Collaborative Competition

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.

In this supervisor-led competition, ‘Collaborative’ is defined broadly and covers collaboration with private sector companies, public sector bodies or third sector organisations. Up to 15 awards will be made in 2020.

The lead supervisor must be a member of an 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’s 16 partner HEIs. 

Interested parties should read the guidance notes paying particular attention to the expected financial contributions from collaborative partners.

Please ensure that you read all guidance carefully before applying.

Time frame

Applications open September 2


Deadline for applications from supervisors

Please note that your individual HEI may wish to deploy an earlier deadline for the application

30 October 2019

Award outcomes communicated to applicants

End of November 2019

PhD Studentships advertised

12 December 2019 - 2 February 2020

Studentships advertisement deadline

4 February 2020

Student shortlisting and interview period

4 February – 16 March 2020

PhD positions filled

April 2020