Vice-Chancellor's Researcher Development Scheme

Supporting research excellence, nurturing research talent
We create strong relationships that enable discovery, drive innovation, and change both the world and ourselves.

50 fully-funded PhD studentships
We offer 50 fully funded PhD studentships across a broad range of disciplines. 

Become a Vice-Chancellor's Scholar
Exceptional candidates will be offered the opportunity to become a Vice-Chancellor's Scholar with the option of a one-year position as a full-time Research Associate at NTU.

We are now accepting applications for studentships funded under the Vice-Chancellor's Researcher Development Scheme. Studentships are available in the following area: 

Nottingham Business School

  • Innovative performance and psychological well-being: The dual implications of ambidexterity-supportive HRM practices
  • From Hierarchy to Network: Globalisation and emerging governance networks between MNEs, NGOs and governments
  • Habits to engender responsible lifestyles

Find out more information about these studentships. 

This studentship will commence in October 2016. The closing date for applications is 9 am, Friday 11 March 2016. 

Download an application pack.

Research bursaries

Some of our academic schools offer bursaries for research students, either on a fees-only basis or with a tax-free maintenance allowance. In general, only home or EU fees are offered and international (non-EU) students would be required to pay the difference between international (non-EU) and home or EU fees. Please contact the relevant academic school for details.

Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR)

There are opportunities for our undergraduate students to get involved in the University's research activity. The SPUR programme gives students the chance to assist in research projects during the summer vacation. Look out for details through the student news emails.

Further information about external funding can also be found on the following websites:

International (non-EU) applicants often find funding from their own government or employer.