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WRDTP ESRC Studentships - School of Management PhD Scholarships

Full-time: available
Part-time: not available
Prospective students: available
Current students: not available
Entry year: 2018/19
Undergraduate: not available
Postgraduate taught: not available
Postgraduate research: available
Application deadline: 24 January 2018

About the scholarship

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. At any one time, the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and research policy institutes.

The University of Bradford is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan University - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.

Eligibility criteria

School of Management PhD students only.

ESRC-funded postgraduates follow a 3-year PhD programme (known as a '+3') or a 4-year programme consisting of a Master's plus PhD (known as a '1+3')

The type of ESRC scholarship awarded is based on an applicant's residency status. UK and EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least three years immediately preceding the start of their course are eligible for the full scholarship. This pays:

  • the standard UK/EU tuition fees
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate (£14,496 in 2017-18, the amount may change for 2018/19 intake)
  • access to Research Training Support Grant funds to support conference and other expenses
  • students may apply for additional funding to support overseas fieldwork, language training and overseas institutional visits.

UK and EU applicants who have not been resident in the UK for three years immediately preceding the start of their course may be eligible for a fees-only award, paying the standard UK/EU tuition fees only.

International students are not normally eligible for ESRC scholarships. However, ESRC have relaxed the residency eligibility rules in the strategic areas of Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM). This means that UK, EU and international applicants wishing to study in these areas may apply for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. Please contact research@bradford.ac.uk for more information.

For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must hold at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent (a less than sufficient undergraduate degree may be enhanced, e.g. by a Master's degree).

Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full research training requirements either through a Master's degree or equivalent experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University's English Language requirements.

Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Bradford whilst in receipt of the Studentship (except for time spent on agreed fieldwork).

Further details about the ESRC’s residency requirements and eligibility for funding can be found on the ESRC website.

Applicable courses

Eligible countries

  • Anguilla
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territories
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus (European Union)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland, the Republic of
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte (French Territorial Collectivity)
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oenno Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Sweden
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Wales


Payment amount & frequency

ESRC funding commences on 1 October each academic year.

How to apply

Applications for 2018 October entry will is open on 10 October 2017 with a closing date of 24 January 2018 at 17:00.

Applications for scholarship consideration at the University of Bradford should be made via research@bradford.ac.uk.

Closing date: 24 January 2018.

Find out more

Read further information and updated FAQs here.

If you have any queries about the ESRC White Rose DTP Scholarships please see the ESRC website or email research@bradford.ac.uk.

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