Economic and Social Research Council
The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of Universities in Scotland which have been awarded funding from the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Social Sciences in Scotland.
Under this Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Scheme, the consortium will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards.
ESRC PhD Studentships 2019
Further details on the DTP can be found at: Scottish Graduate School of Social Science
- Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as BA, BMus, BSc, or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of Masters degree.
- If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period preceding the start-date of your proposed postgraduate programme, you may be eligible to apply for a full award, which pays your tuition fees and a maintenance grant. If you are from a European Union country, other than the UK, and you have been resident in an EU country for a period of three years preceding the start of your proposed study, you may be eligible for a fees-only award, which pays your tuition fees, but does not provide a maintenance grant.
- If you are resident neither in the UK nor in another EU country, you are not eligible to apply for an ESRC studentship.
To be considered for an ESRC award, please apply for admission to the University by the relevant School deadline. Please note that a separate application for studentship funding will also need to be made with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science by noon on 11th January 2019.
PhD students within the eligible subject areas who are currently in their first year of study are eligible to apply.
For further details on admission procedures and eligible subject areas for ESRC funding, please refer to the relevant School of study.
Please apply for admission to the University by the relevant School deadline. A separate application for studentship funding must also be made with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science by noon on 11th January 2019.
Applicants for 2019-20 will be notified by the end of January 2019 if they have been nominated by the University to complete a full studentship application with the SGSSS and proceed to the competition panels. The SGSSS will notify applicants of final funding decisions from the beginning of April 2019.