College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship

College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship

This year, the College Management Group has decided to change the way College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarships are awarded. Instead of direct applications from students, we are inviting applications from supervisors, with or without named students identified. 

In developing projects, colleagues should be aware that the areas likely to win favour include proposals that can demonstrate clear alignment with current College and University research priorities, including the Global Challenges Research Fund; that build on and add to current areas of research excellence, and that sit clearly and securely in a REF Unit of Assessment within this College.  Proposals which name a current 1st year student will be accepted.

Where students are to be recruited for successful proposals (ie. no student is identified by the closing date), this must be completed by 25 May.

Named students, and students recruited to successful proposals, must be of the highest possible quality and in a position to complete in 3 years. Funding is available for PhD only and is tenable for a maximum of 3 years. It is expected that students will commence in October 2018.

Please complete all sections of the CoSS Scholarship Project Proposal Form and ensure that it is returned to by 2359 on Sunday 18th February 2018.

The selection panel chaired by Dr Duncan Ross (as Dean, Graduate Studies) will include the PGR Directors of each School. The panel will meet in the week of 12-16 March (Date TBC) to consider the proposals.


Potential or current PhD candidates

As applications are to be lodged by Supervisors, you will need to discuss this with your potential or current supervisor to develop a project proposal for consideration.