Essex is involved in seven pathways of study:
We will be hosting an online workshop and Q&A session for all potential applicants and supervisors, to support you with your SeNSS studentship application. The workshop will be on Thursday 5 November 2020, from 10am-12pm (GMT). Please check back here for further details on how to join us.
You will receive subject-specific and advanced training, whilst undertaking your research in an innovative, ground-breaking and empowering research environment, amongst our thriving postgraduate community. You'll also be provided with opportunities for overseas visits and fieldwork, attending and presenting at conferences and events, academic publishing and work placement opportunities.
SeNSS Studentship Funding supports both full-time and part-time study, and covers:
You will join an expert team of leading Social Scientists and an external partner (from industry, government, or an NGO, in the UK or abroad) who have already developed and defined a research project.
You will play a leading role in the project as the doctoral researcher on the team.
The 2021 SeNSS collaborative studentship competition will be advertised here from Monday 2 November 2020.
SeNSS offers six ESRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) each year, which provide an opportunity for Post-Doctoral researcher to consolidate their PhD research through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.
The PDF grants provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for a fellowship for up to 18 months; however, this must be fully justified by the programme of activities being proposed.
One of these Fellowships is ring-fenced for an applicant whose proposal is aligned with UKRI/ESRC industrial strategy. For this competition, the ESRC defines alignment as either addressing specific skills gaps (AQM or data skills/science) or as entailing collaboration with a private sector partner, or co-designed research activity.