All ESRC-funded studentships are calculated on the following basis, subject to meeting the full residential eligibility conditions and depending on the type of award allocated:

  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Standard maintenance grant £13,590 £13,726 £13,863 £14,057 £14,296 £14,553 £14,777 £15,009
Fees £3,828 £3,900 £3,996 £4,052 £4,121 £4,195 £4,260 £4,327
Research Training Support Grant £750 £750 £750 £750 £750 £750 £750 £750
Overseas fieldwork support £450 £450 £450 £450 £450 £450 £450 £450

Research Training Support Grants and Overseas Fieldwork support

The total amount of funding we provide to each Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for the Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) and Overseas Fieldwork (OSFW) is based on a fixed amount per student per year.

We encourage DTPs and CDTs to consider the total RTSG and OSFW payments as a pot from which to allocate funds. This will be based on student needs and priorities, as well as on DTP/CDT strategy and the opportunities for efficiencies provided through economies of scale. We expect that this will secure more, rather than less, funding for individual students.

It is the DTP’s/CDT’s responsibility to ensure that funds are used responsibly, and they should ensure a process is in place for managing RTSGs and OSFWs that is responsive to the needs of their students. Students should discuss their needs with their DTP/CDT early in their funding.