The North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC) is offeringÂ 50 fully-funded studentships for 2016 entry. The studentships are open to outstanding postgraduate researchers inÂ Social Sciences.
The NEDTC is a joint venture between the universities ofÂ DurhamÂ andÂ Newcastle, is one of the largest and most innovative of theÂ ESRC’sÂ national network of doctoral training centres. We are a centre of excellence for postgraduate social science scholarship, offering students a world-class, interdisciplinary environment for doctoral training and research.
Studentships are offered in the following subject areas. Please note that not all subject areas are offered at both universities, please check theÂ full subject listÂ for further information:
Economic and Social History
Finance and Economics
Iberian American Studies
Management and Business Studies
Politics and International Relations
Social Sciences and Health
We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, including payment of tuition fees and a doctoral stipend at the UK Research Councilsâ€™ minimum level of Â£14,057 per annum for 2016. Awards are made for a variety of different studentships including entry directly from undergraduate study or following Masterâ€™s level study.
Applicants for the NEDTC studentships will usually hold a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree. Students applying with a Masterâ€™s level qualification should also demonstrate performance at or around distinction level.
Applicants must be United Kingdom citizens or residents of another European Union country in all subject areas, except Economics and Finance where studentships are open to all students regardless of their nationality. European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are eligible for a fees-only award from the ESRC.
Please read the fullÂ eligibility criteriaÂ for further details. Â
Candidates must consult their prospective department or school in the relevant university to discuss their research plans and check that there is a member of staff who can supervise their chosen thesis before making a formal online application to study.
The application deadline for the funding scheme isÂ Monday 1 February at 5pm.