Applications for 2019-20 SeNSS studentships are now open Applications for 2019-20 SeNSS studentships are now open

Applications are now open for 2019/20 entry for full and part-time +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters and PhD) ESRC funded studentships. Deadline: Sunday 20 January 2019.
 

For queries related to SeNSS please contact the PGR Service via senss.dtp@uea.ac.uk

ALL APPLICANTS

Eligibility

Academic eligibility:

•For 1+3 awards you must have qualifications or experience equal to a first or upper second class honours degree or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience;

•For +3 awards you must have qualifications or experience equal to a Master’s degree at distinction or merit or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience.

For 2019 entry we now have the option to award +3.5 or +3.25 awards, in which the extra 6 or 3 months of funding is designed to allow students to take modules that bring their past training up to the level and spread required by the ESRC. For further information please see here.

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal.

Residential eligibility:

SeNSS studentships are only open to candidates who meet the residency requirements outlined in the ESRC Studentship Eligibility criteria.

International candidates may be considered for funding in the Economics Pathway only.
 

Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) studentship

Applications are invited for an AQM steered studentship, which is offered as part of the current SeNSS-studentship competition. AQM-steered means the use of advanced quantitative methods, and/or use of large datasets, and/or use of big data methods and associated innovative analytical methods (more than one may apply).

This studentship is subject to the academic and residential eligibility requirements above, and should be applied for through the standard application process. Further details available here.

 

HOW TO APPLY

STAGE 1 APPLICATION TO UEA / SUPERVISOR CONSIDERATION

Prospective students

The first step for all candidates is to approach their prospective academic school and PhD supervisor.

If you wish to apply for a SeNSS studentship you must first apply for a place to study at the University of East Anglia. If you are applying for a 1+3 studentship (Masters plus PhD), you will need to submit an application for both programmes. Please select September/October 2019 as the entry date for both programmes.

Download the guidance notes for September/October 2019 entry here [Updated 5 December 2018]

Current PhD students at UEA

The first step for all candidates is to approach their primary supervisor, whose approval must be sought for the application for SeNSS studentship funding.

Download guidance notes here for current UEA PhD students on applying for a 2019/20 SeNSS studentship.
 

STAGE 2 APPLICATION FOR A SENSS STUDENTSHIP

If selected to apply for a SeNSS studentship, we will email you the link and access code for the SeNSS online application.  Please then complete the application form, including the Equal Opportunity form and Personal Details form, and submit it online (with your transcripts).

SeNSS FluidReview application form IMPORTANT: this copy is provided for information purposes only. Paper applications will not be accepted. All applications must be made online via the FluidReview application platform.

You will also need a statement from your primary supervisor and two references which your supervisor and referees will need to add to your application.  If these are not included you will not be able to submit your application.

If you are applying for a studentship with a collaborative element please use the following template for the letter of support:
Template - Letter of Support for Studentship with Collaborative Element

 

Further information

  • For queries related to applying for a research degree at UEA please contact pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk   telephone +44 (0)1603 591709
  • For queries related to applying for a Master’s degree at UEA please contact pgt.admissions@uea.ac.uk    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515 
  • For queries related to SeNSS please contact the PGR Service via senss.dtp@uea.ac.uk