The deadline for applications
for 2018-19 is
12 January 2018.

Submit your application to
your department
in advance of this deadline.

All candidates for ESRC funding should apply directly to the University of their choosing, in accordance with the rules and regulations of that institution.

Candidates should familiarise themselves with institutional practice, guidelines and deadlines to ensure that their application to the University is registered in a timely and effective manner. Please note that eligibility for ESRC funding does not guarantee that a candidate is eligible for a place in University; you should ensure you meet all requirements to take up a position within the institution in advance of submitting your application. We strongly advise that candidates identify and make contact with an academic at the earliest opportunity who is able to supervise the proposed research. Prospective supervisors are able to advise on eligibility, writing the research proposal and applying for funding.

To apply for an NINE ESRC studentship, you will need to submit the following documents, some of which are beyond the usual institutional requirements for applicants:

1 The Institutional Postgraduate Application Form
This should include your research proposal, which must not exceed 2,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding bibliographies).
If a proposal exceeds this maximum length of 2,000 words it will not be considered.

 

2 A Current CV
Maximum: 2 pages

 

3Two References

Applications should be supported by two references. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure references are submitted at the time of the application.
 

4Transcripts

Candidates should supply clear and legible transcripts of their previous qualifications

Full guidelines

Download a copy of the NINE DTP Annual Studentship Competition Guidelines

Guidelines (pdf)

The Benefits of ESRC Funding

Find out more about ESRC funding, and how it will benefit you

The final panel to award studentships will be held in March of each year. Successful candidates will then be notified of their award. Some candidates will be placed on a reserve list and may be offered a studentship at a later date if circumstances or situations permit.