Placement/Internship scheme

The Grand Union DTP offers its ESRC-funded students access to support for undertaking placements or internships of up to 3 months in length with a demonstrable Knowledge Exchange (KE) element. This might involve  conducting research that directly contruibutes to a student's progress or working on a project which makes use of skills gained during the PhD. Placements give students the opportunity to work with a range of organisations and to develop networks, knowledge, and skills. 

Students may also wish to consider the UKRI Policy Internships Scheme which provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations. Details of the scheme, along with the next call for applications can be found on the UKRI website

Two students funded by the Oxford ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) who undertook internships have written case studies outlining how they benefitted from undertaking an internship - please use the links to the left to find out more.

Applications will be reviewed at three points throughout the year, and the application deadlines for 2019-20 will be the following:

  • 29 November 2019
  • 28 February 2020
  • 29 May 2020**

**Due to the implications of COVID-19, the DTP will not be strictly adhering to the May 2020 application deadline and will instead be reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis as they are submitted. We request that students aim to submit their funding application approximately three months prior to the proposed activity but this does not need to be submitted on the set deadline moving forward.**

To apply for funding you must submit an application by the relevant deadline which allows approximately three months before your proposed placement. Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.

Interested in finding a placement ? Visit our Current Placement Opportunities page to see a list of organisations open to applications from DTP students for a variety of positions and research projects. 


Application guidance           Apply here