ESRC Co-funded Studentships

Co-funded and Collaborative Studentships are doctoral projects which are jointly and collaboratively run by both academic and non-academic organisations.

Academic Proposals

  • Co-funded and Collaborative Studentships are doctoral projects which are jointly and collaboratively run by both academic and non-academic organisations. The awarded teams then get to recruit a student to work on the project, who receives an ESRC Studentship.
  • The initial stage of the competition is for academic members of staff to submit proposals for a Co-funded or Collaborative studentships. UBEL are no longer accepting academic proposals for 2023 Entry. 
  • In collaboration with non-academic partners, projects address a research topics of both theoretical and practical importance, providing opportunities for the selected student candidate to gain first-hand experience of work outside an academic environment.
  • In the spring term, students can apply for one of the successful proposals and the accompanying studentship. Please see below for proposals available for 2023 Entry.
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What's on offer?

  • UBEL DTP studentships cover tuition fees at the UKRI rate and an annual maintenance stipend. For further information please refer to the preliminary application guide.
  • The non-academic co-funding organisation makes a contribution towards the maintenance stipend and tuition fees.
  • The awarded academic teams get to recruit a student to work on the project, who receives an ESRC Studentship which covers payment of tuition fees per year at the UKRI rate and an annual maintenance stipend.
  • Co-funded and Collaborative Studentships can be held on a full-time or part-time basis and within a 1+3, 4-year (Integrated PhD) or +3 programme, where an individual pathway allows for these structures.
  • We can now confirm that the stipend and fee levels for academic year 2022 to 2023. A minimum ‘stipend’ of £19,668 and support for home tuition fees at £4,596.

Guidance for applying

UBEL DTP is no longer accepting studentship proposals from academic staff for 2023 entry. 

Student applicants can apply to one of the proposals listed at the bottom of this page. Click on the name of the proposal to view the studentship advert.

Prospective candidates need to complete a short application form alongside submitting a CV, training plan, references and equal opportunities information. There is also a separate Advanced Quantitative Methods application form. Link to apply via UBEL’s Survey Monkey Apply portal is above.

Prospective candidates will apply directly to the DTP between 16th January and 28th February. The first question on the student application form allows candidates to indicate which project they are applying to; after the deadline UBEL will then send applications to supervisory teams, based on the response to this question. 

Deadlines for 2022/23

3 October 2022    12:00Survey Monkey Apply opens for academic staff applications
21 November 2022 23.59 Deadline for academic staff applications
16 January 2023
12:00
Student applications open via Survey Monkey Apply
28 February 2023
23:59
Deadline for student applications
March 2023Applications assessed by supervisor
30 March 2023Proposed Board meeting

Co-funded studentships available for 2023 entry

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

Get in touch with the team.
Email: Ubel-dtp@ucl.ac.uk