This guidance is for ESRC-funded students.

Advice and guidance

We have an established network of contacts which all ESRC students can use to get advice and guidance relating to their studentship award. You can also find full details of the terms and conditions for your award in our Postgraduate Funding Guide.

If your studentship was awarded through one of our Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), please use the following contact list:

If your studentship started before October 2011, please use the following contact list:

Training and other opportunities

In addition to our studentship awards, there are additional funding and other opportunities for training and development that you may be eligible for.

Advanced Quantitative Methods award holders

If you receive the Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) enhanced stipend you must complete an End of Award report.


We support a range of events, including our annual student conferences and the Festival of Social Science. For a full list of upcoming events, see our events pages.

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