University Scholarships and Awards made Available by Benefactors
A wide range of Postgraduate scholarships and awards have been made available at the University by benefactors. These have been provided for various purposes at University, Faculty and School level and, for ease of reference, have been listed here accordingly. Please note that the scope of each award may be dependent on when it was originally established and the University faculty/school structure in place at that time.
Travel Scholarships are administered by the Academic Affairs department also. Should you have any queries regarding any of the advertised travel scholarships, please the department highlighted below:
Telephone: 028 9097 3002/5/6
Fax: 028 9097 5110
Queen's University Belfast
School Funding Opportunities
Some Schools in Queen's may have studentships/bursaries available outside the centrally allocated awards. Students should ensure that they ask their supervisory team and check their School web pages for details of any available School funding.
Funding is available throughout the year for Student-Led Initiatives. This funding is allocated for training initiatives developed and delivered by postgraduate research students which benefit other research students.
The initiatives can involve organising a conference, research seminar or some other appropriate training activity. They encourage research students to develop their transferable skills through working independently and in teams on activities that benefit other research students. To apply for funding, students must complete an application form outlining the purpose and scope of the initiative and the funding required. The submission must be endorsed by the Head of School.
The application form and guidance notes are available below. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.
Sir Robert Hart Scholarship
Larmor University Studentships
These studentships were founded in 1943 under the will of Sir Joseph Larmor, FRS, for the purpose of augmenting the emoluments otherwise held by specially deserving students. They have since been supplemented from University funds and are therefore now called Larmor-University Awards.
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must meet the following criteria:
(i) have obtained, not more than three years previously, a good honours degree from any institution; and
(ii) hold another award from the University or from some other source; and
(iii) be enrolled or intend to enrol at Queen's as a full-time or part-time postgraduate students for research on an approved course.
The value of the award will depend on the funds available, but will be such that, when added to the other awards held, the total does not exceed the value of a government-financed postgraduate studentship covering maintenance and full tuition fees. In recent years the Larmor University studentships awarded have been in the region of £2,000 - £3,000. Subject to funds, it is expected that the award will be in the range of £2,500 to £5,000 for 2017-18.
To apply: please complete the Larmor University Application Form
Closing Date for receipt of completed application forms, including the Head of School recommendation, has been extended to Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Candidates should submit their completed application to the Head of School in advance of the closing date to facilitate the completion of the recommendation section of the application form by 31 May.
Completed application forms should be returned preferably by email to email@example.com . Postal applications should be returned by the specified closing date to:
The Graduate School (Postgraduate Awards)
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
The Higginson Leadership Award
Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship
- Are you a recent Queen's University Graduate?
- Do you intend to travel to North America in connection with your programme of study for at least eight weeks?
If so, you could be in line to receive a Helen Ramsey Turtle Scholarship, which will normally be awarded to one recipient only, and will be of at least £800 in value.
The selection panel will expect you to outline clearly what you hope to gain personally from your experience in North America, and how you intend to use this experience to benefit the wider community upon your return to Northern Ireland.
How to Apply
University Travel Scholarships
Ulster Gift Fund Scholarship
Alan Graham Fund: Travel Scholarship
William and Betty MacQuitty Travel Scholarships
- Are you a postgraduate student at Queen’s?
- Have you plans to travel outside Ireland to further your studies?
- Does your proposed trip demonstrate the principle ‘travel broadens the mind’ OR involve study of global environmental issues?
If the answer to the above questions is YES, you can apply for a William & Betty MacQuitty Travel Scholarship of up to £1,000. An additional prize of £200 may also be awarded for the best travel report.
Further details and application forms may be downloaded from the web http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicStudentAffairs/AcademicAffairs/ScholarshipsandAwards/CurrentScholarshipOpportunities/WBMQ/ or obtained by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed application forms should be returned to email@example.com, via your Head of School.
Application forms must be typed or word processed.
Awards are subject to funding availability.
RADMA Postgraduate Student Project Support Funding
Please see the Funding page of RADMA website for application forms, terms and conditions, etc at http://www.radma.ltd.uk/funding-opportunities.
Please refer to “Research page” for details of recent awards at http://www.radma.ltd.uk/funded-research
Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentships
The Leverhulme Trust Board, through its Research Awards Advisory Committee, is offering approximately 20 Study Abroad Studentships for a period of advanced study or research (exclusions*) at a centre of learning in any overseas country, with the exception of the USA and UK. Applicants who must hold a degree from a UK Institution need to have been resident in the UK for at least five years at time of application, and should be either currently a student, or have been registered as a student in the last eight years. The scheme offers basic maintenance costs of £21,000 per year, a dependant allowance, and travel costs. Studentships are awarded for between twelve and twenty-four months and must commence between 01 June 2017 and 01 May 2018.
*The following subject areas are excluded: studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.
These studentships cannot be held at the same time as any other major award or a stipendiary post-doctoral position or fellowship. UK registered PhD students who are in receipt of a PhD studentship which does not cover the cost of study abroad, may hold the Study Abroad Studentship provided that their existing UK studentship is in abeyance during their period overseas.
Candidates must apply via the Trust's online grant application system. The 2017 round opens on 05 September 2016. The closing date for applications is 09 January 2017 at 4pm. Candidates must be available for interview in London on 24 and 25 April 2017.
Further details of the 2017 scheme, terms and application procedure are available at https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/study-abroad-studentships