Funding your Master’s or PhD

lookTake a look at these – annual £5,000 scholarships + a number of smaller awards in any subject from:

Applications opened in May.

Find out more about funding:

UK-Japan research

Join the JSPS London network for Japanese researchers based in the UK – open japanese-cherry-treesto visiting Japanese scholars as well as tenured Japanese academics based at UK institutions.  It’s free to join with events and funding schemes exclusive to members.  Register at https://ssl.jsps.org/members/?page=regist

The Science and Innovation Network Japan (SIN Japan) have produced a booklet (2016) Sources of funding 4th edition which is a guide to funding sources available to facilitate collaboration between the UK and Japan – from funding for travel and networking, to research exchange, international fellowships and major research grants. It’s available in English and Japanese and can be downloaded at https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/uk-science-innovation-network-in-japan.

Useful resources:

Decisions, decisions… should I do a PhD?

qmarkThese resources on jobs.ac.uk may help you to decide:

  • PhD Video Blogs: Get a real insight into life as a PhD student
    Short films of PhD students at various stages of their PhD and locations around the world.  The vlogs, or video blogs, will cover everything from starting a PhD, moving abroad to do a PhD, finding funding opportunities to viva preparation and finding your first academic job.
  • Postgraduate Options – Is a PhD for me?
    A 60-minute live online video event with a group of expert panelists who shared their insights and top tips on doing a PhD, the routes to doing a doctorate, how to find PhD opportunities and how to compose a good application.
  • PhD career ebooks and toolkits
    hould I do a PhD?; Career planning for PhDs; 10 Career paths for PhDs

Postgrad in TV, film or games…

but will need some funding?  Investigate the BAFTA scholarship programme which brightidea_1212is open to British Citizens.  What’s on offer?

  • up to £12,000 towards your course fees
  • mentoring support from a BAFTA member
  • free access to BAFTA events around the UK

Find out more at http://guru.bafta.org/opportunities/scholarships

Master’s funding?

Broken piggy bankInvestigate MastersCompare £5000 Postgraduate Scholarship for the academic year 2017/18.  The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international students with an unconditional offer of a place on a part-time or full-time postgraduate Masters by 1 September 2017.

Note:  You will need to register on the MastersCompare site and tick the Scholarship box.  The Scholarship will be allocated in a draw in October 2017.

Mechanical engineer?

How about some resources?  Take a look at….

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers who put the development of professional engineers at the heart of what they do. An IMechE–accredited degree offers a path to membership of the Institution, opens up more job opportunities and shows employers that you are employable.

What’s on offer?