Funded PhD Studentships Funded PhD Studentships

ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2020-21 academic year. As a member of the ESRC-funded South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over six years, and across 12 different training pathways.

Applications for 2020/21 are now being accepted. Please visit the UEA SeNSS web pages for further information.

For queries related to SeNSS funding, please contact the PGR Service at For academic enquiries relating to the Psychology pathway within SeNSS, please email Dr Natalie Wyer.

PhD Studentships 2020 PhD Studentships 2020

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences:

School of Psychology
Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 20 January 2020

The School of Psychology is offering a number of fully-funded (for 3 years) PhD studentships. Individuals interested in applying to one of the projects listed below are encouraged to contact the named supervisor to discuss their plans prior to submitting an application. Applications should include a research proposal (2-3 pages in length) describing the background to the research question and outlining potential methods/paradigms to be used during the project. Inquiries about application procedures should be directed to Sara Bengtsson ( Inquiries about the PhD in Psychology at UEA (structure, training, etc) should be directed to Natalie Wyer (


Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience



Learning To Cooperate: Representation Learning for Social Decision Making

Prof Will Penny

Investigating parietal lobe function in cardiovascular disease and vascular dementia

Dr Stephanie Rossit

Biological and computational mechanisms of human decision-making

Dr Tom Sambrook

Cognitive and Neural Processes underlying human navigation

Dr Mintao Zhao


Developmental Psychology



Gaze direction and theory of mind

Dr Martin Doherty

Investigating infant sleep to understand Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr Teodora Gliga

How Do Children Make Sense of the World?

Dr George Malcolm

The early development of visual working memory

Prof. John Spencer


Experimental Social Psychology/Social Cognition


Part-time PhD studentship in conjunction with Part-time EEG technician position

Deadline - 28 November 2019

In addition to the studentships listed in the three research groups (which may be carried out on a full-time or part-time basis), we are also inviting applications for a part-time EEG technician who will also undertake a part-time PhD. This studentship/position will start in January 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible. Note that this studentship/position has a different deadline - 28 November, 2019 - by which both the application for PhD study and the application for employment must be received. Indicative projects for the studentship portion of this post are below - please contact the named supervisor to discuss preparing a proposal. 

Applicants for this studentship must also apply for the .50fte EEG Technician position, which will be posted on 1st November 2019 and close on 28th November 2019. See the vacancy for further details.

Inquiries regarding the structure of this project (PhD + Employment contract) should be directed to Dr. Natalie Wyer.



A Neuroeconomic map of the brain's valuation centres

Dr Tom Sambrook

Understanding Human Brain Dynamics: Statistical Machine Learning for EEG Analysis

Prof Will Penny


To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: - tel: (01603) 591709. 

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