Doctoral Training Partnerships



We fund 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) covering the full range of the social sciences, as well as areas of interdisciplinary research. The 14 DTPs are comprised of 73 high quality research organisations.

Since 2017, new studentship funding has been available through our DTPs and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), while the Doctoral Training Centres (DTC) network continues to support existing students.

Funding opportunity

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our funding opportunity for ESRC DTPs.

This funding opportunity and ESRC’s vision for postgraduate training have been directly informed by our comprehensive review of the PhD in the social sciences.

The closing date for the submission of applications is 14 February 2023. We have scheduled two webinars to provide applicants with further information and offer an opportunity for questions to be answered. These will be hosted by ESRC staff and members of the PhD Review Steering Group:

Register for the September webinar.

Slides and FAQs will be available after each event.

Last updated: 27 July 2023

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