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ESRC Steers Competition

  • ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM)
  • Data Set
  • Interdisciplinarity

We seek applications for proposals from supervisors for studentships that meet the criteria for the above awards as set out in the following Guidance on Steers and Targets

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. Where a successful proposal involves cross-institutional supervision then it is expected that the DTP will provide funding to the lead institution with secondary funding arrangements established with the other institution (a 70/30 model is commonly deployed).

  • Please note that applicants from Economics are now eligible to apply for the AQM competition

Time frame

Applications open September 2

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Deadline for Expression of Interest

Please note that your individual HEI may wish to deploy an earlier deadline for the expression of interest

14 October 2019
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Invitation to submit full application

7 November 2019
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Deadline for full applications

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

12 noon on 9 December 2019
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Award outcomes communicated to applicants

mid-January 2020
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PhD Studentships advertised

14 February 2020
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Studentships advertisement deadline

8 May 2020
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Student shortlisting and interview period

8 May to 29 May 2020
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PhD positions filled

June 2020