Cross-Research Council studentships available

The application deadline for these studentships has now been reached.

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary cross-Research Council PhD project.  The below advertised projects will feature both BBSRC and ESRC research, combining bioscience with social science.

This SWBio DTP studentship is fully-funded for 4 years, subject to meeting the academic and residence criteria, and will be commencing in September 2018.  As this studentship will be part-funded by the ESRC, you will also have access to training opportunities that are part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) programme.  To support the ESRC component of your project, you will be required to undertake some qualitative training in your first year and attend the annual SWDTP Conference throughout your PhD.

Projects available

Each project will have a main supervisor whose research sits within the BBSRC remit and a second supervisor whose research sits within the ESRC remit.

Project title Main supervisor Host institution Keywords
Developing “crowd sourcing” and “gamification” strategies to accelerate analysis, interpretation and generation of added value from biological Big Data Prof Rafael E. Carazo Salas University of Bristol Biological Big Data, community resource, crowd sourcing, gamification, community societal engagement
Emotion and reward: development of a translational method to study reward deficits in mood disorders Prof Emma Robinson University of Bristol Reward processing, mental health, Neuroscience, Psychology
Executive control and investment decisions: an ecological perspective on planning for the future Dr Lisa Leaver University of Exeter Psychology, Economics, temporal discounting, executive Control, decision Making
Investigating the effects of fatigue on sensorimotor control across the lifespan Prof Andrew Jones University of Exeter

These projects have a BBSRC-steer with an ESRC component, however, there are also ESRC-steered projects with a BBSRC component available as part of the ESRC SWDTP.  Further information >> 

Selection process

Further information about the two-stage selection process and interview >>

The SWBio DTP interview day for these joint-funded studentships will be taking place on Thursday 22nd March at the University of Bristol.  The interview panel will consist of academics across the partnership with research backgrounds that encompass BBSRC and ESRC remits.    If you are successful and invited to interview, you must be available to attend this DTP interview day.