White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP) Scholarships

Academic year 2022


The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WR DTP) is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan.

  • Funding: ESRC stipend (£15,609 in 2021/22) plus full fee waiver

  • Academic year: 2022/23

  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students

  • Qualification level:Postgraduate research

Applications for 2022/23 are open until Wednesday 26 January 2022, 5pm GMT

The WR DTP was accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2016, and is offering a range of social sciences PhD Scholarships starting in October 2022.

It will give you access to:

  • a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences

  • a wide range of training opportunities particularly focused on maximising the social and economic benefits of your research

  • a network of students and researchers studying in your discipline across Yorkshire

  • a network of interdisciplinary contacts and the opportunity to develop expertise working across disciplines.

Subject to ESRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) to help towards living expenses. In 2021/22, the basic stipend for an ESRC studentship is £15,609. All awards are available for study part time.


Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

The ESRC's eligibility criteria are set out in the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide. You should read the ESRC guidance carefully before applying.

All students are eligible to receive a full award, to include a stipend and fees at the home level.


Application will close on 26 January 2022


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