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Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships 2019/20

The University of Strathclyde is part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) and is able to offer the opportunity to apply for PhD studentships at full RCUK rates (home tuition fee and 3 year stipend for eligible candidates).

Number of places

5

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

13 November 2018

Deadline

11 January 2019

Duration

3 years' research (or 4 years for 1 year's taught Masters + 3 years' research)

Eligibility

A good honours degree at first or upper second class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. 

Project Details

The University of Strathclyde is part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) and is able to offer the opportunity to apply for PhD studentships at full RCUK rates (home tuition fee and 3 year stipend for eligible candidates.)

Full details of the studentship competition is available at the SGSSS website.

Strathclyde is able to offer supervision in the following areas. Please make any enquiries to the training pathway leaders listed below:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Education - Professor Kate Wall (kate.wall@strath.ac.uk)

Social Work and Social Policy - Dr. Daniela Sime (daniela.sime@strath.ac.uk)

Politics and IR - Dr. Heinz Brandenburg (heinz.branderburg@strath.ac.uk)

Economic and Social History - Dr. Ali Cathcart (a.cathcart@strath.ac.uk

Law - Dr. Sylvie Da Lomba (sylvie.da-lomba@strath.ac.uk)

Psychology - Dr. Marc Obonsawin (m.c.obsonsawin@strath.ac.uk)

Strathclyde Business School

Accounting, Finance, Business and Management - Dr. Katy Hamilton (kathy.hamilton@strath.ac.uk)

Economics - Dr. Alex Dickson (alex.dickson@strath.ac.uk )

We also welcome innovative cross-disciplinary applications in any of the subjects listed above, and SGSSS encourages cross-institutional supervisory teams within the DTP.

For further information please contact Professor Ian Greener (ian.greener@strath.ac.uk)

Funding Details

  • Research Council (RC) fees and stipend can only be awarded to UK and EU students and not to EEA or International students.
  • EU students are only eligible for RC stipend if they have been resident in the UK for 3 years, including for study purposes, immediately prior to starting their PhD.
  • If an EU student cannot fulfil this condition then they are eligible for a fees only studentship
  • International students cannot be funded from RC funds unless they are ‘settled’ in the UK. ‘Settled’ means being ordinarily resident in the UK without any immigration restrictions on the length of stay in the UK.  To be ‘settled’ a student must either have a Right to Abode or Indefinites Leave to Remain in the UK or have the right of permanent residence in the UK under EC Law.  If the student’s passport describes them as a British citizen they have the Right of Abode.
  • Students with full Refugee status are eligible or fees and stipend.

Supervisor

Strathclyde is able to offer supervision in the following areas. Please make any enquiries to the training pathway leaders listed below:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Education - Professor Kate Wall (kate.wall@strath.ac.uk)

Social Work and Social Policy - Dr. Daniela Sime (daniela.sime@strath.ac.uk)

Politics and IR - Dr. Heinz Brandenburg (heinz.branderburg@strath.ac.uk)

Economic and Social History - Dr. Ali Cathcart (a.cathcart@strath.ac.uk

Law - Dr. Sylvie Da Lomba (sylvie.da-lomba@strath.ac.uk)

Psychology - Dr. Marc Obonsawin (m.c.obsonsawin@strath.ac.uk)

Strathclyde Business School

Accounting, Finance, Business and Management - Dr. Katy Hamilton (kathy.hamilton@strath.ac.uk)

Economics - Dr. Alex Dickson (alex.dickson@strath.ac.uk )

We also welcome innovative cross-disciplinary applications in any of the subjects listed above, and SGSSS encourages cross-institutional supervisory teams within the DTP.

For further information please contact Professor Ian Greener (ian.greener@strath.ac.uk)

Full details of the studentship competition is available at the SGSSS website.

 

Further information

Postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences also benefit from the support of our Graduate School which offers further training, event and funding opportunities; and from our Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development, which offers a personalised programme covering impact, external engagement and generic skills.

How to apply

  1. Applicant contacts a Pathway Lead
  2. Register on the SGSSS GradHub 
  3. Applicant/supervisor develop a proposal
  4. Applicant/ supervisor submit proposal, supporting statement and cv to the Pathway Lead
  5. Applicant will upload stage one of the application onto GradHub by 12noon, 11th January 2019
  6. Faculty decision of nominated candidates to go forward to next stage by Friday 25th January
  7. Successful applicants will submit final versions of their applications to SGSSS by 12noon, 7th February
  8. When SGSSS announce awards the applicant will apply to University of Strathclyde via the Pegasus portal