date

June 2020

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