Some Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) have been given a specified number of awards in Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM).

The Advanced Quantitative Methods enhanced stipend is intended to encourage students to undertake AQM training and to apply this in their PhD research and beyond. This training is expected to be at a level over and above the basic generic and subject-specific methods requirements.

The AQM enhanced stipend is only available during the Doctoral (+3) programme and will not be paid during any Master's training.

Our DTCs decide which of their students receive an enhanced stipend. If you wish to apply or have any queries you should speak to the DTC contact at your research organisation.

What you will receive

  • Successful candidates will receive a minimum of £3,000 per year above the ESRC standard studentship stipend.
  • The Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) for AQM award holders will increase from the standard rate of £750 per year to £1,000 per year. This is to support the cost of training in Advanced Quantitative Methods.

Reporting requirements

If you receive an Advanced Quantitative Methods enhanced stipend you must complete an end of award report at the end of your award.

Please send your completed form to