Psychological trauma: understanding risk, building resilience - PhD Scholarship 2021

Guidance Notes for Applicant Universities.

Mental Health Research UK invites Universities to apply for this Scholarship in the field of Psychological trauma: understanding risk, building resilience.

One application only from a University will be considered.

The award covers fees and stipend only and will be based on the Medical Research Council’s minimum stipend and fees for UK students currently as follows:

2019/20 Stipend: Outside London - £15,009 Inside London: £17,009
2019/20 Fees: £4,327.

We do not support fees for international students.


Funding will cease at 4 years or on submission of the PhD thesis, whichever is earlier. The fourth year is regarded as a writing-up year and the grant will be the stipend and thesis fee only. In the event of early submission, a brief application to retain the student for the remainder of the period within the total cost envelope will be considered. College fees will be considered, where advertised by the University, as additional to the tuition fee.


Mental Health Research UK will consider a small grant towards Travel and Conference attendance where the student is presenting and to essential external training courses, subject to prior approval and submission of invoice/receipt. No contribution will be made towards Research Support costs.


If your University fees or stipend are different from the above, please advise in the covering email with your application.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 15th May 2020.

Applications: on the attached form completed electronically in 12 pt Times New Roman, maximum of 4 x A4 pages, plus one for each supervisor. Any additional pages will be disregarded.

The completed application form should be emailed to:

Please note that applications from individual students are not permitted and applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Assessment: assessment will be carried out by the Trustees of the charities and their scientific advisers.

Mental Health Research UK aims to make a significant improvement to the lives of people with mental illness by funding research into causes of and cures for mental illness.

Documents for download

Psychological trauma PhD Scholarship 2021 - Application Form.doc

Psychological Trauma PhD Scholarship 2021 - guidlines.pdf

Mental Health Research UK Grant Terms and Conditions apply.