Collaborative Competition 2020/21
We are currently making preparations to launch our 2020 Collaborative Competition. Please check back in the coming weeks for more information. You can also sign up for our Newsletter, register for GradHub, or follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date with all of our competition launches and dates.
UKRI (ESRC) are currently in the process of changing the rules regarding residential eligibility criteria for studentships. This will apply across all SGSSS studentship competitions (both student and supervisor led). As such, please check back in October 2020 (expected publication of research council guidance) for an update on these changes.
Please note, for all of the supervisor-led competitions, applications can be submitted as planned, as the implications of the changes to eligibility criteria will only take effect at the stage of student recruitment.
The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is delighted to announce the launch of the SGSSS Collaborative Supervisor-led Competition 2020/21
In this supervisor-led competition, ‘Collaborative’ is defined broadly and covers studentships that are supported by private sector companies, public sector bodies or third sector organisations. Up to 15 awards will be made in 2020/21.
The lead supervisor must be a member of a HEI in Scotland that is accredited to hold studentships within their disciplinary pathway, and must have undergone supervisor training within their institution within the last 5 years.
Second supervisors may work within any of the SGSSS 16 partner HEIs. We encourage applicants to consider co-supervision with different universities across our network. You can find full information about the SGSSS partner universities online here.
Please ensure that you read the guidance carefully before applying and watch the introduction and case study videos below. Interested parties should pay particular attention to the expected financial contributions from collaborative partners and the requirements for recruitment in the guidance.
Applications should be submitted via our applications portal, GradHub by 12pm on 30 October 2020. An overview of the competition timeline can be found below. Please register for GradHub as soon as possible to avoid any delay as accounts are approved manually, during office hours.