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ESRC Steers Competition

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is delighted to announce the competition for studentships funded under the following steers

  • ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM)
  • Data Sets
  • 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. 

  • Please note that the criteria for DATA SET awards have been revised for 2019 entrants.

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 not eligible to apply for the AQM competition

Time frame

Applications open

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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

15 October 2018
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Invitation to submit full application

7 November 2018
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Deadline for full applications

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

7 December 2018
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Award outcomes communicated to applicants

mid-January 2019
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PhD Studentships advertised

1 February 2019
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Studentships advertisement deadline

1 March 2019
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Student shortlisting and interview period

1 March to 30 April 2019
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PhD positions filled

May 2019