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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues. The University has received accreditation as a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) by the ESRC. The Nottingham ESRC DTC is able to fund research students in the second call in the following:
Before you apply to the Nottingham ESRC DTC, please contact the School in which you intend to study first (see the list of key academic contacts for each School for further advice and information). You will need to hold an offer of a place to study from the School and have already provided two academic references as part of the University's general application procedure. If you have already applied for ESRC funding at Nottingham this year you do not need to reapply.
The main part of the studentships application form will be the research proposal, it is therefore very important that you identify a potential supervisor within the relevant School to discuss and agree your proposal in advance. Your completed application should be submitted to School funding contacts listed for each research theme supported by the Nottingham ESRC DTC.
The ESRC have produced a very detailed and helpful guide outlining everything you need to know regarding funding within Doctoral Training Centres.
Download the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide (PDF 672 Kb)
Please contact the Graduate School regarding specific enquiries or advice about eligibility:
The University of Nottingham invests significant funding into postgraduate scholarships. In addition, there are many alternative external sources that can provide support for postgraduate degrees and research at the University.
For further information, please visit:
telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 2108