SeNSS offers six ESRC-funded collaborative studentships annually, each linked to a different supervisor-led research project.  The six projects for the 2019/20 academic year will be advertised here in November 2018. 


How do I apply for a SeNSS collaborative studentship?

  1. First, you will need to apply to your chosen university for a PhD place. The deadline for this, regardless of which SeNSS university you apply to, will be sometime in mid to late January 2019.
  2. Second, talk to your chosen university's SeNSS administrative lead about how to access the online SeNSS application form. Please go to the "Contacts" page of this website to find out who you should speak to.
  3. Finally, complete the online SeNSS application form, which includes uploading the transcripts of any degrees you hold, and providing the names of two referees who will be contacted to provide references for you.


How will my SeNSS studentship application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed by the research project's supervisory team and their collaborative partner. If your application of a sufficiently high standard, you will be asked to attend an interview. The interview panel will recommend the best candidate for their award. The SeNSS Management Board will meet in late March 2019 to discuss this award and to formally agree who should receive it.


When will I hear whether my application has been successful?

You will be notified during April 2019 whether you have been awarded a SeNSS student-led studentship.


What research projects have been advertised in the past?

Examples of the collaborative studentships awarded in April 2018 were: 

1. Using new digital media to create young Global Citizens: Evaluation and developing the One Globe Kids ‘simulated contact’ education intervention;

2. Ageing, automatization and the future of skills in the labour market

3. Situation awareness in remote vehicle operators;

4. The Young Interpreter Scheme: Linguistic features of peer-to-peer input and educational experience of participation;

5.  Increasing Access to Psychological Treatments for Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; and,

6. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for emotion regulation (MBCT-ER) for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: Development and preliminary evaluation.


For further questions, please refer to the "Application FAQs" page of this website.