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ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

2-4 fully-funded PhD Scholarships

Within the ESRC White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership) at the University of Hull

Closing date 29th January 2020

The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC funded Postgraduate Scholarships.

The University of Hull can accept applications to five Interdisciplinary Themed Pathways of ESRC training in the 1+3 (Masters and PhD), +3 (PhD only), for both full and part-time study. The Pathways and relevant subject areas at Hull are as follows:

  • Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL): History and Geography
  • Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) Psychology
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities (WHC): Psychology
  • Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity (SMP): Geography
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CSDD): Geography

For further information on the themes click here.

In addition to the Themed Pathway awards, the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTPalso offers 4 fully funded Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards. The DTP will give priority to those who will be working with large data sets (an ESRC priority).

You are strongly advised to contact a potential supervisor and to discuss your research proposal, well before you submit an application. All applicants should submit a standard PhD application to the University of Hull. Shortlisted applicants will be aided to prepare an application to the DTP.

To apply for these Scholarships please click on the Apply button below.

Application deadline for applications to the University of Hull 17:00 on 29thJanuary 2020

Award details and eligibility

International students are not eligible for ESRC scholarships.

The type of ESRC scholarship awarded is based on an applicant's residency status. UK and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of their course are eligible for the full scholarship. This pays:

  • the standard UK/EU tuition fees
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate (£15,009 in 2019-20)
  • access to Research Training Support Grant funds to support conference and other expenses
  • students may apply for additional funding to support overseas fieldwork, language training and overseas institutional visits, but must include this in their application.

UK and EU applicants who have not been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the start of their course may be eligible for a fees-only award, paying the standard UK/EU tuition fees only.

Further details about the ESRC’s residency requirements and eligibility for funding can be found on the ESRC website.

International students are not eligible for ESRC scholarships.

For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must hold at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent (a less than sufficient undergraduate degree may be enhanced, e.g. by a Master's degree). All applicants should apply for a PhD and, if successful on the basis of their research proposal, will be offered funding for a PhD preceded by funding for the MSc Social Research (DTP) at Hull, if they do not already have a Masters degree that meets ESRC research training requirements in social research methods. There is no funding for a Masters degree only.

You are strongly advised to discuss your research proposal with your prospective supervisor before you apply and to give sufficient time for this process well before the application deadline of 29th January 2020.

ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

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