The University of Sheffield invites applications from postgraduate students to participate in its Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships. Sheffield has been given a substantial grant to enhance postgraduate research, thanks to the Wolfson Foundation, a charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities.
Sheffield is one of only nine universities across the UK selected to take part in a pilot funding programme of postgraduate scholarships. Sheffield has been selected due to its track record in research excellence and proven success in attracting promising postgraduate students.
The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships will be available in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on one of these fields and to be future academic leaders. They will be awarded solely on merit to students aspiring to an academic career.
Worth of Awards:
The awards cover tuition fees, an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £15,000 and a Research Training Support Grant (amount to be confirmed) for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.
These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.

  • You should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in a field of study relevant to your research (or equivalent qualifications)
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2012-13 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2012, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department) on a project which falls into one of the broad categories of history, literature or languages.
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

Application Process

  • Before applying for a scholarship, you must first apply for admission. We advise you to start by contacting the academic department where you wish to study to discuss your proposed research. If you are applying to a department within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health please check the Faculty pages for eligible PhD projects and the deadlines for these projects
  • You should then apply for admission to the University using the Postgraduate Online Application Form
  • You will receive an Application Number from Admissions within a few days of submitting this form. You need this number to apply for a scholarship – applications without a valid Admissions Application Number will not be considered. They recommend applying to Admissions at least a week before the scholarships deadline to ensure you receive your number in time
  • Once you have received your Application Number, please complete the Application Form for University Scholarships selecting the scholarship schemes for which you wish to be considered
  • You will receive a copy of your application by email. If you need to make any changes to your scholarship application once you have submitted it, please email [email protected]

Deadline: February 3, 2012.
Should you have any questions please email [email protected].
For more information, and to apply, click here.