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Scholarships available on SOAS Research Degree Programmes (MPhil/PhD)

Title Country/Nationality Description Open
AHRC Research Training Support Grant not applicable for current AHRC Studentship award holders at SOAS (Current students only) OPEN
Alphawood Scholarships Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam The scholarships are open to full-time MPhil/PhD applicants whose research topic focuses on ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and/or architecture of Southeast Asia (New admissions only).

For applicants who are considering applying for an MPhil/PhD degree we strongly recommend taking an MA first to adjust to the UK system and develop a strong research proposal that may form the basis of the MPhil/PhD application the following year.

The Alphawood Scholarships programme is part of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme. The programme aims to make a significant and positive impact on the understanding and preservation of ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture in the Southeast Asia region.
Award for Fieldwork Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS (Current students only). Round 2:  for students leaving for fieldwork from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017 inclusive. Deadline: THURSDAY 13 April 2017,17.00 UK time CLOSED
Bishwa Bangla Scholarship West Bengal India One PhD scholarship for any eligible full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme (New admissions). CLOSED
Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships Check each individual project

The Bloomsbury Colleges is a consortium of six University of London colleges. Three Mphil/PhD studentships of 3 year's duration (New admissions only) for 2017-18 are available for the following projects:

1. Mediating Public Health messaging during the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone - NOW CLOSED

Principal supervisor: Professor Paul Basu (SOAS)Co-supervisor: Professor Melissa Parker (LSHTM)

2. Elephant diplomacy: mitigating human elephant conflict (HEC) - NOW CLOSED

Principal Supervisor: Dr J. Simon Rofe (SOAS)Co-supervisor: Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher (RVC)

3. Mining, Land and Water Law: Ensuring Sustainable and Equitable Outcomes

Principle Supervisor: Professor Philippe Cullet (SOAS)Co-Supervisor: Professor Karen Hudson Edwards (Bbk)

Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 5 awards of £1000 for SOAS postgraduate research and master's students who use Sanskrit in the work and will use the funds for fieldwork, conference or workshop attendance CLOSED
CJSR Postgraduate Student Bursary Any for full-time or part-time MPhil/PhD in Japanese Religions in the Department of Religions and Philosophies (New admissions only) CLOSED
CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) bursaries Any in Korean Studies (Current students and New admissions) CLOSED
Elisabeth Croll Scholarship for fieldwork in China Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS planning to undertake fieldwork in China, including mainland China and Taiwan (Current students only) CLOSED
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships UK/EU.  Overseas students are also eligible in any cluster as long as they are using Advanced Quantiative Methods.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Anthropology & Sociology

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in International Development (Department of Development Studies)

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Development Economics (Department of Economics)

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Law

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Gender Studies

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Politics and International Studies

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD): Linguistics

ERC PhD studentship: Edition of a section of the Avestan Yasna Any For research degree (MPhil/PhD) Religions and Philosophies at SOAS.  This PhD Studentship - Edition of a section of the Avestan Yasna is offered under the ERC-funded project "The Multimedia Yasna" led by Professor Almut Hintze CLOSED
ERC PhD studentship: literature in the Horn of Africa Any For research degree (MPhil/PhD) Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS for the project: literature in the Horn of Africa
Felix scholarships India for any full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme (New admissions only) CLOSED

Jit Kaur Babak & Chanchal Singh Babak Nottingham Research Award

Any in Punjabi/Sikh Studies or Punjabi/Urdu Literature, for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD at SOAS (Current students only) CLOSED - deadline 31 May 2017
Jordan Travel Grant Any for currently enrolled research students in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS to help with travel expenses (Current students only) CLOSED - deadline 1 March 2017.
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any for full-time MPhil/PhD (New admissions only) in any of the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature and Iranian History CLOSED
Mo Ibrahim Foundation - GDAI - PhD Scholarships Africa for full-time Mph/PhD in the field of Governance for Development in Africa for African nationals from an African country (New admissions only) CLOSED - deadline: 30 April 2017
Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships Any in Japanese studies - 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 (Current students and New admissions) CLOSED
Ouseley Memorial Scholarship Any currently enrolled research students at SOAS whose research requires the use of any Middle Eastern or Asian language (Current students only) CLOSED
The Research Centre in Global Finance (RCGF) PhD Studentship UK/EU for full-time MPhil/PHD Finance and Management - January 2018 entry only, whose thesis topic focuses on the research programme of the RCGF. OPEN
Santander Mobility Awards Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS. Available for overseas fieldwork (Current students only) CLOSED
Saraswati Dalmia Scholarship Any For full-time or part-time Mphil/PhD which involves undertaking research in the field of Indian art from 1500 up to the present day. Preference will be given to those who undertake research in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art (Current first-year students and New admissions) CLOSED (deadline extended)
Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships Any for any full-time research programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan (Current students and New admissions) CLOSED
SOAS Research Studentships Any for any eligible full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme (New admissions) CLOSED
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies (Current students and New admissions) CLOSED
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian postgraduate students currently enrolled on a programme at SOAS. Available for fieldwork and conferences (Current students only) CLOSED