Student Funding

Studentships and Bursaries

We are pleased to announce the successful award of 8 Studentships  and 7 Bursaries for the academic year 2022-2023. All successful applicants have been advised and we wish them every success in their academic studies.


Unfortunately, due to the high level of demand we are only able to contact successful applicants.



In accordance with the deed of trust made by the benefactor Mr. Jens Jacobsen, the Royal Institute of Philosophy is pleased to offer Jacobsen Studentships for research in certain fundamental parts of philosophy, including  speculative metaphysics, critical metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of life, determinism, the nature of life, evolution, moral philosophy, and political and social philosophy -- all broadly conceived. This list is in accordance with the philosophical interests of Mr. Jacobsen.                     


Postgraduates can also apply for Royal Institute of Philosophy Bursaries. The bursaries are for research into any  philosophical area of study. The Royal Institute of Philosophy, in accord with its own remit, seeks candidates whose work, while rigorous, avoids needless technicality and unnecessary jargon, and is in the tradition of philosophy as a humane discipline.              


Please note that this programme of support will aim to commence again in 2023 and will be looking for: 


1. Applicants studying for a doctorate.  You will not be considered unless you have already completed at least one year of work towards the degree by the start of the academic year in which the award is given. Strong preference is given to applicants going into their final year of writing up. 


2. Applicants must be engaged in full-time study of Philosophy, in a department at a UK institution during the year of the award. 


3. The Institute aims to support those most in need of funding, and it will take into consideration other awards, if any, received by applicants.


This page will be updated when the application process is opened for the academic year 2023-2024.