Scholarships & funding opportunities

MRes/MPhil Interdisciplinary Excellence Awards 2021-22

These master's-level (MRes or MPhil) bursaries are being funded by Research and Knowledge Exchange Services, to facilitate applications to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)'s Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH).

The awards are also intended to promote interdisciplinary collaboration: preference will normally be given to research projects with two supervisors from different disciplines.

This competition provides the Home postgraduate research student fee for 1 year (Full-time) or 2 years (Part-time).

International candidates are welcome to apply but they must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference between the Home fee and the International fee (approximately £11,000 for 2021/22 entry).

Students undertaking an MRes must start their studies on 1st October 2021. This start date cannot be deferred.

  • Number of scholarships 4
  • Value £4,500
  • Opens 9 February 2021
  • Deadline 1 June 2021
  • Help with Tuition fees
  • Duration 1 Year (Full Time) or 2 Years (Part Time)


To be eligible for an MRes/MPhil Excellence Award, a student should hold a First Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

This competition is open for both student and supervisor-led projects:

For student-led awards, a primary supervisor should be named on the application. Therefore, students are advised to consult with prospective supervisors before applying

For supervisor-led awards, a student who already holds a First Class degree may be attached to the project at the point of application.