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ESRC PhD Scholarships - Mental Health & Well-being

University of Nottingham - Institute of Mental Health

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Nottingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Full HEU fees (£4327) and maintenance (£15,009) for home students
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 25th October 2019
Closes: 4th December 2019

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 Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy, Community Health Sciences, Psychology, 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 (£4327) and maintenance (£15,009). Continuation of the scholarship is subject to annual review of academic progress. 

The Institute of Mental Health is an innovative partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. Bridging the gap between campus and clinic, the Institute seeks to help transform the understanding and treatment of mental health. Since its formation in 2006, it has established a track record of success, with achievements in delivering innovative inter-disciplinary research that has a positive impact within the health, social care and criminal justice sectors. The Institute has created a hub of innovative research exploring new areas and ideas from active research grants of over £46 million. Delivering its research studies there are over 30 professors and associate professors, working alongside PhD students, researchers, people with lived experience of mental distress, and external members.

Further information about the programme may be found in the Quick Links at

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, via Kobie Neita email:

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