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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 

Listed below are some of the possible ways of seeking funding for PhD research in Psychology.

Durham Doctoral Studentship for Peace and Trust (DDS-PT)

The Durham Doctoral Studentships Themed Call scheme is a one-off studentship that is targeted towards applications from high calibre home and international candidates and is a University-wide themed call administered through the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health. There are four awards available, and one award/studentship will be available in each of the University’s four Faculties: Arts and Humanities, Business School, Social Sciences and Health, and Science.

Details on eligibility and what is on offer can be found at Durham Doctoral Studentships: Themed Call: Peace & Trust (DDS-PT)

How to apply: Candidates wishing to apply for a DDS-PT must complete the University's Postgraduate Application Form and submit all other supporting documentation (as detailed in the guidance notes) by 5pm Monday 20 June 2022.  

When completing the postgraduate application form, candidates should state that they wish to be considered for the DDS-PT award when the form asks how they intend to fund their studies.

Please inform the department, at, of your intention to apply before the submission date.

Deadline: 20th June 2022

Details of further competitions for 2023/24 entry will be made available in the Autumn.

Research England and the Office for Students

Research England and the Office for Students are launching a joint funding competition for project proposals to improve access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in postgraduate research (PGR) study in the English higher education sector. Together we are making available up to £8 million for this scheme. 

We invite applications from projects that aim to provide evidence of effectiveness and impact on improved access and participation for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in PGR students. We expect projects to aim to provide exemplars of effective practice and/or transferable insights across the higher education sector. A blog on the competition is also available here. Please send any application queries you may have to