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AHRC aligned MRes Awards

These masters-level bursaries are being funded by Research and Knowledge Exchange Services, to facilitate applications to the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland in all departments and faculties. The awards are intended to promote interdisciplinary collaboration: preference will be given to research projects with two supervisors from different disciplinary backgrounds, who may, or may not, be located within the same department or faculty. We encourage innovative collaborations within the arts and humanities, and with colleagues in social science, science and engineering.

This is a supervisor-led competition. A student may be attached to the project at the point of application, and a student may suggest a project that the supervisors develop and put forward as a supervisory team. Otherwise, we will advertise for students after the release of degree results (when students nominated on initial applications must meet the academic criteria of a first-class degree).

  • Number of scholarships 4
  • Value £4,260
  • Opens 15 February 2018
  • Deadline 16 April 2018
  • Help with Tuition fees


Contact us

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Sarah Edwards (university-wide lead for AHRC postgraduate research)

How to apply

Please attach your PDF application to an email, with the following subject line: AHRC-aligned MRes Interdisciplinary Excellence Awards and send to both and

Your application should be organised under the following headings:

  • research proposal (questions, context and methods) (500 words)
  • up to 1000 words supporting statement, to include supervisor fit, benefits of the supervisory collaboration, training*, research environment, fit to School/Faculty/University strategic themes, and any external partnerships
  • if a student is attached to the project, indicate their suitability for the bursary and project by outlining their academic interests, achievements and predicted or actual degree performance (this section is intended to determine the eligibility of the student and will not be scored. All recipients of the bursary must have a first-class degree)

*please note that MRes and MPhil students can take between 20 and 60 credits of research training