University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Awards) 2023-24

Type of award


Managing department

Alliance Manchester Business School


In addition to standard awards which include tuition fee and stipend, successful PDS Award candidates are entitled to an additional £1,000 p.a. enhancement to their funded stipend/living allowance.

They will also have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a series of exclusive events where you'll have the opportunity to meet the University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Award students
  • Benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars
  • Become a PDS Award ambassador for the University
  • Receive a President's Doctoral Scholar medal
  • Benefit from our extensive postgraduate researcher development and training

Specified use

The awards are available on a competitive basis for candidates joining the PhD Accounting & Finance, PhD Business & Management or PhD Science, Technology & Innovation Policy programme at Alliance Manchester Business School in September 2023.

Tenable period

4 years commencing September 2023

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available


Funding provider

The University of Manchester

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:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Academic requirements

Applicants must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold (or expect to obtain) a Masters-level qualification with Distinction. They should have a track-record of research engagement (including relevant research experience and dissemination) and/or potential for outstanding research, as demonstrated in the quality of the proposal submitted as part of the application.

English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 623 (100 internet based test).

Nationality restrictions

Other eligibility criteria

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

Application procedure

To be considered for one of these awards, candidates should submit a PhD application and indicate that they wish to be considered for this funding opportunity.

Application form

Closing date

The scholarship application deadline is 24 February 2023.

Only candidates who hold an offer of admission for the PhD programme for September 2023 entry can be considered for this studentship.

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