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.
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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).
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.
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.
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
Soc-B studentships are based across social and biological science departments in three centres of excellence in biosocial research:
- The University of Manchester
- 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.
Deadline to apply: 23 January 2017
1+3 studentship in Sociology
Deadline: 7 April 2017
Voter preferences and the changing dimensions and dynamics of economic wellbeing in the 21st century
PhD studentship in Politics
Deadline: 7 April 2017
Adoption of Novel Technologies for Nuclear Decommissioning
PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology
Deadline: 18 April 2017
Tackling Social Isolation Amongst Older People
PhD Studentship in Sociology
Deadline: 13 April 2017
Grundy Educational Trust
- View the full details on the Grundy Education Trust website - please make sure that you read the criteria carefully before contacting the postgraduate office.
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.
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Alternative funding sources
Explore alternative sources of funding for postgraduate research.
If you need help and advice about applying for funding, contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team.