This scheme enables researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master’s courses in any area of health.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

You’re studying for a Masters or PhD.

Level of funding:

Studentship stipend and fees covered

Duration of funding:

1 year

Who can apply

You can apply for a Master’s Award if you want to develop humanities or social science research skills and train in any area of health. You must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.
You should usually have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You can apply for a Master’s Award before you graduate, but you must have obtained your degree before taking up the award.
Go to the World Bank website (opens in a new tab) to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply if you’ve:
  • received support for your postgraduate studies from another funding body
  • begun a Master’s course.
If you’ve already been unsuccessful with a full application for this scheme, please contact us before you apply again.

Other schemes

Doctoral Studentships

Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

A Master’s Award is for one year. Support includes:
  • You’ll get a stipend based on our studentship stipend scale:
    • £14,940 if you’re based outside London
    • £16,709 if you’re based in London
  • We usually provide funds at the level charged to UK/EU students, rather than the overseas student rate (with the exception of applicants who are from low- and middle-income countries (opens in a new tab)).

What we don’t offer

We don’t provide funds for directly allocated or indirect costs unless they’re included on this page.

Stages of application

  1. Contact a university department

    Register your interest with a university in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country that has a suitable Master’s programme.
  2. University nominates one candidate to the Trust

    Each university can put forward one candidate for a Master’s Award.The candidate’s name and email address should be sent to
    We’ll then invite you to submit a full application.
  3. Decision

    We’ll tell you our decision by the end of June.


This is an annual competition. We don’t accept late applications.

University nomination deadline

  • 24 March 2017

Application deadline

  • 2 May 2017


  • June 2017
On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:19 AM, UNN Research <> wrote:

best wishes
Prof Obinna Onwujekwe
Chairman: Senate Research Grants Committee

Surce: University Of Nigeria

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