School of Social and Political Science

Economic and Social Research Council Awards

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The School of Social and Political Science is pleased to announce the availability of studentships funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the academic year 2022/23.

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science provides full information on its website, on:

Please check that you satisfy the eligibility criteria of the ESRC. Please read this criteria carefully.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply for an ESRC award to be held at the School of Social and Political Science, you should contact the relevant Subject Area Postgraduate Advisor/Pathway Representative as soon as possible to discuss your proposal and your interest in the ESRC awards.

They can also help identify a suitable supervisor:

Important: Pathway Representatives specific to the ESRC scholarships are listed below.

Note that ESRC scholarships can be offered as:

  • Masters plus PhD (1 + 3 years); or
  • PhD (length of award and requirements are determined by SGSSS for each applicant)

This will be dependent on the experience of the applicant. More information is available on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences website.

Application process

The application process for ESRC awards has a number of stages and deadlines. The ESRC application system will open by 01 October 2021.

Prior to 5pm 09 December 2021 GMT

Submit your application for admission to the University of Edinburgh programme of study:

Apply on the University of Edinburgh website

You will then receive a student University Username (UUN eg. s1234567) and a password, which will give you access to the University's Applicant Hub. 

Note - current students do not need to complete this stage.

Prior to 5pm 09 December 2021 GMT

Work on and submit your funding application to the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS).

Guidance on registration to the ESRC application system, how to submit your funding application, and the required documents is available on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) website.

Note - both new applicants and current students must complete this stage.

Pathway representatives

It is strongly advised that you contact the Pathway Representative to discuss your application well in advance of this deadline.

The award decision will be communicated to applicants by 13 May 2022.

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

This is just an overview of the application process, for full details and guidance notes please see the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) website. 

SGSSS welcomes applications from full-time PhD students in Year 1 of study, or part-time PhD students in Year 2 of study. These current students need only to complete the ESRC part of the application process as they are already registered on their postgraduate programme.

Contact us

ESRC Scholarships are managed by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Office. You can contact them at: pgawards@ed.ac.uk

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