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IFS PhD enrichment years

The Enrichment scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme within the ESRC DTP network the opportunity to join for up to 12 months at the ESRC Institute for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Students continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations during their time at the Institute. 

The aim of the scheme is to enhance the work of doctoral students by providing collaboration and learning opportunities, and to enhance our research community and networks with the inclusion of outstanding students from across the UK. It is our goal to build capacity in the social sciences in the UK more widely, and support and promote research that has a positive impact on society. 

The Enrichment scheme offers placements of up to 12 months at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London to students undertaking a PhD. 

The scheme has been designed to give students the opportunity to enhance, refresh, and broaden their research by accessing the opportunities available at IFS. The placement should support and enhance the current work towards the PhD thesis and be supported by the student’s supervisor. Students will usually join us in their second or third years to further the work they are undertaking for their research project. There is no ‘typical’ Enrichment student and we welcome students from a broad range of disciplines.

Further details & apply at the IFS website: https://ifs.org.uk/jobs/42

By Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)

We are a consortium of four University of London colleges in an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre (DTC): Institute of Education, Birkbeck, SOAS and LSHTM.