ESRC-Funded Research Studentships: Health and Wellbeing

Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). The DTP offers a number of studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for those seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.  

The Health and Wellbeing pathway is one of the newest but most successful pathways in the NWSSDTP and successful students can expect to join a vibrant groups of postgraduate researchers across the DTP.  Applicants interested in research around social science aspects of health (broadly defined) can apply to study within the Health and Wellbeing pathway.  Applications should be made to the PhD Health Research.  Those interested in applying to the Health and Wellbeing pathway at Lancaster should consult the Division of Health Research webpages for information about our research expertise and to identify a potential supervisor.  We encourage candidates to contact potential supervisors to discuss their proposed research prior to making an application.

Candidates are expected to have submitted an admissions application to the University of their choice prior to submitting the funding application. It is expected that candidates will have a formal offer (unconditional or conditional) by the date of the final Studentship Allocation Committee (13th March 2019). Studentship funding will not be formally awarded until an admission offer is secured.

Further information about the studentships on offer is available via the NWSSDTP website, as are the application form and guidance notes.  Please check that you meet the academic and residential eligibility criteria on page two of the guidance notes before applying. Applications should be made on the NWSSDTP application form and should be sent to  Closing date for applications is 4th February 2019 (5pm GMT)

Further information about the provision and funding offered by the NWSSDTP is available on the NWSSDTP website. If you have any queries about your application please contact the NWSSDTP Manager: