Starting from autumn 2023, for PhD students to receive ESRC funding and work on their PhDs sitting alongside researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Students are placed in the research team most closely associated with their own interests and are encouraged to take part in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Applications are open now – more details about the studentships and how to apply are on the website here:

PhD studentships

IFS has been allocated several studentships associated with our ESRC Institute for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. These are open to students in economics with a place at any university associated with the UBEL or SenSS doctoral training partnerhsips. The student studies and is supervised at their university but also has a desk and mentor at IFS.

Enrichment placements

Any student at a UK DTP is eligible to apply for these ESRC-funded placements, which can last for between 6 months and a year. The funds are additiontal to any other funding the student receives, allowing them to extend their PhD and spend the time at IFS, developing their skills and building networks. Students in economics and related disciplines will be considered.

You may also be interested to know that we are recruiting for postdoctoral researchers:

Postdoctoral fellowships

Working as part of one of our research teams, the fellowships can last for between one and three years: they may lead to a permanent research position at IFS; alternatively, we will support the researcher if they wish to go on the job market for a university position. A couple of positions have ESRC funding only available to students at UK DTPs.

Applications and interviews are via the EconJobMarket platform.

Emma Hyman +44 (0)20 7291 4800