Administrative Data Research UK Studentship Competition

Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) Studentships are fully funded, covering full payment of tuition fees per year, an enhanced maintenance stipend and 3 month placement. 

What’s on offer

  • ADR studentships cover tuition fees at the UKRI rate and an enhanced annual maintenance stipend. For 2022/23 an UBEL studentship will cover tuition fees of £4596 and an enhanced stipend of £20,668. This figure includes the London Allowance.
  • ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) is a partnership transforming the
    way researchers access the UK’s wealth of public sector data, to enable better
    informed policy decisions that improve lives.
  • These PhD studentships will use ADR UK’s new linked flagship datasets to answer policy relevant questions. 
  • Successful students will start their programme of study in October 2023. 
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Academic qualifications

  • You should normally have (or expect to achieve by 30 September 2023) an upper second or first class honours degree or a Master’s degree from a recognised UK university, or the equivalent qualification if gained outside the UK.

Eligibility criteria

  • All UKRI studentships are open to both home and international students.
  • To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or Have settled status, or
    • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
    • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter
  • If a candidate does not meet the criteria above, they would be classified as an International student. Please read the UKRI Eligibility guidance document (pdf) for full details on residency requirements. Further information is also available in the Application Guidance for 2023 Entry.

Guidance for applying

Candidates will need to complete an online application form via Survey Monkey Apply. Applications will be sent directly to UBEL DTP. 

The application includes a preliminary form, CV, covering letter, references and equal opportunities monitoring. 

There are two studentship opportunities available. Follow the links below for the advertisements. At the top of the application form candidates should select which project they are applying to.

Deadlines for 2023

8 March 2023

Deadline for student applications to School attendance problems and educational attainment in children with neurodevelopmental conditions (intellectual disability and/or autism)

15 March 2023 

Deadline for student applications to An examination of the relationship between engagement in criminal activity and educational attainment 

Late March 2023

Interviews with supervisors

April 2023

Studentship awards made

Useful documents

Please note the PDF versions of the form are for guidance only and only applications submitted via Survey Monkey Apply will be accepted

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