The DTC is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditationÂ by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the national body funding research and training in social and economic issues. It will therefore play a key role in helping to produce the next generation of world-class researchers.
Nottingham was chosen due to its excellent track record of fostering multidisciplinary research, bringing together social sciences, science, engineering, medicine and the arts; its coherent vision and strategy for the promotion of social sciences; and the clear relevance of its global perspective on issues covered by social science research.
The DTC receives significant ESRC backing, together with additional funding provided by partners in industry, non-governmental organisations and the University itself, making it one of the largest postgraduate social science doctoral training centres in Europe.Â The Centre will provide financial and research support to around 200 students undertaking cutting-edge interdisciplinary research covering 14 major thematic areas as follows:Â
- Business and Management
- Language Based Area Studies
- Politics and International Relations
- Socio-Legal Studies
- Sociology and Social Policy
- Digital Society
- Energy and Environment
- Globalisation and Finance
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
The DTC works alongside the Universityâs Graduate School which was established in 1994 to provide a world-class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Universityâs Research Board also provides significant funding for the Centre in line with its target to grow and deliver influential world-class research and knowledge transfer addressing global issues and challenges in the Universityâs nine Research Priority Groups.
There is now an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant community of over 600 social science research students at one of the most dynamic research training centres in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. For more information visit the Nottingham ESRC DTC website.
To apply for this post, please click on the Apply button below. Please email your completed Studentship application form (downloadable from the Nottingham ESRC DTC website) to your agreed School.Â Applicants for funding must already hold an offer of a place to study at the University of Nottingham and have already provided two academic references, via the university online application system.
Closing date: noon on Friday 28 February 2014.