...an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

New ESRC DTP Consortium

Monday 18 May 2015

We are delighted to announce the formation of a new consortium to promote the Social Sciences. This important and exciting new research collaboration extends across eight universities in the South and East of England (University of East Anglia, University of Essex, Goldsmiths University of London, University of Kent, University of Reading, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Surrey and the University of Sussex).

The Consortium has confirmed its first commitment which is to bid for an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.  The Economic and Social Research Council announced in February 2015 that it will be delivering its postgraduate training strategy and studentship funding through a network of approximately 15 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and 5 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) from 2017 onwards.  The ESRC call will be announced in September 2015.

The Consortium will build on the achievements of current ESRC Doctoral Training Centres in the region and unite partners who have had previous success working together as part of a number of existing academic collaborations and formal partnerships, including the ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre, NERC EnvEast Doctoral Training Partnership and the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and TECHNE).

The first meeting of the Consortium was held in London on 20th March 2015 at which the proposed vision for the collaboration was set out as a strong and collegial partnership at the forefront of disciplinary and interdisciplinary development and recognised internationally for the strength of its social science research and training.

We look forward to working in partnership with academic staff and postgraduate researchers from across the Consortium to develop this shared vision and to enhance the future research and training environment for the next generation of social scientists.

The University of Surrey representative on the Consortium Steering Group is Prof Chris Fife-Schaw  

Further information about the ESRC DTP and CDT commissioning process  

What will happen to the South East Doctoral Training Centre?
SEDTC will run in its present format for the time being and current SEDTC students will continue to be fully supported by the ESRC and SEDTC.  We will be recruiting another Cohort to start in October 2016.  Students will be updated on any changes as and when they become effective.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please email studentships@southeastdtc.ac.uk