NEWS & Funding Opportunities

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP invites applications for three postdoctoral fellowships (PDFs) to be based within departments at the partner institutions within the DTP: University College London, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the University of East London.

Futher information, guidance and application forms


For Prospective Students

Competition for ESRC Studentships for October 2018 entry is now open.

Deadline: Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 4.00pm (GMT).

An online submission system is coming soon.

The forms below are for information purposes to show what is required to apply, and cover exactly the details that will be requested by the online submission system.

UBEL DTP ESRC Preliminary Application Form 2018
UBEL DTP ESRC Application Form 2018
UBEL DTP AQM Application Form 2018 Entry
UBEL DTP Notes of Guidance for Applicants 2018
UBEL DTP Guidance on Research Foundation Statements 2018 Entry

The UBEL DTP’s fully-funded ESRC studentships cover:

  • Full payment of tuition fees per year (including masters and training years for 1+3; 2+3 and +4 studentships)
  • Annual maintenance stipend (full-time: £16,296 and part-time: £9,778 for 2016/7)

Studentships are available across the UBEL DTP institutions and research topics need to fall under any of the pathways available at the DTP. Before applying, students should make sure that they have checked their eligibility, the pathway information and make contact with their prospective department.

For further information please contact us.

Fully funded Social Science PhD Studentship in Reconfiguring Thermal Comfort in Offices

Deadline: 09:00 AM Monday 30th October

The UCL Energy Institute and UCL Anthropology, in collaboration with Konica Minolta, invite applications for a 4-year Industrial Strategy research challenges PhD Studentship funded by the ESRC through the UCL, Bloomsbury & East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership.

Supervisors: Michelle Shipworth, Lecturer in Energy & Social Sciences, and Hannah Knox, Lecturer in Digital Anthropology and Material Culture.
Starting: 8 January 2018.
Stipend: £16,296pa tax-free, UK fees & training/travel/consumables budget

For Further information, please check the UCL Energy Institute webpage


For Current Students

UBEL DTP Winter Conference

The UBEL DTP is hosting its inaugural Winter Conference in Birkbeck’s Clore Building, Torrington Square on Thursday 7 December, 10.00 – 18.00.

This one-day event will provide a showcase for work being conducted by students from the DTP, the precursor UCL and Bloomsbury DTCs, and the Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research.

More information can be found on the Events page


Overseas Institutional Visits

Deadline: 30 November 2017

We are inviting current UBEL students to submit applications for overseas institutional visits. Students can apply for funding and an extension of up to 13 weeks of their studentships in order to visit an overseas institution. This competition will provide funding to successful candidates for visits occuring within the 2017/18 academic year.

For more information, please check the OIV page on this website: Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) competition

The deadline for all application documents is Thursday 30 November 2017.


For Prospective Supervisors

Co-Funded & Collaborative Studentship

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Academics are invited to apply for Co-funded and other Collaborative Studentships to begin October 2018. Co-funded and Collaborative Studentships are doctoral projects which are jointly and collaboratively run by both academic and non-academic organisations, in the first case with financial support from the non-academic partner.

More details are on the Co-funded & Collaborative Studentships 2018 entry page.

The competition deadline is 30 November 2017.

UBEL DTP provides over 40 ESRC-funded studentships from each of the DTP institutions: UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck, UEL and LSHTM.

The DTP offers a range of routes (+3; 1+3; 2+3 and +4) across its 25 pathways. Please check our pathway pages for more information regarding pathway contacts, research interests and routes.