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The Morley Agricultural Foundation (TMAF) is a charity that supports farming in the East of England by funding agricultural research, student studies, educational programmes for schools and the professional development of farmers and others. Its annually awarded Morley PhD Studentships are highly competitive and come with a stipend and a project budget. 
The following projects are fully funded by TMAF through its annually awarded Morley PhD Studentship:


These studentships are for four years and are fully funded in line with UKRI-BBSRC standard rates so follows:
  • annual maintenance stipend (2021-2022 rates) £15,609
  • research support fee £4,500
  • training support grant £500
  • conference and UK fieldwork expenses £920
  • funding to support working with TMAF £1,000
  • a home tuition fee support to a maximum of £8,844 applies to all applicants regardless of nationality
To be classed as a UK resident student, applicants must be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), have settled status, have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements) or have indefinite leave to remain or enter. If a candidate does not meet these criteria, they would be classed as an international student and must demonstrate the ability to meet the supplement in fees required for an international student at the point of application. 
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study. Find out more



Interested applicants should complete the Cambridge Application form by 6 January 2022, with interviews held during January 2022. All applications need to be submitted through the University’s Applicant Portal - note there is an application fee, see details about the fee here


Application deadline

The application deadline for The Soil Microbiome in Legume Rotations project has been extended to Monday 28 February 2022.

The 'Improving Nitrogen Use' project and the 'Increasing Climate Resilience' project are now closed for applications.