How does EPSRC funding work?

How is EPSRC funding allocated? The EPSRC provides funding for several thousand PhD studentships each year. These resources are allocated to universities, who advertise projects for students to apply to (you do not apply directly to the EPSRC for PhD funding).

How much is UKRI stipend?

The levels given here are for the academic year 2022 to 2023. The minimum rates for academic year 2021 to 2022 are £4,500 (tuition fees) and £15,609 (stipend). UKRI’s approach to doctoral stipend and fee levels will be considered through the New Deal for Postgraduate Research (PGR) programme of work.

What is EPSRC grant?

EPSRC awards grants to research organisations to fund doctoral training.

How much is the stipend for PhD in London?

PhD salary outside of London: In 2021/2022 most new PhD students in the UK will receive a PhD stipend worth £15,609 per year. PhD salary in London: In 2021/2022 most new PhD students in London will earn £17,609 per year which helps towards the increased cost of living in London.

Who funds the EPSRC?

Since 2018 it has been part of UK Research and Innovation, which is funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) forms part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), alongside seven other research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Do stipends increase?

Unlike bonuses and salary increases, which are usually determined by performance and cost-of-living increases, stipends are awarded to employees at regular intervals, such as monthly. Stipend amounts won’t change during the year, and employees can decide if they want to take advantage of them or not.

Is UKRI and EPSRC the same?

Why is PhD salary low?

PhD stipends are low because of various reasons. Some of them are in universities control and some are not. The academic market competition and influx of PhD students is keeping the PhD stipend low. Students are accepting stipends because of their priorities.

Can you survive on PhD stipend?

1. Can you survive on a PhD stipend if you are single? Yes, if you are getting a stipend for doing PhD, which many students around the world do then that stipend is often enough for you as an individual. This only applies if you are offered a full scholarship/ funding position from your department/ advisor.