Director's Welcome

David Mills - Grand Union DTP Director


A warm welcome to our Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership, bringing together Oxford, Open and Brunel University London. Working with my associate directors Professor Steve Pile (OU) and Professor Louise Mansfield (Brunel), we are proud of the collaboration we have built and the opportunities it offers our ESRC-funded scholars.

Getting an ESRC scholarship is a great first step for an early-career researcher. The scholarship funds internship opportunities, institutional visits and research networking. We want our scholars to gain professional skills and prepare for a range of future careers.

Our partnership aims to widen access to postgraduate research. Our scholars have strong academic profiles, but many also have excelled in a diverse range of professional and policy settings.

If you have been awarded an ESRC scholarship, many congratulations. If you are thinking of applying, use this site to find out more. If you have other questions, please just get in touch:


David Mills, Director of the Grand Union DTP, Department of Education, University of Oxford

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