South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) - PhD Studentship 2016 entry - Deadline 31st January 2016
About the South East DTC
The South-East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is a centre of excellence in social science postgraduate research training and is a partnership between the Universities of Kent, Reading, Royal Holloway and Surrey.The South East DTC is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and draws on a rich variety of collaborations in research and in research training across the partner institutions and benefits from advanced training links to other HEIs in the region.
PhD studentships will be available across the consortium for students commencing their studies in the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarships are divided into ten subject pathways and students who meet the eligabilty criteria can apply for consideration under that pathway. Within the pathways, there is a selection of PhD programmes and routes which can be taken based on a candidate’s previous experience and research interests. From the School of Anthropology and Conservation the following pathways can be considered:
- Social Anthropology Pathway: visual anthropology, computer-intensive methods in anthropology, ethnobotany, medical anthropology, anthropology of tourism
- Environment, Energy and Resilience Pathway: biodiversity conservation/land-use, climate change, food security, sustainability, environmental life cycle analysis, environmental disaster management
South East DTC funding is only available to Home or EU students who satisfy the research eligibility criteria (see Funding Guide below). EU students who have not been resident in the UK for the 3 years preceding the award will be entitled to a Fees Only award. More guidance on residency requirements and eligibility can be found in the ESRC's Postgraduate Funding Guide.
Funding levels for the 2015-16 academic year are as follows:
- Stipend - £14,057 per annum
- Fees - £4,052 per annum
- Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) - £750 per annum
Applicants must complete the following steps when applying for the SE DTC scholarship:
- Approach an academic member of staff from the School to discuss your proposal and request supervision. Please visit our staff profiles page for more details
- Once you have secured a supervisor, work with them on your proposal and application
- Submit an application for your chosen programme of study through the University's online application form before the deadline of Sunday 31st January 2016 (this should include two academic references, transcripts and certificates from your previous qualifications and a detailed research proposal).
- Submit your SE DTC application form including two academic references and the equal opportunities form to Katie Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 16.00 on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the week beginning Monday 8th February 2016. Following initial interviews, successful applicants will be put forward for consideration by the SE DTC Selection Panel. If you have not heard from us by Monday 22nd February 2016 then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.
More details about the application process can be found on the SE DTC website.