Esrc Wales Dtp Collaborative PhD Studentships in Social Sciences

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in social sciences is available at Cardiff University. This position is available for three years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before February 01, 2019.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either '1+3' (ie one full time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or '+3' (ie three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.

Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master's degree. Both the University and the ESRC Wales DTP value diversity and equality at all levels and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

These particular studentships, known as collaborative studentships, involve liaison with a non-academic organisation, often at many key stages of the research programme. They will commence in October 2019.

The School of Social Sciences supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study.

All study undertaken as part of the ESRC award must be carried out within the UK, except as part of overseas fieldwork which is an integral part of the study, conferences, or training. Students must be resident close to Cardiff University and maintain direct contact with the supervisors.

If English is not your first language, you will need to have achieved at least an overall score of 7.0in IELTS (or approved equivalent) by the start of the programme.

ESRC studentships are highly competitive, candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree. Applications from those also holding a relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award. Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency.

These studentships are 'collaborative' awards. Applicants should take careful consideration of the working title and description of the project, and may wish to contact the named member of staff in the Project Proposal for a discussion prior to applying.

A completed application form for admission to Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (October Start): submitted to the Academic Registry by the deadline of Friday 1 February 2019 by 12:00 noon.

Please note: A complete application, with supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than 1 February 2019 and that there will be no opportunity to submit further documentation following this deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Covering letter: [to be uploaded to Personal Statement section] Please address to Dr Teresa de Villiers, Director of Postgraduate Studies. The covering letter must name the collaborative studentship being applied for. It must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly how these relate to the description of the project supplied. The covering letter should be no more than two pages. Please also specify whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis.

Academic/Professional Qualifications and English Language Competency (where appropriate – proof of 7.0 IELTS minimum).

References: All applications require two academic references. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.

Curriculum Vitae: [to be uploaded to Professional Experience section] This should be no longer than two pages.

Research Proposal: [Please note the text box please state “See attached” as this cannot be left blank]. For collaborative studentships, the proposal should build directly on the outline description that has been supplied. The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references.

  • Your reflections on the title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • An overview of some key research literature relevant to the study;
  • Your proposals for developing the design and methods of the study;
  • A description of potential outcomes of the project for understanding, knowledge, policy and practice (as appropriate to the topic);
In the funding section, please select “I will be applying for a scholarship / grant” and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

The closing deadline for applications is Friday 1 February 2019 at 12:00 noon. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place between Friday 22 February and Friday 1 March 2019. After interview, a final short-list of applicants will be put forward to a Panel convened by the ESRC Wales DTP Management Group at which final decisions with regard to studentship awards will be made. In most cases successful applicants can expect to hear by early-April 2019.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


More scholarships: phd position in social sciences, social sciences phd fellowship, phd fellowship in uk, phd fellowship at cardiff university

Get latest scholarships via your email! It's free!
Remember to check your email and active the subscription.
You can unsubscribe any time.
Copyright © 2019 All Right Reserved.