ESRC White Rose DTP Studentship Program is an initiative from the University of Leeds. This is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), forming a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan.
These studentships are available in named Thematic Interdisciplinary Training Pathways on either a 1+3 or a +3 basis and can be held full-time or part-time.
+3 Studentships – 3-year PhD – applicants must demonstrate that they have already completed substantial social sciences training in research methods which would enable them to undertake an independent research project in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary field.
An applicant must have at least 60 credits (not including dissertation) at Masters level of core social sciences research methods acquired in the last five years.
This must include a broad range of methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and the use of appropriate software/tools for their application and comprehension of principles of research design and strategy, and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research.
One ESRC White Rose DTP Collaborative Studentship is available in the Leeds University Business School, with the project title ‘Measuring life quality from digital footprints for informed policy decision making’.
Scholarship Requirements for 2023 ESRC White Rose DTP Studentship Program:
Applicants applying for a 1+3 award must hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent (a less than sufficient undergraduate degree may be enhanced, e.g. by a Masters degree).
Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree of be in their final year of study. Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed substantial social sciences training in research methods which would enable them to undertake an independent research project in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary field.
An applicant must have at least 60 credits at M level of core social sciences research methods training acquired in the last five years. This must include a broad range of methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and the use of appropriate software/tools for their application, and comprehension of principles of research design and strategy, and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research.
Applicants with strong quantitative skills are particularly welcome.
The Leeds University Business School entry requirements are:
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- First-class or at least a good Upper Second-Class undergraduate degree, with a minimum average score of 60 and in an appropriate discipline area
Scholarship Duration and Reward
Duration of the Award
- 1+3 Studentships: Full-time (4 years) or part-time (7 years);
- +3 Studentships: Full-time (3 years) or part-time (5 years).
Full-time awards will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years (+3 Studentships) or up to three years (1+3 Studentships), subject to satisfactory academic progress;
Part-time awards will be made for 24 months (two calendar years) in the first instance and are renewable annually for a maximum of five years (+3 Studentships) or seven years (1+3 Studentships), subject to satisfactory academic progress.
- The award will cover fees at standard UKRI rates;
- Fees may rise during the course of your candidature: this will be by no more than the rate of inflation, calculated according to the Retail Price Index;
- A maintenance grant (£17,668 in Session 2022/23 for full-time study, pro-rata for part-time study). This amount increases per annum in line with the Research Council UK rate (announced on this website);
- Research Training Support Grant covers travel and research costs during the PhD part of the award – variable amount depending on the scheme plus other allowances where applicable;
- Please be aware that any expenses related to the relocation of international students to the UK (visa, insurance, NHS fees, flights, etc) would be their responsibility and is not covered by this award.
How To Apply
First of all apply for a research programme of study by completing the application form. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to apply for is the ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Studentship – Measuring life quality from digital footprints for informed policy decision making
In order to be considered for the studentship you must submit all the required supporting documents for your application for study. Please see website for details of the documents required by the deadline. Any study applications that are not accompanied by the documents requested by the studentship deadline will not be considered for the award.
Please note that an unsuccessful application for this studentship does not exclude you from applying for other research study opportunities or scholarships offered by the University of Leeds.
- Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID complete the online studentship application form.
After receipt of your Studentship application, the relevant School will provide further advice on your suitability for either a 1+3 or a +3 studentship and advise whether you are required to apply for a Masters study place for MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary) programme. Please be aware that you are required to provide 2 academic references to the relevant School in support of your studentship application.
The Application Deadline is 27th February 2023
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