Research funding opportunities

  • Full details of all funding opportunities will be advertised on this web page as and when they become available.

    If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research web page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.

  • Funding opportunities for continuing research students will be advertised here when they are available.
    There are no funding opportunities available at the moment.
    There are no funding opportunities currently available

    Sasakawa Postgraduate Masters by Research Studentship

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Eligibility:                               Home/EU (3 year residency status only – see below)

    Mode of study:                          Full-time only

    Funding:                                 £10,000 (1 year only)

    Deadline:                                     Closing date for applications:17:00 on Wednesday 27 February 2019.
     

    Start date:September 2019.

    The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. 

    The Faculty can nominate the candidate for a Masters by Research studentship of £10,000, for the 2019/20 academic year.

    Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees.
     

    We offer a broad range of expertise in contemporary Japanese culture, but candidates interested in religion (history or anthropology), death and dying, ageing and social issues, gender and the body, cinema, arts, or linguistics are especially encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Europe Japan Research Centre, and we are one of the only Universities in the UK offering a specialisation in the anthropology of Japan.

    Candidate Criteria:
    • You must have a good undergraduate degree (a good 2:1 or above) or be predicted to obtain one.
    • You must be either a UK citizen (regardless of your current residency) or settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of your MA course. 
    • The research proposal must focus on Japan.
    • It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking.
    • Interviews may partly be conducted in conversational Japanese.
    • Candidates must have submitted an application for admission by the Studentship application deadline. 

    How to apply: Please contact the Research Administrator Terri Morris for further details and an application form: tmorris@brookes.ac.uk

     


     

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Sasakawa Postgraduate MPhil/ PhD Studentship

     

    Eligibility:                               Home/EU and International Students

     

    Mode of study:                          Full-time only

     

    Funding:                                 £10,000 (initially 1 year, may be renewable for up to 3 years)

    Deadline:                                     Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

    Start date:September 2019.

    The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. 

     

    The Faculty can nominate the candidate for the MPhil/PhD studentship of £10,000. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of three years, beginning in September of the 2019/20 academic year. Please note that you will be required to reapply for the studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent three year commitment to any one PhD candidate from year one.

    Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees each year. International applicants should be aware that they will need to fund their fees at the international rate. Candidates must have:          

     

    ●     a good undergraduate degree (a good 2:1 or above) or be predicted to obtain one.

     

    ●     completed a degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research (for example, for an MPhil/PhD in anthropology this would include a substantial anthropology content), and have a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to engage in fieldwork in Japan where relevant (normally this should be equivalent to JLPT level 2 or above). 

    A Masters is desirable, but we will consider candidates without a Masters who can demonstrate the ability to engage in substantial independent research.

    Part-time programmes are not eligible.  

    Candidate Criteria:

     

    ●     The research proposal must focus on Japan.

     

    ●     It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking.

     

    ●     Interviews may partly be conducted in conversational Japanese.

     

    ●     Candidates must have submitted an application for admission by the Studentship application deadline.  

    How to apply: Please contact the Research Administrator Terri Morris for further details and an application form: tmorris@brookes.ac.uk


     

    There are no funding opportunities available at the moment.

    Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

    Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

    The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.

    Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate's home university and proposed UK university.

    The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/split-site-scholarships-low-middle-income-countries/

    Further information about the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan