ESRC Co-funded Studentships

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

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.
  • 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 then apply for one of the successful proposals and the accompanying studentship.

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 home tuition fees at £4,596.
  • The successful Co-funded and Collaborative Studentship opportunities 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

Application guidance and forms will be posted in the autumn term 2022.

Deadlines for 2022/23

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