Fees and Funding


Institute for Social and Economic Research PhD Scholarship


The details
Postgraduate research (including PhD)
Department of Economics, Essex Business School, Department of Sociology, School of Health and Social Care

If you're a potential PhD student wishing to research the area of social and economic research, take part in the globally recognised work of the University of Essex Institute for Social and Economic Research and study for a postgraduate research degree in relevant departments, you could be eligible to receive a full PhD scholarship to support you, including full tuition fee discount for three years of study, a stipend payment towards your living costs and Proficio funding towards training, conferences, and travel.

How to apply

You should apply for PhD scholarship funding separately from your online PhD study application. Your PhD scholarship funding application consists of a brief application form, including a statement addressing how your doctoral project may contribute to the globally significant work of the Institute. You should apply for a place to study as soon as possible. The deadline for the online applications for PhD study is 10 February 2023 and the deadline for the funding/scholarship applications to the Director of ISER is 17 February 2023.

Full details

Please read the full terms and conditions before applying for or accepting a scholarship or bursary. They contain important information about eligibility, if you need to complete an application form and how you'll receive your funding.

Institute for Social and Economic Research PhD Scholarship - Terms and conditions for 2022-2023 entry (.pdf)

If you're a current student looking for information about an award you received, see our terms and conditions for previous years.