Announcing the BERA Doctoral Fellowship

4 February 2019

BERA is committed to advancing knowledge of education by sustaining a strong and high quality educational research community. Through our Early Career Researcher’s Network aims to offer support to students, postgraduate and early career researchers.

We are pleased to announce we are inviting applications for two doctoral fellowships for students commencing their studies at a UK institution within the 2019/2020 academic year (commencing no later than June 2020).  One fellowship may normally be awarded for an EdD pathway and one for a PhD pathway. The Fellowships will be for up to 3 years whole time equivalent (WTE) and may also be taken up on a part time basis.   


Applicants can choose between applying for funding in either of the following ways: 

  1. Maintenance stipend of £5,000 per year (for part-time students, the annual stipend rate is paid at 50% of the full-time rate up to a total of £15,000 over the course of the programme of study);
  2. University tuition fees: Covered by BERA up to £5,000 per year

Applicants will also receive a yearly concessionary place to the annual BERA Conference with some additional support for travel and/or accommodation and membership of BERA for the duration of the award.

Application Process

Award Open for Applications-Friday February 8, 2019

Award Applications Close- 12pm May 16, 2019

Judging Period and Interviews of selected candidates- June-July 2019

Winner announced and fellowship commences-August 2019

To find out more and apply, click here