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Studentship Terms, Conditions & Guidance

STFC postgraduate studentships enable promising scientists and engineers to continue training beyond a first degree. All studentship projects supported through STFC funding must fall within STFC remit. Details of the areas of science covered by STFC are available on the STFC website.

These pages provide information about STFC studentship awards for students, supervisors, Training Grant Co-ordinators and administrative officers at Research Organisations (universities, Institutions or other Independent Research Organisation eligible to receive Research Council funding).

Doctoral Training Partnership studentships and CASE studentships will be awarded to Research Organisation Departments in the form of a Training Grant (TG).

UK Research and Innovation Training Grant Terms and Conditions

TGs are awarded under Terms and Conditions that have been agreed cross Council. UK Research and Innovation have issued a Training Grant Guide to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further information on TGs can also be found in the TG Frequently Asked Questions document. All studentships funded from the TG are also subject to the terms and conditions set out in this document.

STFC specific guidance

These pages provide full information about STFC studentship awards and are aimed at students, supervisors and administration officers at higher education institutions.

  1. Acceptance of PhD studentships
  2. Payments

    Payments to the Student
    Payments to the Institution
    Industrial CASE & Industrial CASE-Plus awards
    Disabled students' allowance

  3. Overseas fieldwork for DTGS

    Long term attachments (LTAs)
    LTA approvals
    LTA to CERN
    Student travel and medical insurance

  4. Statistics and survey

    Reporting on Researchfish
    Submission of a PhD thesis
    Student Survey
    Career path tracking

  5. Other STFC-sponsored training opportunities

    Short courses and summer schools
    Policy Internship scheme
    Roberts skills training funds


Studentships enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1793 442 043
Tel: +44 (0)1793 413 195
Email: studentships@stfc.ac.uk

Last updated: 21 January 2021


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