Postgraduate research

SCDTP social sciences funding

Fund your Social Sciences PhD through the ESRC SCDTP

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Full funding for Social Science PhD’s in the 2017/18 academic year at the University of Portsmouth, is available through the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP).

The studentships are for social science research in Psychology and Area Studies subjects only.

As well as covering all tuition fees, the studentship also includes an annual maintenance grant, of £14,553 (2017/18).

 The SCDTP is a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. There are 36 studentships available each year for social science students carrying out PhD studies (+3) or Master’s and PhD studies (1+3) at these three universities. 

The studentships are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and available to UK students.

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How to apply for funding

A University supervisor will need to support your SCDTP application. Therefore, you will need to contact them before you apply.

There are 7 specific projects available across Psychology and Area Studies. Details of who to contact for each project are below. More information on each individual project can be found via the Psychology or Area Studies projects available. We recommend you contact the first supervisor.

You are also welcome to submit your own research project proposal. Please see the expertise and contact information in each research area to discuss this further. 

You will also need to apply to the University before you submit your SCDTP application.

The closing date for University applications is 21 July 2017 (for the specific projects) and 28 July 2017 (for open call).

You will then need to submit your studentship application to the SCDTP by 28 July 2017

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be considered as a UK resident and hold a good honours degree (2:1 and above), from a UK higher education institution.

Contact details and further information

The SCDTP studentships are available for Psychology and Area Studies projects in the following areas:

Psychology projects available

The above 3 projects do not require a project proposal as these are pre-approved projects. However, applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 500 words.

Psychology Open Call

Psychology research at the University of Portsmouth consists of three research centres and one research group.

These are: 

To discuss your own research project proposal and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Psychology at the University, contact the lead of the research centres listed above or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator (Professor Alan Costall - alan.costall@port.ac.uk)

Area Studies projects available 

The above 4 projects do not require a project proposal as these are pre-approved projects. However, applicants are required to submit a personal statement of 500 words.

To discuss your application and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Psychology and Area Studies at the University, please email the first supervisor as noted after each project title.

Area Studies Open Call

The University’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) brings together world leading research in Area Studies.

There are more than 60 members of CEISR. Their research is organised into eight clusters

To discuss your own research project proposal and find out more about postgraduate programmes in Area Studies at the University, use the contact details above.