The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP), accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2016, is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.
Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2018/19, the basic stipend for ESRC studentships is £14,777. All awards are available for study full- or part-time.
A WR DTP studentship will give you access to:
These scholarships are available on a 1+3 (Masters + PhD) or a +3 (PhD only) basis.
There are two types of studentship you can apply for: Pathway Awards (of which a minimum of 41 will be funded across the Universities listed above) and Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards (of which a minimum of 4 will be funded).
Please note: there are two steps to the application process:
Before you apply it is important that you read the guidance.
We recommend that prospective students applying for ESRC funding discuss their proposal with the Senior Admissions Tutor, Professor Christine Skinner and/or potential supervisor before submitting their application. Potential supervisors can be found on the supervisors list
We will interview everyone who applies for a PhD with an ESRC scholarship as long as our eligibility criteria are met. This interview will determine whether you are offered a place on our PhD programme. It will also determine whether you will be put forward by the Department for consideration for a White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership studentship.
For further information see:
White Rose Doctoral Training Centre
Various other scholarships arise throughout the academic year. Please follow a link to find the latest opportunities: