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CAM-Doctoral Training Partnership Opportunities

CAM-Doctoral Training Partnership Opportunities

CAM-Doctoral Training Partnership offers opportunities for ESRC-funded PhD studentships at Anglia Ruskin University, starting in October 2024, within the topics below.

More information about each topic is available on our website.

  1. Biodiversity finance for sustainable outcomes
  2. Engagement with nature among LGBTQIA+ communities
  3. Loneliness and young people’s health and wellbeing
  4. Powering behavioural change in energy markets
  5. Inclusive stories, nature engagement & wellbeing
  6. The role of gesture in spoken communication
  7. Advancing flood loss assessment economics
  8. Developing graduates’ labour market resilience
  9. Young adults - intergenerational care and education
  10. Climate Distress - Effective Responses for Net Zero

Ten projects are open for applications, from which we expect to fund up to six studentships. Please note there is no direct application to the CAM-DTP; you should follow the standard application process for ARU, indicating which project or projects you are interested in.


CAM Doctoral Training Partnership (CAM-DTP) is an Economic and Social Research Council funded (ESRC) consortium between Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge.

Our collective environment of excellent research and impact is an ideal complement for the interdisciplinary training of diverse social scientists. CAM-DTP PhD students (funded by the ESRC) will join a hub for regional change addressing key societal challenges and we are keen to attract talented doctoral researchers from a wide range of backgrounds.

About the scholarship

An ESRC-funded PhD studentship in CAM-DTP is offered for 3.5 to 4 years of full-time study. We encourage applications from students wishing to study on a part-time basis (minimum 50% of full-time).

The studentship provides:

  • Tuition fees up to the value of the national UKRI rate for Home students; students with overseas fee status are welcome to apply but will need additional scholarships, from alternative sources, to fund the remainder of their fees and any visa costs;
    Please note: Applicants who are not eligible for Home Fee Status should discuss their application with the project supervisor before submitting an application.
  • An annual tax-free stipend at the UKRI rate (£18,622 in 23/24 for full time students), and a contribution towards research and training costs;
  • A personalised training programme, to develop research, communication, employability and personal skills;
  • Support to carry out a required three-month placement, known as an Innovation Fellowship, with an academic or non-academic partner during the course of the studentship.

Successful candidates will be required to submit their PhD within the duration of the studentship.

The studentships will start in October 2024 for both full-time and part-time applicants.

Further information

  • For further information about the projects please visit: Cambridge ESRC: Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences
  • For more information about doing a research degree at ARU and applying, please visit: Postgraduate research - ARU
  • You can contact the CAM DTP via