White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

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 was £14,777. All awards are available for study full- or part-time.

A WR DTP studentship will give you access to:

  • a wide range of training opportunities, particularly focused on maximising the social and economic benefits of your research
  • a network of students and researchers studying in your discipline across Yorkshire
  • a network of interdisciplinary contacts and the opportunity to develop expertise working across disciplines.

These scholarships are available on a 1+3 (Masters + PhD) or a 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).


We are not currently accepting applications for this studentship. We usually recruit for these studentships at the beginning of each academic year.