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ESRC NINE DTP: Delivering doctoral training in the social sciences

Northumbria University is proud to be part of the Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) for social sciences funded by the ESRC. This DTP will focus on the provision of exceptional PG social sciences training. The new NINE DTP is an exciting collaboration with six other universities: Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Teesside, Queen’s Belfast and Ulster.

At Northumbria we are offering both Postdoctoral Fellowship and Studentship opportunities, across the following interdisciplinary training pathways:

Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health: Health, Wellbeing & Society

Our 'Health, Wellbeing and Society' pathway is multidisciplinary and focuses on the impact that health and illness can have on wellbeing in our society. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences spans a wide range of interdisciplinary health research related to social science (including health economics, medical sociology, social gerontology, public health, social work, nursing and education). Northumbria University moved to the top quartile in the UK for its research power in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, with more than 80% of its research activity rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. We welcome proposals from candidates with a strong commitment to furthering social sciences research applied to health and wellbeing.

For further details, please contact Dr Katie Brittain.

Department of Social Sciences and Languages: Media & Society

Information will be available soon.

For further details please contact Professor Simon Winlow.


NINE Postdoctoral Fellowships

Take the next step towards a career in research.

For more details please visit the NINE DTP Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 17 January 2020

Deadline for full Application: 23 March 2020


How to apply

The deadline for expressions of interest (2-page proposal and CV) for the 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

For the Health, Wellbeing and Society Pathway (Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health) please submit your expression of interest to Dr. Brittain.

For the Media and Society Pathway (Department of Social Sciences and Languages) please submit your expression of interest to Professor Simon Winlow.

Further information and an application form can be found here.


NINE Studentships

Consider a more collaborative approach to your research.

For more details please visit the NINE DTP Studentships webpage.

How to apply: application deadline - 17 January 2020

Candidates wishing to apply for a studentship must complete Northumbria's online postgraduate application form and submit that to the University by 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020. Please quote the reference number NINE DTP20 on your application form in the specified field.

Candidates must also submit a research proposal with their main application form. This should not be longer than 2,000 words in length (including footnotes but excluding bibliography). If a proposal exceeds this maximum length of 2,000 words it will not be considered. Candidates must provide / attach the following additional paperwork to their online application forms:

  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Two references
  • Full transcripts of previous qualifications obtained to date
  • NINE DTP requires your consent for us to process your data. A signed copy of the form should be submitted either with your university application, or directly to your supervisor.

For more information on the wider project, please visit the NINE DTP website.

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