All three PhD pathways within the School - Human Geography, Sociology and Politics & International Relations - were recently approved by the ESRC as part of Newcastle's joint bid with Durham University for a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in the NorthEast.
The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology secured 12 new ESRC DTC studentships in September 2012, which is a tremendous outcome. This included 3 new students for Geography, 4 for Sociology and 5 for Politics.
This advert details the Doctoral Training Centre available for 2013/14 cycle.
Newcastle University research institutes may also advertise specific bursaries and scholarship funding opportunities.
For more information and how to apply please visit the ESRC Studentship webpage
The deadline for expression of interest within the school is Friday 18th January 2013. The deadline for submission of applications within the school is Monday 18th February 2013.
International students will only be eligible for an ESRC award if they have a relevant connection with the UK. A relevant connection may be established if:
*Ordinarily resident is defined as a ‘habitual and normal residence from choice and for a settled purpose throughout the prescribed period, apart from temporary or occasional absences of the applicant, their spouse, civil partner or parent’.
Following the Bidar Judgement in 2005, EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for three years immediately preceding the date of an award, including for purposes of full time education, are now eligible for a full grant. Check the ESRC’s Guidance Notes for Applicants for more details.