The Department of Economics will have at least two fully funded ESRC scholarships. These offer the payment of fees and generous maintenance grants of circa £16,500 per annum. These are available to students from both inside and outside the EU. There are moreover no restrictions on the area of research. Applications must be received by 9 December 2011. Competition for these scholarships is intense and those hoping to obtain one of these awards will need to have an outstanding academic transcript.