Funding available to study at ISER

ISER is offering eight opportunities for postgraduates to undertake their research degrees at ISER with funding support from the Economic and Social Research Council.

ESRC 1+3 studentships are available in Economics (4 places) and Applied Social and Economic Research (4 places). Students can opt to study for a Masters Degree followed by a PhD or go straight into their PhD.

Professor John Ermisch, Graduate Director for ISER, said:

“We are seeking top quality candidates with outstanding qualifications and commitment to come to ISER and to study with some of the most internationally renowned academics in the field of Longitudinal Research. ISER provides an intellectually rigorous and stimulating environment, backed up by an established infrastructure that guarantees first-rate supervision and support.”

Funding is available through the ESRC’s 1+3 Studentships Awards which are available to applicants who meet EU/UK residential criteria. The studentships cover the UK/EU fees plus a living stipend and a further £750 training grant, p.a. for the duration of the award. The stipend will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils (for 2009/10, the full-time stipend level was £13,290 p.a). An additional living stipend of approximately £3,000 p.a. is available for students undertaking advanced quantitative training.

Check out ISER’s new look Study web pages for all the information you need. Start date is October 2010 but the deadline to apply is March 1.


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