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MGS open competition for studentships commencing in October 2019 is now open!

The Midlands Graduate School open competition for studentships commencing in October 2019 is now open! Deadline for applications is Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Please note that there are several elements to the application process and applicants should allow plenty of time to assemble all the information required. For further information on how to apply please visit:

Mon 03 September 2018, 10:00

Better Lives: ESRC’s Writing Competition

Are you an ESRC-funded PhD student?

The ESRC want to hear from you about how your research contributes to people having better lives, and why your research matters.

The ESRC are running their third Writing Competition to reward outstanding written communication and to communicate social science research to the wider general public.

They'd like you to write about your research in an article of no more than 800 words, and send it to the ESRC by 16.00 on 7 December 2018. The writers of all shortlisted articles will be invited to attend a writing masterclass run by our partner SAGE Publishing and an award ceremony in London. Winners will receive a £1000 prize and two runners up will each receive £500.

More details at

Fri 02 November 2018, 13:00

Artificial Intelligence Studentship Opportunity

Artificial Intelligence Studentship: Multi-view Representations for Pose Invariant Face Recognition in Man and Machine

This year the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP is offering a studentship in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Nottingham. For further details regarding the project and information on how to apply see here.

The deadline for applications to apply for the AI studentship is: Friday 9 November 2018

Fri 12 October 2018, 14:26

Venture Into Business Engagement (VIBE) - Programme Applications Open

A new learning and development opportunity is now available to help researchers respond to the changing landscape of research-funding that increasingly includes collaborating with business and solve some of societies biggest issues. The ESRC-funded VIBE (Venture Into Business Engagement) programme has been developed especially for Social Scientists and aims to equip researchers with skills and support to explore partnerships with business to realise social impact from their research.

Training, funding and mentoring are elements of the programme, which will run across 4 different sessions during the 2018-19 Autumn Term at the University of Warwick. We welcome applications to the programme from ESRC-funded students, both within Warwick and from across the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available to cover travel expenses for non-Warwick Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP students attending the VIBE Programme. If you are interested in applying for a travel bursary, once you have completed the ‘Application Form’ please contact Charmaine Mulligan to let us know you would like to be considered for this.

The final closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th October.

Further details including how to apply can be found at:

Thu 11 October 2018, 16:00


MGS Events Calendar

Please see the above link for the full events calendar. A selection of our upcoming events are listed below.