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S.C.O.R.E: Exclusive for Students

S.C.O.R.E: Scholarships and Conferences Opportunities for Researchers and Experts

1. Programme Address:

10 fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships at King's College London

Research Field(s): Natural Sciences

Funder: CANES - Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems

Information: Non-equilibrium processes underpin many challenging problems across the natural sciences. The mission of CANES is to train a new generation of researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems, focussing on the three key strands of theoretical modelling, simulation and data-driven analysis. It draws on a broad range of supervisor expertise in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Computational and Systems Biomedicine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, including partners at Imperial College London, University College London and Queen Mary University London.

Funding covers:

A tax-free stipend of around £16,000 per year.

Tuition fees.

A generous conference travel and internship fund.

Eligibility: The programme can support UK applicants as well as a limited number of students from the EU and overseas.

Excellent undergraduates holding or expecting to gain a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent international qualification) with First Class honours in a relevant discipline including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, biophysics, geophysical sciences and computer science. A 2:1 (upper second class) honours degree (or international equivalent) may be acceptable depending on the candidate's academic background, including e.g. strong performance (predicted or achieved) in a Master's degree.

A strong background in quantitative science will be essential for students to take full advantage of the CANES training programme.

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017.



2. Programme Address:;

Research field(s): Natural Sciences

Funder: Hannover Medical School

Information: HBRS is an interdisciplinary graduate school for physicians (MD/PhD, MBBS, and life scientists (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Veterinary Scienes etc).

Currently, HBRS students come from more than 40 different countries.

Hannover Biomedical Research School offers 3-year scholarships for PhD students.

Funding covers: scholarship, and molecular experimental research.

Eligibility: Students with Master degree, molecular research experience

Deadline: April 1, 2017; see


3. Programme Address:

Funder: Wellcome Trust

Information: Doctoral Studentships

This scheme enables researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

Level of funding: Stipend, research expenses and tuition fees

Duration of funding: Usually 3 years

Who can apply

You can apply for a Doctoral Studentship if you want to complete a period of doctoral research leading to a PhD in any humanities or social science area.

You must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.

You should usually hold, or expect to hold, a relevant Master's degree.

To see a list of low- and middle-income countries,

Who can't apply

You can't apply if:

  • you've received support for your doctoral studies from another funding body 
  • you're registered for a research degree.

If you've already been unsuccessful with a full application for this scheme, please contact us before you apply again.

Deadline: Open


4. Programme Address:

Funder: Rosetrees Trust, UK

Information: Funding supports the brightest minds in medical research to hasten discoveries that will provide cures or improve medical treatment. We support research into all aspects of biomedical science, by researchers with the most innovative and exciting ideas.

Typically for projects based in the UK. Includes part-funded PhD studentships, MBPhDs, Clinical Fellows; pilot studies to obtain data to apply for major grants from larger funders; project grants: part funding of projects, postdoctoral fellowships and cross discipline research; continuation funding and PhD extension grants.

Funding covers:

Grants for salaries and consumables but not equipment or tuition fees.

Eligibility: International students

Deadline: Open


5. Programme Address:

Funder: The University of British Columbia

Information: This is Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant. The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant program supports short-term academic placements for students enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program at African universities.

Funding covers:

The program offers grants of up to CAD$10,000 each to fifteen students per year to conduct research for up to four months at select Canadian universities.

An additional prize of $1,000 will also be awarded to the best research paper produced by a grant recipient.

Eligibility: African students

Deadline: Various


6. Programme Address:

Funder: University of British Columbia

Information: The University Doctoral Fellowship (UDF) program supports top international students who are starting a doctoral program at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver campus.

The fellowship provides funding for a total of five years.

Funding covers:

a $30,000 stipend plus tuition for four years, and

a minimum $18,000 funding package (from the recipient's supervisor/department/Faculty, comprising awards, teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships) for the fifth year.

Approximately 35 new fellowships will be awarded each year.

Eligibility: International students

Deadline: Various

Published on:: 
January 14, 2017