ESRC Postgraduate StudentshipsFunding provided by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Provided by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The deadline for ESRC applications has now passed (24 Jan 2014).

The University of Oxford is recognized by the ESRC as a Doctoral Training Center and awards up to 85 ESRC Studentships to students from the UK and EU studying for a doctorate in the social sciences. These ESRC Studentships cover university fees; for students from the UK, there is also a grant towards living costs. The Studentships are either for an MSc followed by a DPhil (known as 1+3) or for a DPhil only (known as +3).

The Department has ESRC Studentships to award for the Sociology Pathway. ESRC Studentships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Two scholarships are available within the sociology pathway, a further twenty-odd scholarships are allocated by open competition across the social sciences.  

In addition, the Department can nominate students who will be working on/with advanced quantitative methods in their DPhil for a ESRC Studentship in the Advanced Quantitative Methods competition; four such ESRC AQM Studentships will be available across the social sciences. Students working on migration may also be considered for an interdisciplinary ESRC Migration Pathway Studentship (read more details in the guidelines). Students with ESRC Studentships are also eligible for the ESRC's Research Training Support Grant (see more details on the Doctoral Training Center's webpage).

If you are intending to apply for the DPhil and want to be considered for an ESRC Studentship you must send notice of your interest together with a one page summary of your proposed research.

The results of the internal competition for ESRC Scholarships will be made public in the first week of April.

ERSC website

Queries and your one page summary should be addressed to Ms Anne Millard

MPhil Scholarship in the Social SciencesFunding provided by St Cross College

Provided by: St Cross College

St Cross College invites applications for this MPhil Scholarship from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2015-2016 for an MPhil degree in any of the humanities and social science disciplines or for the BPhil degree in Philosophy. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application in order to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

The Scholarship has the value of the annual College fee, currently £2,765 per annum for 2014-2015, and is tenable for two years coterminous with college fee liability. The successful scholar will be guaranteed to have a room in College accommodation (at the standard rent) for the first year of their course. Applications should be received by the application deadline of Friday 13th March 2015.

The Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only. An application form can be downloaded from this site or requested by email. Written requests should be sent to the Assistant Academic Administrator, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.


Further details of the scholarship

New College Graduate ScholarshipsFunding provided by New College

Provided by: New College

New College offers two graduate scholarships to applicants for a research degree in any subject:

The Aso Group Scholarship offers £25,000 per annum (initially support for a Masters degree) to students whose first language is Japanese, and there is a preference for students from Fukuoka Prefecture.

Clarendon Fund Awards offers research degree scholarships for Home/EU and overseas students of £6,500 per annum.

Further details of the scholarships

Nuffield StudentshipsFunding provided by Nuffield College

Provided by: Nuffield College

Nuffield College is a graduate college specialising in the social sciences. It may offer one or two Doctoral Studentships each year.

Nuffield College website

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Senior Tutor