Collaborative Competition

The Collaborative competition 2019 is now closed. Please only use the below information for reference.

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 14 awards will be made in 2019.

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


Deadline for applications from supervisors

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

1 November 2018

Award outcomes communicated to applicants

End of November 2018

PhD Studentships advertised

12 December 2018 - 1 February 2019

Studentships advertisement deadline

1 February 2019

Student shortlisting and interview period

1 February – 15 March 2019

PhD positions filled

April 2019