Prospective students and fellows

On this page you will find the information required to apply for ESRC funded PhD studentships and ESRC Post-doctoral fellowships.

Applications for October 2020 entry are now open. The application deadline is 12 noon GMT, 21 January 2020. ** Follow the application procedures of the institution at which you wish to be based**


ESRC post-doctoral fellowships

Fellowships are aimed at providing a development opportunity for those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. See more…


ESRC funded studentships

The SWDTP supports doctoral students by developing not only their research skills, but by offering a wide range of training, placements, activities and events as well. See More…


How do I apply for a studentship?

Information on how to apply for an ESRC funded studentship with the SWDTP. See more…


Are you eligible for ESRC studentship funding?

Find out if you are eligible for ESRC funding, to make up at least 50% of your postgraduate research programme.  See More…


Further funding information

More detailed information about different kinds of ESRC funding available  See More…