EPSRC Faculty of Social Sciences ring-fenced scholarship

The Faculty of Social Science is seeking applications from candidates who propose to conduct research in an area that falls within EPSRC’s remit. Applications are welcome from candidates who wish to study geography in the School of Geography and Planning.

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Applications from all social sciences schools and departments will be reviewed by the Faculty Director of Research and Innovation and the Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research and assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications of the candidate and the quality of research proposal, including the fit with the EPSRC remit.

The deadline for applications from candidates who wish to study geography in the School of Geography and Planning was 17 February 2024 at 5pm.

Award details

The award includes:

  • tuition fees (UK or International) and a full maintenance stipend at the UKRI rate for up to three and a half years full-time study (seven years part-time study), subject to satisfactory progress
  • access to Research and Training Support funds for conference, field and other expenses to the value of £4,500 for the duration of the stipend and tuition-fee paying period

Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate.


To be considered as eligible for nomination for this scholarship by the School of Geography and Planning to the Faculty of Social Science panel:

  • You should have a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent
  • You should have or be currently undertaking a masters qualification in a relevant subject or discipline
  • The proposed research must fall within EPSRC’s remit
  • You should be either a Home and International applicant

You should apply to start your first year of PhD study on a full-time or part-time basis in the 2023/24 academic year.

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