ESRC PhD Studentship - Mental Health & Well-Being

University of Nottingham - Law

Institute of Mental Health

ESRC PhD Studentship - Mental Health & Well-Being

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) at the University of Nottingham invites expressions of interest from potential applicants for ESRC-funded PhD scholarships.  These scholarships are part of a broader scholarship competition, administered as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) DTP Training Awards scheme. 

The ESRC funds research and training in social and economic issues.  While successful candidates will have an academic home at the IMH, they will also have close links with one of the IMH’s partner schools, at this time being Sociology and Social Policy, Community Health Sciences, Nursing Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Business, and Law.

These are inter-disciplinary awards.  Candidates should be interested in mental health/learning disability/psychosocial disability in the context of the social sciences.

The scholarships are for four-years, including an initial year focussing on structured research training.  For home students, they are for the equivalent of full HEU fees and maintenance, providing a total of around £18,400* per annum (* estimate including Home/EU fees of approx. £4100 and a maintenance grant of approx. £14,400). Continuation of the scholarship is subject to annual review of academic progress. 

The IMH is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. It was launched in 2006, and has grown rapidly to become one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, currently with more than 360 members. It has 21 full professors of the University of Nottingham who provide supervision to PhD students and attracts approximately £8 million per year in external research grants. This comes in from research councils (for example, the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council), the National Institute of Health Research (via Programme Grants, Health Technology Assessment and Service Delivery and Organisation), government agencies, and through charities (for example the Wellcome Trust and the Burdett Trust).

In the first instance, expressions of interest including a CV, a list of subjects studied and marks attained in each subject, and a draft research proposal should be made to Professor Peter Bartlett, email: Please quote ref SOC423 Closing date: 10 December 2016. 

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