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School of Social Sciences

Postgraduate research funding

The School of Social Sciences receives money from a range of sources to help our postgraduate researchers fund their studies.

Information on the various funding opportunities, including deadlines, are detailed below. 

Take time to read the information carefully, paying particular attention to deadlines and eligibility.

If you have any queries, please email vicky.barnes@manchester.ac.uk.

Economics studentships 2017

Overview

We offer funding to research students undertaking a PhD/MRes in Economics. Below are the full details of the awards:

Deadline to apply in order to be considered for ESRC funding is 15 January 2017 (this is for receipt of a FULL on-line programme application).

North West Doctoral Training Centre Studentships (NWDTC/NWSSDTP) 2017/18

Overview

The NWDTC awarded its last round of studentships in 2016. ESRC funding for 2017 onwards will be available through a new initiative, the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).

More information.

North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) 2017/18

Overview

Further information 

This funding stream is only available for candidates for the PhD in Philosophy and the PhD in Social Anthropology with Visual Media

To be eligible for consideration please submit a full on-line programme application by Friday 20 January 2017.

Research Impact PhD Scholarship 2017/18

Overview

Two PhD scholarships are available in the Faculty of Humanities for candidates who are currently pursuing a masters degree at or a recent graduate of The University of Manchester for doctoral studies commencing in 2017/18.

Deadlines

A complete programme application and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by Friday 31 March 2016.  Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm on Friday 31 March will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

View the full details on the University's Funding Database.

 

School of Social Sciences PhD Studentships 2017/18

Overview

We offer funding to PhD applicants in each subject within the School. Below are the full details of the awards:

Deadlines to submit a full on-line programme application

It is vital that you adhere to the deadlines when submitting your on-line programme application.

  • Politics - Wednesday 23 November 2016
  • Economics - Sunday 15 January 2017
  • Sociology - Monday 28 November 2016
  • Social Anthropology - Monday 9 January 2017
  • Social Statistics - Friday 20 January 2017
  • Philosophy - Friday 20 January 2017
  • Applied Social Research - Monday 28 November 2016

ESRC-BBSRC PhD Studentships in Biosocial Research 2017/18

Overview

Soc-B studentships are based across social and biological science departments in three centres of excellence in biosocial research:

  • The University of Manchester
  • UCL
  • University of Essex

Soc-B PhD studentships are four-year (+4) studentships with the first year spent in project rotations and biosocial training before selecting a PhD research topic for years 2-4.

CDT supervisors available

Deadline to apply: 23 January 2017

View the full details on the University's Funding Database

ESRC (CASE) - PhD Studentship in Politics

Voter preferences and the changing dimensions and dynamics of economic wellbeing in the 21st century

Overview

PhD studentship in Politics

Deadline: 7 April 2017

View the full details on the University Funding Database 

ESRC (CASE) - PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

Adoption of Novel Technologies for Nuclear Decommissioning

Overview

PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

Deadline: 18 April 2017

View the full details on the University Funding Database 

 

PhD Studentship - Sociology

Tackling Social Isolation Amongst Older People

Overview

PhD Studentship in Sociology

Deadline: 13 April 2017

View the full details on the University Funding Database 

Other funding PhD opportunities

Grundy Educational Trust

The Wellcome Trust

Already have a programme offer?

If you already have a PhD programme offer for 2017 you will automatically be considered for any relevant funding.

Please email vicky.barnes@manchester.ac.uk if you have any queries.