ESRC scholarships for Postgraduate training and Doctoral Research


Applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding beginning in October 2014 are now being accepted. The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the ESRC.

The university 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 (£13,726 in 2013/14).

Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following subject areas:

Applied Linguistics, Russian and East European Studies, International Development, West African Studies, Business and Management, Finance, Economic and Social History, Economics and Econometrics, Education, Urban and Regional Studies, Health and Well-Being, Human Geography, Political Science and International Studies, European Studies, Local Government Studies, Public Policy, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, Social Policy, Social Work and Socio-Legal Studies.

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.