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Open Competition

Student-led Open Competition 2019

The Student-led Open Competition for PhD study commencing in Autumn 2019 will open for applications in November 2018, with a first stage deadline of January 2019. An overview of the competition timeline can be found below. Updated guidance for 2019 will be available online in due course. Eligibility criteria can be found here. 

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Stage 1

Contact your preferred supervisor

  • you must have the support of your preferred supervisor before making an application
  • click here to see the list of supervisors

Stage 2

Create an account on GradHub

Stage 3

Upload stage one of your application onto GradHub – deadline January 2019

  • Application form
  • Transcripts
  • CV
  • One reference

Stage 4

Institution reviews your application

Outcome = Successful

Institution nominates you to go forward into the ESRC PhD Studentship Competition Pathway Review stage

  • Complete your final version application form on GradHub plus supervisor statement

Outcome = Unsuccessful

Your application will not be taken any further in the Competition

Stage 5

Pathway review

Outcome = Successful

Pathway nominates you to go forward into the ESRC PhD Studentship Competition Hub Review stage

Outcome = Unsuccessful

Your application will not be taken any further in the Competition

Stage 6

Hub review

Outcome = Successful

Institution nominates you to go forward into the ESRC PhD Studentship Competition Global Panel Review stage

Outcome = Unsuccessful

Your application will not be taken any further in the Competition

Stage 7

Global panel review

Outcome = Successful

Global Panel designates 2019 Open Competition awards subject to ratification and eligibility checks

Outcome = Reserve

Your application will remain eligible for consideration as a reserve in the Competition for approximately 1 month

Outcome = Unsuccessful

Your application will not be taken any further in the Competition

Stage 7

Final eligibility checks undertaken and official awards offered