New Research Partnership To Offer More PGR Opportunities

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Posted on 16 August 2016

Keele University has been successful in its bid to become an accredited partner in the new Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.

“This bid, led by Professor Clare Holdsworth, confirms the University’s research strengths in social science and health and our growth in postgraduate research since 2009” says Professor David Amigoni, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at Keele University.

Following on from a bid submitted to the ESRC in February 2016, the Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester have been successfully accredited as an ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). The consortium builds on the platform provided by the current North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) and will award studentships to six cohorts of Postgraduate Researchers between 2017 and 2022.

The newly formed group is one of a network of 14 ESRC-accredited partnerships across the UK and includes 19 pathways which cover the spectrum of social science disciplines and promote inter-disciplinary opportunities for researchers.

The partnership will be notified in September 2016 regarding the number of studentships it will be able to award each year.