For Prospective Students

The SeNSS studentship competitions for studentships starting in October 2019 will open shortly. 


SeNSS holds TWO competitions annually for awarding ESRC-funded studentships:

  • the student-led competition, in which applicants come up with their own research proposal, will open in October 2018; and,
  • the collaborative competition, in which applicants apply for one of six studentships linked to research projects created by supervisors, will open in November 2018.


For more information, please click on the "find out about" buttons at the bottom of this page.

Why should I apply for a SeNSS Studentship?

As the holder of a SeNSS Studentship, you will receive training from leading researchers, and will be guided through your studies by excellent supervisors. You will receive training in core research skills, as well as innovative advanced training. Your training will also have a focus on inter-disciplinary research, so that you can engage with researchers across different disciplines.

You will join a cohort of similarly talented fellow students, who will help to provide support and encouragement. As a group, you will form an invaluable network throughout your professional lives. You will have access to our 200+ existing partnerships with external organisations, drawn from – amongst others - government, the public sector, and industry. Through collaborating with these partners, you will be well prepared for a career in either academia or practitioner networks or both, as well as being able to engage across these sectors.