School of Social and Political Science

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science: SGSSS Supervisor led PhD Awards for 2023 entry

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Applications for 2023/24 are now closed and submissions can no longer be made.

The number of awards differs from year to year. Below we list the current competitions open where supervisors are based within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. These awards are for study commencing in September 2023.

These scholarships are managed by the College Postgraduate Research Office - please see the Contact us section for details.

Open Collaborative Competition - Social Work and Social Policy

From digital exclusion to digital inclusion: A research study exploring the processes and supports that make a difference for marginalized households.

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Open Collaborative Competition - Language-based Area Studies and International Development

Torture, human rights groups and community-based collaborations

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SDS Competition - Social Work and Social Policy

Where to next? Post-school transitions and career decisions among young people in Scotland – insights from the Growing Up in Scotland study

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Steers Competition - Social Work and Social Policy

Examining the interaction between macro-level policies and health inequalities

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Steers Competition - Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and Information and Communication Studies

Modelling in practice: an institutional ethnography of infectious disease modelling

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Steers Competition - Sociology 

Poverty of Aspiration? A Comparative Analysis of Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Teenagers in Three British Birth Cohort Studies

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Steers Competition -Social Work and Social Policy

Significant adults and peers - mapping and understanding transitions in children’s support networks over the life course

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Contact us

SGSSS Scholarships are managed by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Office. For SGSSS and application queries, contact them at: pgawards@ed.ac.uk.

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