ESRC Supervisor-Led Funded PhD Studentships 2021/22

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Current Supervisor-Led funded PhD Studentship opportunties 

Listed below are the ESRC-funded supervisor-led PhD studentships currently available (funding to start in October 2022), i.e. a supervisor at the University of Glasgow has been awarded a funded PhD studentship for a PhD research project of their design, for which eligible applicants can apply (see individual studentship adverts for details). Please note, the application deadline for these studentships is 4pm on 7 July 2022.


Lead Supervisor  Title Pathway SGSSS Website College
Dr David Lundie Toward a Strategy for Improving Labour Market Outcomes for Care Experienced Young People: An Ecological Multi-Agency Partnership with SDS, Dumfries & Galloway Local Authority & South of Scotland Enterprise. Education  Social Sciences
Dr Ewan Gibbs The Making of a Fair Trade Nation: The Development of Fair Trade Business Ethics and Practice in Scotland, c.1980s-2013 Economic and Social History  Social Sciences

The above studentships are funded by the ESRC through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). Prospective students must register on SGSSS Apply. Information on the application process can be found here

Award details

The scholarship is available as a +3 (3 year PhD) or a 1+3 (Masters year and 3 year PhD) studentship depending on prior research training. This will be assessed as part of the recruitment process, however you can access guidance here to help you decide on which to apply for. The programme will commence in October 2022. The full ESRC studentship package includes, as advised by ESRC:

  • An annual maintenance grant (stipend)
  • Fees at the standard institutional home rate
  • Students can also draw on a pooled Research Training Support Grant (RTSG)