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The ESRC sets out residency requirements for the award of DTP studentships. For more details see the eligibility page and Am I eligible for an ESRC studentship? on the ESRC website. 

No. ESRC funding is only offered to students wishing to undertake a Master’s programme who will continue immediately to DPhil/PhD study upon completion of the Masters programme.

No. The funding cannot be awarded to Masters or PhD students who have already started their course. An application must be submitted alongside your University application for consideration.

However, if you are a current Masters level student you can submit a Grand Union DTP application with your PhD application to be considered for funding for this portion of your studies. 

You can find more details about applying here. 

This will depend on the material covered in the Masters qualification, however generally you will have undertaken training in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. To find out more, contact the pathway lead (use the contact details information on the pathway pages), providing the details of the Masters programme (including the titles of any/all modules or units studied). The pathway lead, informed by their knowledge of their own pathway, may then be able to determine whether the ESRC 2015 training guidelines have been met.

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If you intend to make use of quantitative methodology that is considered advance for your field, then you should complete the AQM section on the Grand Union DTP Application Form. These details and your research proposal will be reviewed by your pathway. If you are selected for nomination for an award and it is felt that your research will use a suitable level of advanced quantitative methods, they will highlight this on their nomination form. 

If your application for ESRC funding is successful, you will receive an offer letter from the DTP from early April. Further offers will be made as reserve places become available.

Due to the volume of applications received, unsuccessful applicants will not be notified on the outcome of their application by the DTP.

It isn't possible to hold two awards concurrently for the same purpose, so if you receive separate funding then your DTP award would normally be adjusted accordingly. 

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Further information will be available from the department that offers the course of study to which you are applying. In addition, you can send any queries that you may have to granduniondtp@socsci.ox.ac.uk.