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ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in the Social Sciences

ESRC Doctoral Studentships

* Deadline 12 January 2018 *

Northumbria University are seeking applications from outstanding doctoral candidates for ESRC-funded studentships in social sciences.

We are interested in applications to our core areas of Media and Society and Health, Wellbeing and Society, which will be funded through the The Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership.

Northumbria University has a vibrant community of postgraduate researchers. They are supported by excellent facilities in the Graduate School, which oversees all aspects of postgraduate research programmes and provides resources to support them.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact:

Paul Stretesky, lead for Media and Society [email protected] or
Katie Brittain, lead for Health, Wellbeing and Society [email protected]

And for details on how to apply please visit Northumbria’s NINE DTP website.

The Studentship Award

NINE DTP award-holders have the costs of their tuition fees paid and/or waived for the full duration of the period of study. This includes all fees for those candidates who need to undertake a Masters course, or a six-month research methods course.

A NINE DTP ESRC award also provides a tax-free stipend, set at £14,553 per year in 2017-18. These monies are paid to the student directly, traditionally on a monthly or quarterly basis, to cover living costs.

ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in the Social Sciences

Background

In 2016, the universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Queen’s, Sunderland, Teesside and Ulster received accreditation from the Economic and Social Research Council to form a Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership will receive funding of over £2 million a year from the ESRC to fund Doctoral Training across our partner institutions, with over 50 studentships on offer each year between 2017 and 2022.

With a total of 16 distinct training pathways on offer, with both single and multi-disciplinary foci, the Partnership is dedicated to creating a centre of excellence in Doctoral Training across the North East of England and Northern Ireland, bringing together our institutions, students and partners to create a vibrant and dynamic environment in which innovative economic and social science research can thrive.

Further details are available on the NINE DTP website: ninedtp.ac.uk.


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