ESRC STUDENT-LED OPEN COMPETITION 2020/21
We are currently making preparations to launch our 2020/21 ESRC Open Competition. Please check back on 5 November 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.
The 2020/21 Competition is now closed
The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020/21 ESRC Student-led Open Competition
The application process for the Student-led Open Competition, for ESRC-funded PhD studentships commencing in autumn 2021, is now open.
Prospective students are invited to submit applications by the deadline of 5pm on 7 January 2021. We have extensive application guidance available for prospective students and their supervisors (see Competition Guidance and Documents section).
A full overview of the competition timeline can be found below and within the guidance.
n.b. institutions may have their own earlier internal deadlines. You must check this with the institution in advance.
Eligible students should read the guidance carefully and submit their proposal, along with all required documents, with the full support of their supervisor.
Please Note: Applications are submitted via our application portal, GradHub. As such, please register for GradHub as soon as possible to avoid any delays, as accounts are approved manually during office hours.
Competition Guidance and Documents
Online Webinar – Starting Your Journey Towards a PhD: First Steps in the Application Process
On Monday 23 November, SGSSS held a webinar designed to help honours and masters students in social science subjects considering postgraduate research.
Topics covered included ‘what is a PhD?’ and ‘what opportunities are available to me?’ as well as tips on designing a research project, approaching a potential supervisor and getting started with the application process.
Click here to view the recording of this webinar.
Contact your preferred supervisor
Create an account on GradHub
Provide contact details for both referees
Upload your application via GradHub – deadline 5pm, 7 January 2021
HEI Review Stage
Pathway Review Stage
Hub Review Stage
Global Panel Review Stage
Final eligibility checks undertaken and official awards offered