ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in Management, Business and EconomicsESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in Management, Business and Economics
A number of studentships for Home/EU students across the social sciences are available each year via our ESRC-funded Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. Additionally, both Home/EU and International students can apply for awards in Finance & Economics.
Value of award
100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and an annual stipend at the RCUK postgraduate rate (currently £14,553). Additional funding is available to cover costs of study abroad, conference attendance, fieldwork, attendance at NINE DTP cohort-building events, short-term placements and specialist skills training.
Start date and duration
1 October 2018
- 1+3 awards to complete a research training masters degree followed by a PhD.
- +3 awards for students who have already completed an ESRC-recognised Masters degree that included social science research training of 60 credits or more.
- +3.5 awards for students who have completed a Masters degree that did not include social science research training. Students will undertake the PG Certificate in Research Training alongside the PhD.
- 2+3 awards to complete a research training Masters degree followed by a PhD and specialist language training (Language-based Area Studies only).
Awards are offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
Application closing date
The deadline for submitting a postgraduate application and supporting documentation is Friday 12 January 2018, 4:00pm.
Newcastle University awards NINE DTP studentships within the Business School are linked to learning pathways in the following areas:
NINE DTP is seeking to recruit candidates with an outstanding academic background and research potential. Candidates applying for a +3 doctoral award must also hold or be completing an ESRC-recognised Masters degree.
- have a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree in the social sciences, or have relevant comparable experience.
- be a UK/EU resident in all subject areas except in Finance and Economics, where international students are also eligible to apply.
Current doctoral students are not eligible.
Further details about the ESRC’s eligibility requirements can be found in RCUK’s Training Grant Guide.
How to apply
Applicants must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system quoting ESR18 under ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ and ‘Who is your sponsor/funding body?’
Your application must include:
- a research proposal of no more than 2000 words
- a current CV
- two references
- certified transcripts of previous qualifications (translated into English where necessary)
The research proposal for application to the DTP grant competition should be prepared in consultation with an identified research supervisor and be submitted on the correct forms. Please contact our Research Programme Secretary, Carolyn Watkin for information about our Postrgraduate Research opportunities and Sarah Rylance for more information about funding opportunities.
About NINE DTP
In 2016, the universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Queen’s, Sunderland, Teesside and Ulster received accreditation from the Economic and Social Research Council to form a Doctoral Training Partnership.
The (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership will receive funding of over £2 million a year from the ESRC to fund Doctoral Training across our partner institutions, with over 50 studentships on offer each year between 2017 and 2022.