Economic and Social Research Council funding The University of Birmingham is an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, and as such is able to offer 22 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, and an annual Research Council stipend (£13,863 in 2014/15). The deadlines for the ESRC funding competition for study commencing in September 2015 will be announced shortly.
Applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate studentships. need to be made to the DTC in January 2015 (deadline to be announced shortly; see above). They are then shortlisted for nomination at School level. Applicants must hold an offer from the university to be eligible. For this reason, we strongly encourage applicants to contact the School as early as possible during the period Oct-Dec 2014 so that we are aware of your intention to apply, can ensure that your initial application is attached to a supervisor and considered promptly by the Admissions Director, and can guide you in preparing your ESRC application. Applicants who submit an application to the DTC in January without having prior discussions with the School are less likely to be successful. If you intend to apply for an ESRC studentship, please contact the School Director of Doctoral Research, Dr Adam Quinn at the earliest possible stage.