University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences Scholarship
Applications are invited for up to 16 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s school/subject areas:
Up to 6 of the available scholarships will be allocated to applicants applying to the Adam Smith Business School.
This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted.
To increase your chances of securing funding, Home/EU (all subjects) and international (PhD Economics only) students should also apply for a DTC (ESRC) Pathway Scholarship 2016.
Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students (start date between October 2016 and January 2017) are eligible to apply. Students already in the first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1stSeptember 2015 and 1st September 2016) are also eligible to apply.
Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. Only students based at a University of Glasgow campus are eligible for the scholarship. Distance learning students are not eligible.
Students are not permitted to hold a College of Social Sciences Scholarship simultaneously with any other scholarship.
The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing between October 2016 and January 2017 and will provide:
- an annual maintenance grant (stipend) equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,254 full-time/£8552.40 part-time tbc for 2016/17)
- fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
- a research support grant of £750 (£450 part-time) per annum
Stipends are paid August-July, in line with the University of Glasgow financial year.
Successful applicants will be funded up until the end of their 3rd year of full-time PhD studies or their 5thyear of part-time PhD studies.
All documents should be named as follows: “CoSS Scholarship, Document Name, Student Name”
For example: “CoSS Scholarship, Reference 1, John Smith”
Scholarship applications for more than one subject area e.g. PhD Economics and PhD Accounting Finance must be submitted separately.
Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.
All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to the relevant PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.
Applicants relying on a successful scholarship application to undertake a PhD will be invited to apply for admission should their scholarship application be shortlisted.
Applicants with alternative funding available in the event of an unsuccessful scholarship application should apply for admission to the PhD at the same time as applying for the scholarship.
The same documents can be used in support of both the scholarship and admission applications but should be submitted separately i.e. scholarship application documents emailed to Alan McConnell and admission application documents uploaded via the online system.
Applications will be shortlisted by a school selection panel using the following criteria:
- Out of 10 for academic record and references
- Out of 10 for research proposal
- Out of 5 for supervision and training
The final selection will be made by a college selection panel and candidates will be notified by Monday 21stMarch 2016.