Research funding and financial support

Financial resources that you may find helpful, including how much funding you may need to finance your degree, how to find funding opportunities, and what to do if you experience financial difficulties

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How much funding will I need?

You may find these guides useful for planning your finances for your time at the University of Dundee.


University of Dundee funding

Browse our funding database for available opportunities.
Postgraduate funding at Dundee Doctoral Training Programmes

Alternative funding resources

You may find the following resources helpful in your search for funding, whether you're looking for a full studentship or top-up funding for a conference or field trip.

The University of Dundee maintains its own alternative funding guide. Please bear in mind that this guide includes funding for undergraduates and taught postgraduate degrees as well as research degrees, so some resources may not be applicable to your chosen degree.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

This resource specialises in alternative sources of funding, such as charities and trusts. You can use the Alternative Guide to find funding opportunities for fees, maintenance and research costs, as well as guidance on preparing a winning grant application for a charity or trust.

Staff and current postgraduate researchers

Register for a free account on the registration page by entering your University of Dundee email address into the first field in the green box, and your username and password will be generated.

Prospective postgraduate researchers

If you have applied for a postgraduate research course at the University of Dundee, email us and we will give you a registration PIN. You can then go to the registration page and sign up for an account in the prospective student section of the green box.

Pivot-RP Funding Opportunities Database

The University now subscribes to Pivot-RP (previously known as Research Professional), which is a comprehensive online database of research funding opportunities from UK, European and International funders across all disciplines.

This new service unifies the Pivot® and Research Professional funding solutions. These services will soon be available on one website, but for the moment funding call information is available through Pivot-RP and all other information is available through Research Professional. Research Professional can be accessed using your University credentials. Although this will be available for Pivot-RP in the near future, users must currently sign up with a University email address (click ‘create account’ on the Pivot-RP website)

Pivot-RP provides an extensive collection of training documents, and collections of training videos are available on the Pivot-RP YouTube website.

Pivot-RP gives access to tens of thousands of funding opportunities a single, editorially curated database. The database covers a wide variety of funding types, and includes national and international funders. Funding opportunity recommendations can be tailored to your unique profile, and opportunities of interest tracked to generate alerts on deadlines and other significant changes.

Research Professional contains a wealth of informative and helpful information, including research funding and policy news. The Know How section provides articles on topics such as the essential components of funding success (including advice from successful applicants), advice for Early Careers Researchers, impact and dissemination, working internationally, and UK publicly funded agencies and policymakers.

Any queries should be directed to Emma Warbrick.

Financial difficulties

If you are having financial difficulties, please don’t struggle alone - our financial assistance team can help. Contact them to discuss your situation, or visit their webpages for more information.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any further questions.