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Warburg Institute Scholarships


JB Trapp Scholarship 

The JB Trapp Scholarship was open to international students who have been offered a place on the Institute’s MPhil/PhD Programme. It covered international fees and provided an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not available to distance learning students.  

To be eligible to apply students must have been offered a place on the programme and categorised as an International student. We particularly encourage applications from students from the Global South.

The scholarship was awarded on the basis of academic merit.

We will publish details about the scholarships that are available for the 2022-23 academic year in November 2021. If you would like to be notified when the scholarships open for applications, please write to warburg@sas.ac.uk

Rubinstein Scholarship

The Rubinstein Scholarship was open to home students who had been offered a place on the Institute’s MPhil/PhD Programme. It covered home fees and provided an annual £15,000 maintenance payment for a maximum of three years. This scholarship is not available to distance learning students.  

To be eligible to apply students had to have been offered a place on the programme and be categorised as an home student.

The scholarship was awarded on the basis of academic merit.

We will publish details about the scholarships that are available for the 2022-23 academic year in November 2021. If you would like to be notified when the scholarships open for applications, please write to warburg@sas.ac.uk

External Scholarships

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) award

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 90 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines.

A small number of full and partial scholarships for home and international students will be available through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which open in November and have a deadline in late January 2022. Please note that anyone intending to apply for LAHP funding through the Warburg Institute will need to have applied and secured admission to the Warburg PhD programme first (see here for more details about the application process).   

Prospective students who wish to apply for LAHP funding are encouraged to get in touch by 15 November with the Warburg’s PhD programme director, Dr Sara Miglietti (sara.miglietti@sas.ac.uk) to discuss the suitability of their proposal. Please provide the following materials:  

  • Title and brief prospectus of proposed research (max 1000 words) 
  • CV  
  • (optional) names of prospective supervisors 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities. 

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

Marshall Scholarships

For U.S. citizens only, Marshall Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and are overseen by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the UK. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at UK institutions in any field of study.

Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but is also willing to consider applications for PhD programmes.

Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship

The Editex Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks, to free them from other forms of employment and assist them to concentrate solely on the task of writing the thesis. The scholarship is available to postgraduate students of UK universities that have the Editex scholarship listed in their scholarship pages. Applications will open on 1 July and close on 30 November each year.

 

Loans

UK PhD Government Loans 

From September 2018, the UK government will offer loans of up to £25,000 to support students wishing to undertake a PhD who are not in receipt of UK Research Council funding.

These loans will be available to English-resident students and support all types of doctorate degree at universities within the UK. Although you are not eligible for this loan if you already receive UK Research Council funding, you can combine this loan with other funding sources.

Federal Direct Loans for US Students

Federal Stafford loans are operated by the US Government to assist US citizens with the costs of studying.

 

Hardship Funds

Warburg Hardship Grant

The Institute has a small hardship grant that both MA and PhD students can apply to. The maximum amount of funding available per student is likely to be a few hundred pounds.

The Warburg Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The grant is intended to alleviate financial hardship.

Students can apply for help from the grant at any time during the academic year. 

Download the form below.

Warburg Hardship Grant - Coronavirus

If you are experiencing financial challenges due to the coronavirus please download this form.

Please note: Existing Warburg Students are also eligible to apply for the Warburg Hardship Grant

School of Advanced Study Hardship Grant

The SAS Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The Fund is intended to alleviate financial hardship. You can apply for help from the Fund at any time during the academic year. 

Warburg Hardship Grant application form DOCX 71.83 KB

Warburg Institute Travel Fund for existing Warburg MPhil/PhD Students

 

Research Trips


The Institute has a small Student Travel Fund which provides grants for research visits by both full-time and part-time Warburg MPhil/PhD students. Applicants must be registered for the MPhil or PhD degree. Those registered for the MPhil degree will not, normally, be eligible to receive an award until they have completed ‘Progression’. This will be at the end of the first year for full-time students and the end of the second year for part-time students. However if there is a particular need to travel for research purposes prior to ‘Progression’ being completed, please discuss this with your supervisor who will be able to advise on whether it is appropriate to apply or not. Students can also apply in advance for travel due to take place after the ‘Progression’ date. MA students are not eligible to apply. Please note that whilst International travel can be funded, awards are usually given for travel costing between £200 - £400. The closing dates for receipt of application forms are 26 November 2021, 10 February 2022, 5 May 2022.


Please download the guidelines, application form and risk assessment.


Conference Papers


The Institute has a small Student Travel Fund which provides support towards travel costs incurred when Mphil/PhD students are giving a paper at a conference. Please note that whilst International travel can be funded, awards are usually given for travel costing between £200 - £400. The closing dates for receipt of application forms are 26 November 2021, 10 February 2022, 5 May 2022.


Please download the guidelines, application form and risk assessment.

Student Travel Fund Application Form DOC 434 KB
Planning Arrangements Guidance and Risk Assessment july21 DOCX 72.76 KB
Student Travel Fund Guidelines_October 2021_0 DOC 80 KB