Scholarships & funding opportunities

Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme (SRSS)

Strathclyde Research Studentship Scheme (SRSS) doctoral studentships are available annually for excellent students and excellent research projects.  There are two main sources of funding: Central University funding, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC - DTP) funding.

The SRSS 2022/2023 competition will open in Autumn 2021 and students successful in this competition will commence studies in October 2022.

Academics/Supervisors make the applications for this scheme and in the first instance all interested students should contact the Department where they would like to carry out their research.

  • Number of scholarships 150
  • Value Home fees and stipend at UKRI rate
  • Opens 1 December 2021
  • Deadline 30 June 2022
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration Between 3 and 3.5 years

Eligibility

Funding is provided for students with a good honours degree at a first- or upper second-class level, awarded within a relevant cognate discipline. Faculties may stipulate a first class honours degree

Further Information

The SRSS has three distinct allocations

  • Research Excellence Awards (REAs) for research excellence through defined projects that support the University‚Äôs strategic research ambitions. A student does not need to be identified at the time of academic application.
  • Student Excellence Awards (SEAs); for students with a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). A student needs to be identified at the time of academic application.
  • John Anderson Research Awards (JARAs) for students with a minimum of a 1st class undergraduate degree (or equivalent). A student needs to be identified at the time of academic application.  This award has a later application deadline and external funding must be part of the academic application.

The SRSS has 2 distinct funding sources:

  • Central University funding which is available to all Faculties and contributes to the SEAs, REAs and JARA awards.
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC - DTP) funding which is available for the Science and Engineering Faculties and contributes to the SEAs and REAs only.

Contact us

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with.

A list of all Departments can be found at the foot of this page and on the University of Strathclyde home page.

Supervisors can be found under the Staff Search page.

How to apply

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with.

Please note that Departments will have internal deadlines that may be sooner than the deadlines posted posted.