Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School is a collaborative venture between The University of Nottingham and The University of Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre and the Warwick Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre to provide dedicated facilities, resources and support to postgraduate students and early career researchers.

All ESRC Doctoral Training Centre students are automatically members of the Midlands Graduate School.

Students in the Graduate School


The range of support provided by the Midlands Graduate School includes:

  • Exclusive social and study centres
  • Researcher development activities including training courses, careers sessions and seminars
  • A research training resources website with online courses and links to useful resources
  • Funding opportunities and advice about how to access and apply for research grants and awards
  • Careers guidance and information
  • Workshops and events

Please contact your local University for more details of how the Midlands Graduate School can support you.

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Doctoral Events Grants

The Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centres (DTC) – working together as the Midlands Graduate School (MGS) – are pleased to announce a competition for up to eight Doctoral Event Grants. 

Each Grant will consist of a conference budget of up to £5000 to organise a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference. The conferences are to be held at any of the three universities during the academic year 2014-2015 or 2015-2016, and are to be designed to include participants from at least two, and preferably all three, of the MGS partners. 

Find out more about the call (PDF)


Tel: +44 (0)115 846 8400


Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2898


Tel: +44 (0)2476 572515


Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4507
email: esrc-dtc@nottingham.ac.uk