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Fully funded ESRC SEDarc PhD Studentships

University of Kent

Location: Canterbury
Salary: Doctoral Stipend £18,622+ (2024/25 rate to be announced)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024

SEDarc (South-East Doctoral Training Arc) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The University of Kent has partnered with other top UK institutions to develop world-class social science researchers. We’re proud to support the future leaders of social science in academia, public services and industry.

SEDarc are offering fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentships and a limited number of 1 year Masters + 3.5 year PhD studentships, to start in September 2024.

The University of Kent can nominate up to 18 candidates for consideration. Research projects will be developed around five interdisciplinary social science themed challenges:

  • Living sustainably
  • Healthy thriving communities
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Secure, effective and trusted institutions
  • Transformative technologies for society

Funding:

Fully-funded SeNSS Studentships include:

  • All tuition fees (Home rates)
  • Doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend £18,622 2023/24 rate (2024/25 to be announced).  
  • Research training support grant
  • Access to further research funding
  • Kent will waive the difference between Home and International fees

Find out more about eligibility and criteria on our Kent SEDarc page.

How to apply

Students wishing to be considered for ESRC SEDarc funding must apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent by 7 January 2024. Upload the Kent/SEDarc application form and save it to your Kent application portal. If you need any more information about the application please contact Kent’s SEDarc administrator University of Kent (F.Clifford-254@kent.ac.uk

Upcoming events for potential applicants:

  • Kent SEDarc Applicant Briefing - online

Date:  29 November 2023, 12:00 -13.00. Book your place here

  • University of Kent SEDarc Proposal Writing Workshop – online

Date: 30 November 2023, 13:00-15:00.  Book your place here

  • University of Kent Open Events – online or on-campus

Date: Ongoing.  Book you place here

Join an inspiring global academic research community, be inspired as well as challenged to push the boundaries of current thinking and research.

Eligible disciples include; Psychology, Geography & Environmental studies, Business and Management, Law, Politics and international Relations, Sociology, Social Work and Social Policy, Anthropology and Development Studies, Architecture and Planning, Cybersecurity (Social Sciences) and Health and Social Care.

The University of Kent is partnered with Royal Holloway, Reading, Surrey, Sussex and Kingston to make up the South-East Doctoral Training Arc (SEDarc).

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