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 for 2018-19 the deadlines are:

  • 31 January 2019
  • 30 April 2019
  • 31 July 2019

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.

Placements and Internships Guidance 2018-19

GUDTP Additional Funding Application Form

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