RCUK doctoral stipends

RCUK have published doctoral stipend rates for 2018/19. For further information, visit the RCUK website.


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

A information session on the PDF scheme and application through the UBEL DTP will be held 18.30 to 20.00 on Thursday 1 February 2018 in the Jeffrey Hall at UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL


Webinar and Q&A with DTP Director Andy Tolmie

Thursday 1 December 2016

Professor Andy Tolmie, UBEL DTP Director, hosted a webinar where he discussed the DTP’s PhD funding opportunities and the application process. This was followed by a live Q&A session: View the slides and listen to the webinar.

Competition for ESRC-funded studentships beginning in October 2017 is now closed. Please check back next year for studentships beginning in October 2018.


Overseas Institutional Visits, 2017-18

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.

Students are invited to apply to visit a Higher Education institution or a research organisation abroad. The OIV scheme is intended to support and encourage the international engagement of eligible ESRC-funded students. The Scheme funds an extension to the studentship of up to 13 weeks, plus travel and subsistence costs.

The scheme is a great opportunity to:

  • undertake additional specialist research training not available in the UK;
  • develop language skills;
  • establish research links that will be beneficial to their current or future academic career;
  • disseminate early research findings;
  • attend and participate in seminars which are directly relevant to their research

Which students are eligible?
ESRC-funded students at the UBEL DTP who are in the +3 (or equivalent) element of their studies. The OIV may not be undertaken during the first three months or final three months of the +3 studentship period.

Which overseas institutions?
This must be a Higher Education institution, or an organisation with a substantive research reputation, and be based outside of the United Kingdom.

How to apply

Students must complete and submit their OIV application form and the following documentation before the deadline, 30 November 2017:

  • Your Case for Support
  • Confirmation of support from your supervisor
  • Confirmation of support from the host institution

Please ensure you have read the Guidance Notes before applying.

Application Documents

Application form: UBEL DTP Overseas Institutional Visit Application Form 2018
Guidance Notes: UBEL DTP Overseas Institutional Visit 2018 Guidance Notes
Country funding rates: UBEL DTP Schedule of Funding Rates

The closing date for this round of funding is 30 November 2017. All documents must be sent to the UBEL DTP by this date

Check out examples of other students’ Overseas Institutional Visits from the Bloomsbury DTC.