South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership in Social Science 2017/18, UK


Deadline:

February 17, 2017

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About the training partnership 

The new South Coast DTP is a beacon of excellence, innovation and imagination in the training of the next generation of social scientists. Through an exciting new collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth, the South Coast DTP aims to deliver the latest developments in training in research methods and skills to produce highly qualified and rounded social scientists, equipped to meet contemporary economic and social challenges.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the South Coast DTP will be awarding 36 studentships per year to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its three partner institutions. Our first intake of funded students will be in the 2017/18 Academic Year.
All three universities are home to research centres with global reputations for their expertise and excellence. The University of Southampton currently hosts ESRC centres of research excellence, including the National Centre for Research Methods, the Centre for Population Change, and the Administrative Data Research Centre for England. The University of Portsmouth hosts the Centre for European and International Studies Research and the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology. The University of Brighton hosts the Centre for Research in Innovation Management, the Centre for Research into Management and Employment, and the Social Science and Policy Research Centre.

Drawing on these, and coupled with each University’s reputation for excellence in research methods and advanced methodological techniques, the South Coast DTP aims to offer a unique academic environment for doctoral training.

Driven by its focus on world leading research which makes a difference, the SCDTP has six key strategic priorities:

– interdisciplinarity
– advanced methodological and subject expertise
– engagement with ESRC resources
– non-academic collaboration
– employability and international engagement
– widening participation and regional engagement

SCDTP Training 

The South Coast DTP cohort as a whole will meet for monthly training. This will focus on professional development and the skills needed for achieving impact, knowledge exchange, collaboration, internationalisation and cultural awareness, ethics and employability.

High profile events such as a final year conference, a SCDTP Research Methods Festival, run in conjunction with the ONS, an annual residential trip and collaborative workshops with our Non-Academic Partners will further ensure students are prepared for work inside and outside of academia.

In recognition of the pressures and challenges of PGR study, we will hold an annual wellbeing event, where forms of, and access to, support will be made clear.

How to apply

To apply for funding you will need to complete two application forms:

(1) The first application form you need to complete is for your chosen programme of study via your chosen host institution.

(Please ensure your chosen discipline is accredited for funding at your chosen institution in accordance with the table on the Thematic Cluster Pathway page)

Links to the online application system for each partner institutions are below.

  • University of Brighton – Online Programme Application (See in the "Further official information" link below this article)
  • University of Portsmouth – Online Programme Application (See in the "Further official information" link below this article)
  • University of Southampton – Online Programme Application (See in the "Further official information" link below this article)

(2) The second application form which requires completing is the South Coast DTP Funding Application Form.  This can be downloaded from the link below.  Once complete, the application form should be submitted to apply@southcoastdtp.ac.uk

South Coast DTP Application Form

The closing date for funding applications to the South Coast DTP is 17th February 2017.  You must have completed and submitted both the DTP funding application and the University online programme application by midnight on the 17th February 2017.

Where will I study?

You will primarily be based in the University to which you applied to for your chosen programme (Brighton, Portsmouth or Southampton). There will however be events and training accessible for all DTP funded students at each of the institutions. For events and training has been organised by the DTP for its students, transport costs between institutions will be reimbursed.

Not all disciplines are accredited at all of our partner institutions. The list below details all available disciplines and at which institution studentships are available.

Can I apply for funding if I am not from the United Kingdom?

The South Coast DTP is able to recruit a limited number of overseas and EU students in Economics or Advanced Quantitative Methods.

In all other areas, students must be considered as UK residents.

The legal basis for defining residence eligibility for postgraduate training awards is set down in the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997. Candidates for awards must have a relevant connection with the United Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if:

  • The candidate has been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant
  • Has not been resident in the UK, during any part of that three-year period wholly or mainly for the purposes of full time education, and
  • Has settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (ie is not subject to any restriction on the period for which he/she may stay).

For purposes of residence requirements the UK includes the United Kingdom and Islands (ie the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
A relevant connection may be established for an EU student if the student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the three-year period preceding the start of the course (including for full-time education).
British citizens are not subject to immigration control but only those other nationals who have been granted written permission to stay in the UK permanently are considered to have settled status.

It is important to note that residential eligibility is based on a physical presence in the UK. British citizenship in itself does not satisfy the residential eligibility requirement.

The Research Councils have agreed a number of underlying principles in relation to the recruitment of non-UK domiciled candidates to Research Council funded studentships. In light of this, ESRC has agreed to relax the rules around international eligibility in strategic areas, allowing fees and stipends to be paid for a limited number of students from outside the UK.

Can I apply for funding if I am not from the United Kingdom?

The South Coast DTP is able to recruit a limited number of overseas and EU students in Economics or Advanced Quantitative Methods.

In all other areas, students must be considered as UK residents.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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November 17, 2016




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