Cross-Council Remit Studentships

ESRC Steered Studentships

The SWDTP has funding from the ESRC to support a number of cross-council studentships each year. These are studentships that cut across subjects and disciplines and in some cases are also jointly funded.  All projects under these calls will be interdisciplinary by nature and will include substantive interaction between the relevant scientific areas.  Information on each call and details of how to apply can be found below:

SWDTP and NERC GW4+Interdisciplinarity

The call for a small number of interdisciplinary doctoral studentship projects jointly sponsored by the NERC GW4+ DTP and SWDTP (ESRC) for our intake of students commencing in September 2018 is now open.  Please click NERC ESRC Joint funded studentships 2018 for further details.

SWDTP and BBSRC SWBio

The call for two interdisciplinary doctoral studentship projects jointly sponsored by the BBSRC SWBio DTP and SWDTP (ESRC) for our intake of students commencing in 2018 is being refreshed and will be announced soon.

Cross Council Studentships in the Standard Process 

In addition to the ESRC steered studentships, we also welcome interdisciplinary projects in our standard application process which must be submitted via one of our pathways in the normal way. Links to all pathways can be found here http://www.swdtp.ac.uk/prospectivestudents/pathway-information/ and you can apply to one of our five institutions by clicking on the associated links. Projects must be genuinely interdisciplinary in nature and should straddle the social sciences and other cross council remits. The proposed research should include substantive interaction between the relevant scientific areas, with a minimum of 50 per cent social science focus. In your application you should indicate how the project falls across Research Council remits. You are not expected to seek co-funding to support your application as fully funded studentships can be awarded within the competitive process. It is important that joint supervisory arrangements are in place for any cross council remit projects, with the first supervisor in social sciences and the second supervisor with a background in the other relevant scientific area. Studentships will be awarded as either 1+3 or +3.

Research Council Remits

Details of all Research Council remits can be reviewed here

Arts and Humanities Research Council: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/

Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/research/science-remit/

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/basics/remit/

Economic and Social Sciences Research Council: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/research/

Medical Research Council: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/science-areas/global-health/remit-and-scope/

Natural Environment Research Council: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/portfolio/remit/