Fund your Social Sciences or Psychology PhD through the ESRC SCDT
Applications are now open for the 2019 entry round of PhD bursaries, funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP). The studentships are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for social science research in Psychology and Area Studies only.
Successful candidates will be part of the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP), a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton.
We're accepting applications for a general call as well as applications aligned with specific projects for PhD programmes (+3) or Master's and PhD programmes (1+3) at these three institutions.
How to apply
The first thing you'll need is a University supervisor to support your SCDTP application -- so you'll need to contact prospective supervisors before you submit an application. You'll find their name(s) and contact details within the individual project details below.
Alternatively, if you've got your own research idea, you're also welcome to submit your own research project proposal.
Please note: you'll need to submit an online application to the University of Portsmouth plus an application for funding to the SCDTP. For more details, visit the SCDTP website.
Explore the PhD projects
The projects listed below don't require a project proposal; instead, you'll need to submit a 500 word personal statement which includes the following:
Submit your own PhD proposal
If you've got your own idea for a research project, you can submit your proposal through our Open Call. Psychology research at the University of Portsmouth consists of three research centres and one research group.
To discuss your own research project proposal and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Psychology, contact the lead of the research centres listed below or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator, Dr Alessandra Fasulo.
All candidates must be a UK resident and hold a good honours degree (2:1 and above) from a recognised UK higher education institution.
The application deadline for both open call and specific projects is Thursday 24 January 2019.
The studentships are available to UK students only and cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £14,777 (2018/19 rate).