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Doctoral Funding

Funding for PhD studies in our program can come through different competitions both internal to Durham and among external funding bodies. Once you have found a supervisor, there are a number of potential funding opportunities, some of which depend on your citizenship status. In each case, we encourage you to be in touch with us well in advance of the official deadlines below for different schemes. This is for two reasons. First, we want to support your work by providing feedback that will support you as you sharpen your research proposal. Second, we recruit the very best postgraduate students, and this often means that we have internal deadlines to meet in order to make nominations to different funding schemes. 

During your studies, we offer paid opportunities in several different contexts: running tutorials, teaching, lab demonstrations, and on our domestic and international fieldtrips. Our doctoral students are also encouraged to pitch ideas to research clusters for workshop events, and to apply for conference and fieldwork funds during their studies.