Research Councils (Research Councils) implement the state policy in the field of scientific research and allocate public funding for research organisations - universities, museums, libraries, etc. available Of the eight Research Councils, only one - the Arts and Humanities Research Council – works with a small number of individual scholarships directly.
Part of the budget of Research Councils specifically designed for the payment of scholarships to postgraduate research and, more rarely, educational programs. About these scholarships to outstanding organizations known in advance.
Additional research grants are issued to organizations on a competitive basis for a specific research project. Part of these funds are allocated to individual scholarships for master's and PhD programs involved in the project. Therefore, throughout the year, the universities and other research organizations may announce additional scholarships and grants at a pre-designated theme.