Illuminate the experiences of sole caregivers with a University of Edinburgh scholarship, designed to support postgraduate social work research focusing on one-parent families.

University of Edinburgh Macqueen
University of Edinburgh Macqueen

Generously funded by The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust, the Macqueen Scholarship is dedicated to delving into the challenges and experiences encountered by single caregivers in one-parent households.

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This targeted research provides a distinctive opportunity to bring to light the lives of these caregivers, yielding valuable insights that can contribute to significant enhancements in their daily experiences.


The scholarship covers:

– Full tuition fees (at the UK, EU, or Overseas level)
– A stipend set to the UKRI level for 2024/25, with the 2023/24 level being £18,622 for full-time students (or pro rata for part-time students)
– An annual research grant of £750
The award is granted for three years for full-time students or six years pro-rata for part-time students.

This generous scholarship is made possible by a donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust. Ms. Macqueen played a pivotal role in bringing attention to the challenges faced by single-parent families, influencing public awareness, as well as policymakers and lawmakers.

The trust’s donation will fund two Postgraduate Research Social Work scholarships, supporting students conducting research specifically on one-parent families.


Open to Postgraduate Research Social Work applicants with a research focus on one-parent families.

Application Documents

A complete application by the deadline must include:

– Research proposal
– Final or interim official undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts
– References
– Name of supervisor (from Option 1 or 2 below)
– CV

Method of Application

  1. After submitting your application for study, you can then submit your Macqueen PhD Scholarship funding application.
  2. The application for the Macqueen PhD Scholarship is through the University’s online scholarship application form located within the EUCLID applicant hub.
  3. Once you’ve submitted your application for the PhD Social Work program, you’ll receive a University Username (UUN, e.g., s1234567) and access to MyEd, where you can access the scholarship application system.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2024.