Research

Applying for funded research opportunities

Details of fully-funded research projects can be found below.

Any partially-funded projects are listed here:

All funded postgraduate research opportunities are linked to specific research topics and funding routes, and are recruited on a competitive basis. New research students join a growing and dynamic research community, allowing students to share experiences, insight and inspiration with fellow researchers. Students benefit from our academic expertise, and support through a strong programme of research training at each stage of their research degree. A summary of each funded route can be found below.

Doctoral Training Alliance

Teesside University is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), a new doctoral training initiative from University Alliance – Britain's universities for cities and regions. The Doctoral Training Alliance, developed by a group of Alliance universities, builds on our research strengths and industry-focused ethos. The training will produce independent, highly- -employable researchers with knowledge, expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas. It is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide initiative of its kind.

The first DTA Applied Biosciences for Health was launched in 2015. The second, in Energy, launched in October 2016. The third, in Social Policy, was launched in October 2017. Teesside University offers fully funded, three-year PhD studentships as part of all three DTA programmes.

When available, Doctoral Training Alliance studentship opportunities are advertised via our webpages

 ESRC (Economic Social Research Council) Funded Scholarships in Social Sciences

Teesside University is part of the NINE (Northern Ireland North-East) DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership) collaboration. Following Teesside’s successful REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission in social policy, the University was invited to be part of a funded partnership between the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Queens University Belfast, Northumbria, Sunderland and Ulster. The NINE DTP provides prospective students with an opportunity to apply for funded PhD study in two potential pathways. The Teesside pathways are sociology, social policy and social work and children, youth and families. If you are looking to apply for a funded PhD in these subject areas we welcome applications until the closing date (January 2018). The opportunity enables you to be part of a community of academic excellence that is helping to shape the global future of social sciences while engaging with the challenges in our local communities.

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For all enquiries please contact Dr Ewan Ingleby at e.ingleby@tees.ac.uk

Fees Only Studentships

These are partially funded research opportunities which are offered on a competitive basis and cover all fees associated with PhD study. The studentships are reviewed and renewed annually subject to suitable progress. Applications are welcome from strong UK, EU and international students. International candidates will be required to obtain the appropriate UK study visa.

When available, studentship opportunities are advertised via our webpages. As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a proposal based on the project they wish to be considered for.

Graduate Tutors

These are salaried positions (£21,220 per annum plus all fees) full-time for four years (2 years fixed term contract with an additional 2 year extension dependent on academic progress). These positions provide a unique opportunity to establish an academic career, combining both a PhD project and an opportunity to gain experience of supporting and contributing to university teaching, mentored by an experienced member of academic staff and working towards fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. These posts are intended to be our internal pathway for developing the next generation of research active academic staff in key areas of the university.

When available, Graduate Tutor vacancies are advertised via our Human Resources vacancies webpages. As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a proposal based on the project they wish to be considered for.

University Research Studentships

These are fully funded research opportunities which are offered on a competitive basis, and which cover all fees associated with PhD study, together with a stipend (currently £15,000 per annum tax free, unless stated otherwise) to cover living expenses for three years. The studentships are reviewed and renewed annually subject to suitable progress. There may be some limited opportunities to undertake some part-time demonstrating or teaching on a paid basis.

Applications are welcome from strong UK, EU and international students. International candidates will be required to obtain the appropriate UK study visa.

When available, studentship opportunities are advertised via our webpages. As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a proposal based on the project they wish to be considered for.

For matters relating to admissions contact:
T: 01642 384438 | E: PGRAdmissions@tees.ac.uk