ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
Type of award
Faculty of Humanities
Subject to residential eligibility status, the award covers:
- Tuition fees
- Maintenance stipend (the annual maintenance stipend for 2023-24 is £18,662)
- A research training support grant
- Opportunities to apply for additional funding towards overseas fieldwork, difficult language training, overseas institutional visits, and internships
- An additional disability allowance can be provided where appropriate
- +3/+4 - covering a full PhD programme
- +2 - covering 2 years of study for current postgraduate researchers
- 1+3 - covering Master's and Doctoral study
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
A number of awards are available on a competitive basis.
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:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Accounting and Finance
- Arab World Studies
- Business and Management
- Chinese Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
- International Development
- Japanese Studies
- Linguistics and English Language
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Planning, Property and Environmental Management
- Russian and East European Studies
- Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
- Social Anthropology
- Social Statistics
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
This funding is available to all nationalities.
Other eligibility criteria
This award is available to existing postgraduate students.
You must submit a complete programme application for your chosen PhD programme by the funding deadline for your school (below). This is to ensure you hold an offer by the time of the NWSSDTP committee.
Section 9 of the application asks for your funding intentions. Add a funding source and populate this as below:
Type of Funding: Research Council
Awarding Body: ESRC NWSSDTP
Status of Funding: Intend to Apply
The completed ESRC NWSSDTP Application Form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm GMT, 26 February 2024. Please note all deadlines are strict and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.
To be considered in the ESRC NWSSDTP competition, your research proposal must be no longer than 1500 words. If you revise your research proposal following submission of your programme application, please attach the latest draft of your proposal along with the ESRC NWSSDTP application form in your email to email@example.com.
The academic transcripts and references submitted with your programme application will be attached to your ESRC NWSSDTP application form and provided to the panels for review.
- Academic merit
- Quality and feasibility of research proposal
- Consideration of ethical responsibility
Please see the NWSSDTP website.
26 Feb 2024
All ESRC NWSSDTP Applications must be received by the Humanities Doctoral Academy before 5pm, 26 February 2024. In advance of this, you must submit your completed programme application by the dates specified below to ensure you hold an offer at the time of funding selection (not applicable to +2):
- Alliance Manchester Business School: 1 December 2023
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures: 12 January 2024
- School of Education, Environment and Development: 19 January 2024
- School of Social Sciences: 1 December 2023
Please note that all deadlines are strict and applications received after 5pm or incomplete applications will not be included in the competition.
To apply, you should submit a PhD programme application (not taught Master's), and indicate in section 9 of the form that it is your intention to apply for 1+3 funding. This will be assessed as per the Postgraduate Research admissions process; must contain a 1500 word research proposal; and be supported by a supervisory team. If you secure 1+3 funding, you will receive an offer for both Master's and PhD programme.
To apply, please submit your latest 1500 word research proposal with the completed ESRC NWSSDTP application form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to the Humanities Doctoral Academy via firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm GMT, 26 February 2024.
We may also reach out to you to request your academic transcripts and references, if we do not already have them.
Contact details for enquiries
- Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1200