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: closed.

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


UEA Alumni Scholarship



MRes Social Science Research Methods



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