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Research Scholarships

MPhil/PhD Programmes
  1. SOAS Research Studentships (for any full-time Mphil/PhD programme) - CLOSED
  2. Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships (for MPhil/PhD Anthropology and Sociology, MPhil/PhD International Development & MPhil/PhD Politics and International Studies at SOAS) - CLOSED
  3. AHRC Research Training Support Grant for AHRC-funded Doctoral Students at SOAS only
  4. Aida Sulayman Arif Bursary in Art and Archaeology (for PhD students in need of the bursary to fund the completion of their thesis) - OPEN deadline extended to  24 May
  5. AKS Postgraduate Bursary (in Korean studies) - CLOSED
  6. Alphawood Scholarships (for full-time MPhil/PhD students whose thesis topic focuses on Southeast Asian art) - CLOSED
  7. Award for Fieldwork (for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD at SOAS) - DEADLINE: 18 April 2014- CLOSED
  8. Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships - CLOSED - The Bloomsbury Colleges is a consortium of six University of London colleges. Applications are invited annually for two PhD studentships, each of 3 year's duration, where SOAS is the lead college.  The two studentships for 2014-15 at SOAS are available for the following projects:                                                                                                                             

    + SOAS: Prof. Philippe Cullet & Birkbeck: Prof. Deborah Mabbett -  Impact analysis of judicial directives on water pollution in India and the EU: Law and policy dimensions

    + SOAS: Dr Konrad Hirschler & Birkbeck: Dr Filippo de Vivo - Archival practices in the medieval Arabic lands (c 1250-1500)

    Further details of these studentships and information on the application process is now available on the Bloomsbury College website.  

  9. CSJR Research Student Bursary (for a research degree in Japanese Religions, Dept. of the Study of Religions) - CLOSED
  10. Elisabeth Croll Scholarship for fieldwork in China (for students currently enrolled in an Mphil/PhD at SOAS planning to undertake fieldwork in China, including mainland China and Taiwan) - CLOSED
  11. Felix scholarships for Indian students -CLOSED
  12. Non-Indian Felix scholarship for a non- Indian student - CLOSED
  13. Jit Kaur Babak&Chanchal Singh Babak Nottingham Research Award (in Punjabi/Sikh Studies or Punjabi/Urdu Literature, for students currently enrolled in an Mphil/PhD at SOAS) - OPEN
  14. The Jordan Travel Grant (for currently enrolled doctoral students in the Dept. of the Study of Religions at SOAS to help with travel expenses) - OPEN
  15. Leverhulme PhD Scholarships in Sociolinguistics -  CLOSED  Deadline 14 March 2014
  16. Leverhulme - Research Studentship in the Department of Music- Sounding Islam in China: a multi-sited ethnographic study -  CLOSED - Deadline 15 May 2014
  17. Kamran Djam Scholarships (in Persian Language, Persian Literature and Iranian History) - CLOSED
  18. Kayoko Tsuda Bursary for PhD students in need of the bursary to fund the completion of their thesis -CLOSED
  19. Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships (in the field of Governance for Development in Africa for African nationals from an African country) - CLOSED
  20. Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships (in Japanese studies)  - CLOSED. Two scholarships are offered annually, either for existing PhD students at SOAS, or newly enrolling full-time MPhil students.  Students may be registered in any department, and be of any nationality, but must be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies.
  21. Nohoudh PhD Scholarships (For research on 'The integration of Muslims in British Society') -  CLOSED
  22. Ouseley Memorial Scholarship (for research that requires the use of any Middle Eastern or Asian language) - CLOSED
  23. Santander Mobility Awards (for overseas fieldwork) - CLOSED
  24. Saraswati Dalmia Scholarship (for MPhil/PhD in the Dept. of History of Art & Archaeology, which involves undertaking research in the filed of modern and contemporary Indian art) - CLOSED
  25. Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships (for any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan) -CLOSED - NEW
  26. SOAS Doctoral Scholarships(Faculty of Arts and Humanities/Faculty of Languages and Cultures and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences)
  27. Sochon Foundation Scholarship (in Korean Studies) - CLOSED
  28. Swire Scholarship in Chinese History -CLOSED
  29. Tibawi Trust Awards (for Palestinian postgraduate students enrolled on a programme at SOAS for fieldwork and conferences) - OPEN
  30. Wolfson Scholarships (full-time Mphil/PhD programmes in the subject disciplines of Literature, Languages or History, for UK fee paying students) - CLOSED