President's Doctoral Scholar Award


Successful PDS Award candidates will receive funding for their doctoral studies as well as an additional £1000 enhancement to their stipend.

In terms of the total value of the award this will vary depending on the candidate and discipline area. Students in receipt of a PDS Award may be funded via multiple routes including local school funds, industry, charities and also self funding.

Other Sources of University Funding

In addition the the PDS Award the University has a variety of opportunities available to assist you in compiling a funding package for your research degree at the University of Manchester.

To search the wide range of studentships offered by the University (including its Schools) visit our funding opportunities database.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding - Charities and the Voluntary

The University of Manchester has subscribed to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, which is available to all applicants and current students. This guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding - in particular charities - that make awards to current and prospective graduate students.

The Guide was written by two UK based PhD students who between them have won over £45,000 from 52 different charity awards. It contains model personal and financial statements, and over 100 links to voluntary sector funding sources. The Alternative Guide is independently published by GradFunding.

If you have a University password click on the below link to access the Alternative Guide;

If you are a University of Manchester applicant please email with the subject title 'Alternative Guide to PG Funding' and the documentation will be sent to you.

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