Core/Standard Studentships

Applications for Core (or ‘Standard’) studentships for entry in October 2024 are now open.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest is midnight Sunday 7th January 2024.

Note that not all projects listed will be funded; studentships will be competitively allocated to the best students, with 7 projects receiving funding at each institution (Leeds, Sheffield and York), so 21 studentships in total.

How to apply for Core studentships

Students may apply for up to three projects anywhere in the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Applications will be to the DTP centrally, using an online ‘Expression of Interest’ (EoI). The EoI will include:

  • CV information; not submitted separately
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) data
  • Names of two referees

Deadline for Expressions of Interest is midnight Sunday 7th January 2024.

Click here to go to the Expression of Interest on-line form

What happens next?

After candidates have applied, they will receive confirmation of receipt of their application from the DTP. Candidates will be informed as soon as possible if they have been shortlisted for interview.

Interviews will be held either Friday 2nd and Monday 5th to Friday 9th February, or Monday 19th to Friday 23rd and Monday 26th February 2024.  Interviews will be held at Leeds, Sheffield, York.  The panel will consist of representatives from all 3 Universities.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified of a specific time/date to attend.  Interviews will be held in person.

Paperwork – Please note that, prior to interview, shortlisted candidates must make formal applications to the Graduate School at each institution, supplying the necessary paperwork not already submitted as part of the EoI. Candidates will be advised of the process for this.

Core Studentship Projects

The projects on offer are listed below: