Applications for 2020-21 SeNSS studentships are now open Applications for 2020-21 SeNSS studentships are now open


The deadline for these studentships has now passed. Further such opportunities will be advertised here in the autumn of 2020.

A number of other funded and self-funded PhD projects are offered throughout the academic year. 

We welcome applications from students with their own funding all year - please enquire for more information.

SeNSS Collaborative studentship

We are delighted to be have been able to advertise a fully funded collaborative studentship in the field of integrity education:

Global integrity education – a behavioural approach

Primary supervisor: Dr Oana Borcan

Department: School of Economics and Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Economics, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Application deadline: 20 January 2020


Three studentship projects have been shortlisted for advertising, and are in competition for, the joint ESRC-NERC studentship, offered annually through a unique collaboration between the SeNSS ESRC DTP and the ARIES NERC DTP. These studentships offer applicants a rare opportunity to undertake PhD research and training across the social and natural sciences, and to benefit from the fantastic training and networking opportunities of two Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Supervisors will select candidates for interview by the joint SeNSS-ARIES panel; the top-ranked candidate from across the three projects will be awarded the studentship.

Two of the three projects advertised in 2020 were led by UEA:

Building resilience in coastal governance: ethics and justice in responsible innovation

Primary supervisor: Dr Johanna Forster
Departments: Schools of International Development and Environmental Sciences; Tyndall Centre; 3S research group; collaborating partner: North Norfolk District Council

Application deadline: 20 January 2020

A history of the future: Integrated Assessment Models and the evolution of climate change science and policy

Primary supervisor: Dr Martin Mahony
Department: School of Environmental Sciences (3S research group and Tyndall Centre)

Application deadline: 20 January 2020

Applications and enquiries

Full details of the application process can be found on the SeNSS website.

General enquiries should be sent to