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Collaborative and Joint Studentships

In addition to the pathway specific studentships, the Midlands Graduate School DTP will offer a number of Collaborative Studentships involving research or other activities with external public, private or third sector organisations. As part of the Midlands Graduate School, we also offer a number of Joint ESRC DTP Studentships. Students will be fully registered and hosted at one of the Midlands Graduate School institutions, but will have a second supervisor at another MGS institution.

Applications for our Collaborative, Joint, ADR UK and Project-Linked studentships for October 2023 entry are now open!

The deadline for academics wishing to submit a Collaborative or Joint proposal has now passed. Information on supervisor-led opportunities for entry in October 2024 will be made available around October 2023.

Information regarding all the different projects available for entry in October 2023 will be made available throughout the next couple of weeks.

Collaborative Studentships

In order to apply for one of the advertised collaborative studentship projects as listed below, you will need to complete the 'Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship Application form' and you may need to submit additional information as part of your application. Please check the relevant project advertisement to see if additional documentation is required and ensure that you upload all application material as part of the online application process.

Additionally please read the Collaborative Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicants before completing the application form.

University Training Pathway Collaborating Organisation

Research Topic

(including link to advertisement)

Application Deadline
Aston University Area Studies Jacques Delors Centre

The changing nature of Germany’s relationships with the Visegrád 4 countriesLink opens in a new window

Further DetailsLink opens in a new window

Tuesday 28 February 2023
University of Birmingham Psychology VisionMetric Human Performance and Next-generation Facial Identification TechnologiesLink opens in a new window Tuesday 28 February 2023 (23:59 GMT)
University of Birmingham Human Geography International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development The political economy of vulnerability to air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, NepalLink opens in a new window Monday 27 February 2023 (12:00 UTC)
University of Leicester Economic & Social History History of Parliament Trust Minority Ethnic MPs in the UK Parliament since 1987Link opens in a new window Thursday 23 February 2023
Loughborough University Sport & Exercise Science Trekstock Access to physical activity programmes and cancer support in young adults living with and beyond cancer through the lens of cancer inequalitiesLink opens in a new window Monday 20 February 2023
Loughborough University Education The Dyscalculia Network Development and standardization of a dyscalculia screening tool for secondary school studentsLink opens in a new window Monday 27 February 2023
Loughborough University Sport & Exercise Science Teach Active Understanding the role of active lessons on mathematics learningLink opens in a new window Tuesday 28 February 2023 (17:00 GMT)
University of Nottingham Political Science and International Relations Walk Free Human Trafficking and Legal Culture in Latin America: A nested socio-legal comparative studyLink opens in a new window  Thursday 23 February 2023
University of Nottingham Sociology Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Use of Touch in Dementia Care: an empirical investigationLink opens in a new window Wednesday 22 February 2023 (12:00 GMT)

Joint Studentships

In order to apply for one of the advertised joint studentship projects as listed below, you will need to complete the 'Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Joint Studentship Application form' and you may need to submit additional information as part of your application. Please check the relevant project advertisement to see if additional documentation is required and ensure that you upload all application material as part of the online application process.

Additionally please read the Joint Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicants before completing the application form.

University

(where the student will be registered)

Training Pathway Joint University

Research Topic

(including link to advertisement)

Application Deadline
Aston University Management & Business Studies and Finance University of Birmingham Enabling Skills for Transitions to a Green EconomyLink opens in a new window Sunday 26 February 2023
University of Birmingham Psychology University of Nottingham Socio-emotional synchrony in social interactions: the impact of partner neurotypeLink opens in a new window Sunday 26 February 2023 (23:59 GMT)
University of Birmingham Sport & Exercise Science Loughborough University Project Safety Net: The risks and opportunities for safeguarding adolescents on social media in relation to organised sportLink opens in a new window Wednesday 22 February 2023
University of Leicester Human Geography University of Nottingham The digitalisation of agricultureLink opens in a new window Thursday 2 March 2023
University of Nottingham Psychology Loughborough University Exploring the Relationship between Exteroception and Interoception in Neurotypical and Neurodivergent PopulationsLink opens in a new window Tuesday 28 February 2023 (23:59 GMT)
University of Warwick Psychology Aston University Suggestibility and False Memory Formation in PsychopathologyLink opens in a new window Monday 27 February 2023 (17:00 GMT)
University of Warwick Health & Wellbeing University of Birmingham Transnational lives and use of prescribed and traditional medicinesLink opens in a new window Thursday 23 February 2023

ADR UK Studentships

ADR UK is delighted to announce the 20 PhD studentship opportunities to be hosted by supervisors across 13 of the ESRC DTPsLink opens in a new window. These PhD studentships will use ADR UK’s new linked flagship datasets Link opens in a new windowto answer policy-relevant research questions. Students will begin their PhDs in October 2023 and will be funded through an investment of £1.9 million from ADR UK.

MGS is pleased to confirm that we have three projects available in this category; one funded fully by ADR UK and two further projects funded by the MGS. All three students and their supervisory teams will be fully incorporated into ADR UK's cohort building and support structures, as well as being integrated fully into the life of the DTP.

In order to apply for one of the advertised ADR UK studentship projects as listed below, you will need to complete the 'Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP ADR UK Studentship Application formLink opens in a new window' and you may need to submit additional information as part of your application. Please check the relevant project advertisement to see if additional documentation is required and ensure that you upload all application material as part of the online application process.

Additionally please read the ADR UK Studentship Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicantsLink opens in a new window before completing the application form.

University

(where the student will be registered)

Training Pathway

Research Topic

(including link to advertisement)

Application Deadline
University of Birmingham Education Are apprenticeships a genuine alternative to university study? An investigation using administrative dataLink opens in a new window Tuesday 28 February 2023
University of Leicester Human Geography The Contemporary Rural Working Classes in England and WalesLink opens in a new window Thursday 2 March 2023
University of Nottingham Education Predicting educational and labour market outcomes for vulnerable children who have been to boarding schoolsLink opens in a new window Friday 24 February 2023

Project-Linked Studentships

Loughborough University has received over £8m funding from the ESRC to establish a new Centre for Early Mathematics Learning (CEML). As part of this grant, Loughborough has received additional studentships in the Education pathway, and the students recruited to these projects will be fully integrated into the DTP. There is one project available for entry in October 2023:

  • The development of spatial-numerical associations in pre-schoolersLink opens in a new window

Full details, including the deadline, will be made available soon.

In order to apply for one of the advertised project-linked studentships as listed above, you will need to complete the 'Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP CEML Studentship Application form' (link to form will be made available soon) and you may need to submit additional information as part of your application. Please check the relevant project advertisement to see if additional documentation is required and ensure that you upload all application material as part of the online application process.

Additionally please read the CEML Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicants before completing the application form.