The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
The 2015 ESRC funding competition will be open for applications from Friday 31 October 2014.
Completed applications must be recieved by 16:00 (GMT) Friday 30 January 2015.
About the scholarships
The Unversity of Birmingham is proud to offer 25 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research, with both +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) funding available. A full ESRC scholarship comprises research fees, relevant bench fees, an annual Research Council stipend (£13,863 in 2014/15), and a research support grant.
Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following subject areas:
The School of Government and Society
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Political Science and International Studies
Russian and East European Studies
West African Studies
Birmingham Business School
Business and Management
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Urban and Regional Studies
School of Education
School of Social Policy
Health and Wellbeing
School of Psychology
School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Sport and Exercise Sciences
Awards are available to home and EU students only, with the exception of Economics, for which international candidates may be considered. Full details on eligibility for these awards can be found in the candidate guidelines below.
How to apply
ESRC scholarships are offered through an open competition. Candidates interested in being considered for an ESRC award should complete the application form below, returning this by the deadline.
This year a number of the scholarships will be awarded on a College basis, and so candidates are also advised to contact College, School or Pathway leads in the area where they are wanting to study, to find out more about any priorities here, and to explore potential supervision arrangements.
Candidates need to meet the quality benchmark criteria in order to be considered for an award, however meeting the benchmark is not a guarantee of success due to the competitive nature of the competition.
Candidates should also apply for and hold a place to study at the University of Birmingham by the application deadline, and candidates are encouraged to contact the academic pathway lead for their subject area in advance of making an application.
The deadlines for the 2015 competition is 16:00 (GMT) on Friday 30 January 2015.
College guidance is available on the University Graduate School website