Application Deadline: January 25, 2023
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest funding organization for research and postgraduate study in social and economic issues. At any one time, the ESRC supports more than 4,000 researchers and postgraduates in academic institutions and research policy institutes.
The University of Sheffield is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Education Partnership, a collaboration between Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, and offers a number of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.
Award details and eligibility
The White Rose DTP center awards a number of Pathway and Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) awards through competition (including two Interdisciplinary Research awards and two Stuart Hall Foundation awards for Black English students). Funding is also provided through superintendent-led Collaboration Awards.
ESRC-funded postgraduate students follow a 3-year PhD program (known as “+3”) or a 4-year program consisting of a Master’s and PhD (known as “1+3”), depending on previous social science research training. .
For information on award schemes, refer to the ESRC White Rose DTP webpages.
All prizes include:
- tuition fees
- Annual, tax-free maintenance scholarship with a standard UK research degree (£17,668 in 2022/23)
- Grant funds to support Research Training Support Access Conference and other expenses
Students can apply for additional funding to support overseas fieldwork, language training and institutional visits abroad.
For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must have at least a UK 2:1 Honors degree or equivalent (lower classification may be accepted with additional qualifications, eg Masters degree).
Applicants applying for the +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full research training requirements through either a Master’s Social Science Research degree or equivalent experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University’s English Language requirements.
Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Sheffield while taking up the Studentship (excluding time spent on agreed fieldwork).
UK/Home and International (including EU) applicants are eligible to apply for awards. Further details on ESRC residency requirements can be found on the ESRC website.
How to apply
Applications for ESRC WRDTP Pathway and AQM awards are submitted via the University’s Postgraduate Online Application system. White Rose DTP application deadline Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 17:00 GMT.
ESRC funding starts on 1 October each academic year. By selecting a start date October 1, 2023, you will get access to the additional Scholarships section of the online application form. All sections of the online application form must be filled and submitted by the above deadline.
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