WRDTP ESRC Collaborative awards (13 awards, 100% funded)
The WRDTP Collaborative Awards Scheme aims to ensure that at least 30% of studentships are linked to partners in the private, public or third sectors. These links do not have to involve funding and could be internships, placements or other forms of meaningful collaboration.
This means that our 13 Collaborative Awards which we have made available for competitive bids from departments do not need to have secured financial support from an external body, but must at least show strong evidence of a real partnership with that body. Nevertheless, we expect that the project partner will meet any travel, subsistence and accommodation costs incurred by the student associated with visits made to the non-academic organisation.
Applications that include additional financial support will be especially welcomed.
Please note: Only ONE proposal can be submitted by the Principal Supervisor.
It is expected that within supervision teams, there will be at least one academic member of staff who has prior experience of supervision of PhD students to successful completion. Therefore, where an academic staff member has not yet successfully supervised a PhD student to completion, they should be paired with a more experienced member of the supervision team who has successfully supervised PhD students to completion. Colleagues are advised to also consult their University for any additional local requirements in terms of supervision arrangements.
Process and timeframe
We are inviting academic units to develop project proposals to the Collaborative Award competition 2019/20.
The following table summarises the process timelines:
|1.||July 2018||DTP Office||DTP announces 2019/20 Studentship Competition
|2.||17 October 2018||Academic colleagues||Development Workshop* for new Collaborative and Network Award proposals (see workshop timing below)
|3.||12:00hrs, 7 December 2018||Units of Delivery (Depts/Schools)||Deadline for Proposal Forms to be completed
|4.||16 January 2019||Academic Quality Committee||Academic Quality Committee Moderation Panel meets|
|5.||w/c 23 January 2019||DTP Office||Collaborative and Network Awards announced|
|6.||Date tbc||Academic colleagues||Successful Collaborative/Network Award holders set own local deadline and advertise studentships, shortlist and interview
|7.||12:00hrs, 12 April 2019||Scholarship/Administrative Officers||DTP student Nomination Forms and Application Packs completed/submitted to DTP Office for quality assurance checking and assessment
|8.||End of April 2019 or asap after that date
|Scholarship/Administrative Officers||Applicants notified of result|
*Development Workshop for new Collaborative and Network Award proposals
Academic colleagues who are interested in developing a proposal for the Network and/or Collaborative Awards competitions and are invited to view the below presentation slides from the workshop:
Applicants must complete the:
White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Collaborative Awards 2019/20 – Proposal Form.
The Form requires the following 2 File Uploads.
- A letter from the partner indicating their support for the collaboration (Section 2)
- WRDTP Collaborative Award Project Details Upload template (Section 3)
Additional guidance is available below:
Please note that the online Proposal Form should be completed in one sitting, therefore it is recommended that you download the Guidance document below as a WORD document (to do this click File – Download As – Microsoft Word (doc x)) should you wish to prepare your application in advance.
Proposals will be assessed by the WRDTP Academic Quality Committee using the following criteria:
- Collaborative excellence: the extent and nature of interaction with the non-academic partner organisation
- Project excellence: significance, originality, how this will contribute to knowledge
- Pathway excellence: fit with, and development of, pathway research strategy
- Supervisor Excellence: the suitability and experience of the supervisory team
- Training excellence: the appropriateness and quality of the training provided
See also: ESRC Postgraduate Collaboration
If you have any queries contact Charlotte Massarella, WRDTP Administration, Training & Scholarships Officer, at email@example.com or telephone 0114 222 7132.