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Funding opportunities for PhDs and postdoctoral fellowships in the social sciences

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) has a number of funding opportunities available to Queen Mary students: the Open and CASE (project-based) studentship competitions for PhD studentship finding, as well as opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships.


Opportunity for students/LISS DTP Open Studentship Competition 2019/20

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) studentship competition for entry in October 2019 is now open. Applicants can apply with self-generated social science research proposals for either +3 (PhD only) or 1+3 (masters + PhD) studentships at Queen Mary and other LISS DTP partner institutions. The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 January. Please be aware that any student applying will need a supervisor to support them through the process. Potential applicants should go to the LISS DTP website, which will walk them through the application process step-by-step. 

LISS DTP CASE (Collaborative) Competition

LISS DTP has eight CASE collaborative studentship projects available for October 2019 starts.  These studentships will cover tuition fees plus a stipend. A CASE studentship is a PhD studentship in which the student enhances their training by working closely with the non-academic partner in the development of their research project. They are a great way to initiate longer-term partnerships and to ensure the ‘impact’ of doctoral research. 

Please check each individual project for its submission deadline. You can view all the funded projects and also see project descriptions and application materials for those that are recruiting on the website. 

LISS DTP Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellowships

LISS is offering seven ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships to commence from 1 October 2019. The fellowships are available for one year full-time or two years part-time. The aim of these fellowships is to provide funding to those who are within 12 months of completing their PhD, to support them in consolidating their PhD research through developing publications, their networks, their research and professional skills, and to prepare them for the next stage of their career. The application deadline is Friday 22 March and full details regarding eligibility and how to apply are available on the website.



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