LKAS PhD Scholarships

LKAS PhD Scholarships

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the University of Glasgow's flagship Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD Scholarships. To date 100 fully funded interdisciplinary PhD projects have been created.
The LKAS PhD Scholarships offer the opportunity for outstanding research students to participate in some of the most exciting areas of interdisciplinary research carried out at the University.
This year priority will be given to projects which align with the 'Challenge Areas' of the Global Challenges Research Fund or strategic goals of the University .
  • Up to 4 years stipend at UK Research Council recommended rates - estimated to be £14,510 for 2017/18.

  • Open to home, EU and international students.

  • Annual research support budget of £3000.

  • Full fee waiver.

During October each year researchers from across the University submit project proposals, from which 6 from each of the 4 Colleges (24 in total) are selected to be advertised to potential doctoral students. Of these, 10 scholarships are generally awarded, based on the excellence of both the project and the selected candidate.
Staff submitting project proposals should consult LKAS PhD Scholarships Project Proposal Process for details.
Potential PhD projects will be advertised during late November 2016 to 13 January 2017 but check the Shortlisted LKAS PhD Projects for individual deadline details.
Further information about the scheme can be found in the  or by emailing

Project Proposal Documentation for Staff