Economic and Social Research Council Funding

The University of Birmingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), one of 14 DTPs across the UK accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The DTP offers postgraduate research studentships in 17 social science disciplines at six universities in the Midlands. Studentships are awarded competitively across the disciplines and partner institutions. The first intake of DTP students began in October 2017. 

Recruitment to pathway-specific studentships for October 2019 entry is now closed. Applications for October 2020 entry will open in the new academic year.

Applications for our Collaborative and Joint projects for October 2019 entry are now open. All the information about available projects is available on the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP webpage

This year the Midlands Graduate School is also offering one Project-Linked ESRC/Turing Doctoral studentship in conjunction with The Alan Turing Institute for October 2019 entry. For further information please see the MGS ESRC DTP webpage and for details regarding the project available and information on how to apply please see the project advert. The application deadline is midday on 7 February 2019.

Please contact the University Graduate School on if you have any queries about any of the competitions.

Current ESRC students: please visit our intranet page for information about your award.

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Alternatively please contact the University Graduate School by email or telephone: +44 (0)121 414 2030.

Current ESRC students at the University of Birmingham: please visit our intranet page for information about your award.