PhD in the History of Religion funding options
Many History of Religion PhDs are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Their fully-funded studentships cover tuition fees, a living stipend and necessary travel expenses for research. To apply for these studentships you must have a confirmed place at a university.
Many institutions also hold funding to offer their own studentships to applicants. Make sure to check the funding opportunities listed on the university websites that you’re thinking of applying to.
If you’re applying for an advertised project then usually funding will be attached to the position. However, the level of funding can vary so make sure to read the project details.
Finally, some students opt to self-fund if they are unable to secure a studentship. In the UK many use the UK government doctoral loan and employment to manage the financial pressures. There are also many charities, trusts and national bodies willing to support research students with short-term grants.