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Current Student Funding

Learn about the grants and scholarships available to current postgraduate research students.

Doctoral College Enhancement Fund

The Doctoral College launched the Doctoral College Enhancement Fund (DCEF) on the 24th March 2022.  

Registered Doctoral and MPhil students can apply for the new source of funding. The DCEF provides bursaries to support them during their research degree studies. The fund enables students to undertake a wide range of activities to enhance their personal development. Details of the funding available and how to apply can be found here.

There is also a DCEF Travel and Conference Fund available to allow students to attend events that is here.

If you have any queries about this Fund or the Bursaries, please email

(These bursaries have been created through the University’s QR Enhancing Research Culture Fund.)

Travel grants

NUIA student travel grant

If your research relates to ageing, you could be eligible for a NUIA (Newcastle University Institute for Ageing) travel grant.

These grants are to help you travel to a conference or lab for ageing-related work.

You must be a registered PhD student, and be on the NUIA mailing list.

Most applicants for these grants are Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) researchers. But you don’t need to be in FMS to apply. 

Doctoral College Parental Leave Bursary Guidance

The Parental Leave Bursary provides funded support for Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave for Newcastle PGR University Studentship Holders.

You need to be:

  • in receipt of a funded stipend on or after 1st August 2021
  • have no other source of financial support during a period of Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave

Further information is available here and any queries should be directed to

Other funding opportunities

Funding for FMS students

Graduate School travel Grant

Learn more, including how to apply

Post submission scholarship scheme

Are you a talented FMS student, writing your thesis or final dissertation? Do you have a vision for your next steps?

The post submission scholarship scheme could fund you to:

  • apply for an internship related to your research
  • explore how you could apply your research commercially
  • reformat your thesis into a career-defining paper

Grants and Scholarships, learn more here

Funding for Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) students

There are currently no funding opportunities specifically for HaSS students. Keep an eye on this page for future updates.

Funding for Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) students

There are currently no funding opportunities specifically for SaGE students. Keep an eye on this page for future updates.