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Funding for Research Degrees

There are a number of competitions for fully-funded PhD positions for 2024. Please check these pages regularly for announcements and updates of competitions. Please contact or for more information.

We currently offer fully-funded PhDs through the schemes below:


Durham Doctoral Teaching Fellowship

The DDT Fellow will be entitled to a total of 42 months of stipend (UKRI value) and 12 months of salary at Grade 6 (£29,605) during the duration of the fellowship.  How this time is divided will be agreed by the successful candidate and the Department. 

Working arrangements: DDTFs normally last for four and a half years and comprise three and a half years of research and one year of teaching (1540 hours in total, based on a 35-hour week and a 44-week year). Teaching responsibilities are typically distributed across the first four years. 

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 October 2024.

Application deadline:  Wednesday, 31st July 2024, 11:59 pm.

For more information, please see: DDTF Ad July 2024

Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Studentships – deadline January 15th 2024

Information on the competition can be found here: Chinese Scholarship Council.

Please see the scheme-specific information for how to apply and in addition follow the procedure described here.

Inform the Psychology Postgraduate Office ( of your wish to be considered for this scheme. 

Departmental Studentships

The deadline for departmental studentships is 9th February 2024, find out how to apply here

Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS)

The deadline for Durham Doctoral Studentships is 9th February 2024, find out how to apply here

ESRC NINE Doctoral Training Partnership PhD studentships

Competition is open for applications. Application deadline to departments: 22 January 2024. More detailed information can be found on the NINE DTP website