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. The awarded teams then get to recruit a student to work on the project, who receives an ESRC Studentship.

The UBEL Co-funded and Collaborative competition for 2022 entry is now closed.

Academic Proposals

  • The initial stage of the Competition is for academic members of staff to submit proposals for a Co-funded or Collaborative studentships.
  • 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.

What is 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 £18,062 and support for tuition fees of £4,500
  • The Co-funded and Collaborative Studentship opportunities available for 2022 entry are listed at the bottom of this page.

Guidance for applying

The UBEL co-funded and collaborative competition has now closed. UBEL will no longer accept applications for 2022 entry.

Useful documents