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ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Environment, Education and Development 2018 entry

Type of award

Studentship

Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Environment, Education and Development

Value

Subject to residential eligibility status, the award covers tuition fees, maintenance stipend (the annual maintenance stipend rate in 2018-19 is £14,553), research training support grant and opportunity to apply for additional funding towards overseas fieldwork, difficult language training, overseas institutional visits and internships. Additional disability allowance can be provided where appropriate.

Students opting to study part-time will receive a pro rata maintenance stipend. 

Specified use

Tuition fees, research expenses and living allowance subject to eligibility.

Tenable period

Studentships are available on +2, +3 and 1+3 bases for 24-48 months. Part-time studentships are also available. Studentships are made for doctoral study and master's and doctoral study. For taught master's only funding, please see Master's funding website.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

A number of awards are available on a competitive basis.

Funding provider

ESRC North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Geography
  • International Development
  • Planning and Environmental Management

Academic requirements

Please refer to the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

This award is available to existing postgraduate students.

This award is available to postgraduate research students in year one, applying for funding for years two and three of PhD.

Please refer to the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website.

Application procedure

Candidates should see the application guidance on NWSSDTP website and submit the ESRC NWSSDTP application form, research proposal, academic transcripts and references by email to pgr-seedfunding@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm GMT, Monday 5 February 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Additionally, you must have already submitted your application for a place on your chosen PhD programme in advance of this date, and by Friday 26 January 2018 via The University of Manchester online application form .

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documents:
  • ESRC NWSSDTP application form
  • Research proposal
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • References

Selection criteria

Please see the NWSSDTP website

Selection body

The School of Environment, Education and Development and the NWSSDTP studentship committee

Closing date

ESRC NWSSDTP applications must be received by the School of Environment, Education and Development by 5pm GMT, Monday 5 February 2018

PhD programme applications must be submitted online by Friday 26 February 2018

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants no later than the end of March 2018. Due to the volume of applications, individual feedback will not be available.8

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