Comparative Economics Webinar


An exciting opportunity has come up for DTP students to attend a number of webinars scheduled throughout May and June, covering relevant topics across the Social Sciences and sponsored by the ESRC Incubator Fund. The webinar series will feature a different speaker each week with opportunity for Q&A. Visit here for additional details on the programme. 

Oxford Development Talks


The Department of International Development has organised a series called the 'Oxford Development Talks' to showcase the best of Oxford thinking on international development and to make it accessible to a wider general public. The talks will take a variety of forms, from lectures to interviews, and will take key ideas from research and explain them in an accessible way. All the talks will be live on Zoom at regular points during Trinity Term 2020. Please visit here for full programme details and access to register. 

UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme


Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organisation that has designed and delivered research and training programmes in Canada for 20 years, this is an exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Up to 200 UK doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to develop into global citizens, with international competencies, during 12-week research placements in Canadian universities; a similar number of Canadian students will visit UK universities.

The second call for applications to the scheme is now live on the UKRI webpage with a closing date of 9 June 2020. Further information about the scheme can be found on the UKRI webpage along with the following Coronavirus guidance, which we’d like to bring to your attention:

Coronavirus – update March 2020

UK Research and Innovation is fully aware that in the current climate a call for international exchange of students is logistically challenging. However, in the meantime it is important to maintain the aspiration of the programme and therefore we continue to encourage students to consider this call, and the opportunity within the full bounds of the call timeline. The earliest possible start date for placements funded through this call is October 2020, and grants will be awarded as 12-month research grants to maximise flexibility in when the placement is taken. Therefore, a placement before the end of September 2021 remains a possibility. UKRI will keep this situation under review as the global response to COVID-19 develops and maintain flexibility accordingly.

Digital Futures at Work (Digit) Research Centre Innovation Fund - call open

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The Digital Futures at Work (Digit) research centre have just launched an Innovation Fund, offering applicants grants for projects around how digital technologies are transforming work.

Ideas for projects should align with the Digit research objectives and can relate to how digital technologies are transforming work at any stage of the policy process from inception to impact, at any level from the global to the local (though must be directly applicable to the UK) and in any setting, for businesses, unions, governments and/or NGOs and the voluntary sector.

Please find all information here:

Application closing date: Monday 15 June 2020

Grand Union DTP - Placement Opportunities


There are a number of placement and internship opportunities currently available to DTP students. Please visit our Current Placement Opportunities page to view the various internal placement schemes, application details, and relevant deadlines.

PhD Innovation Placements

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Want to make a difference by working on today’s global challenges? Interested in getting work experience in the fields of green growth, automation, healthy aging, artificial intelligence, new models of education and many more? A PhD Innovation Placement could help with employability and give you the soft skills and networks for potential future collaborations. The call for applications is now open through March 2020; visit here for more information.  

ESRC New Investigator Grants - call open

The Economic and Social Research Council

The ESRC is pleased to invite proposals for the New Investigator Grants. The scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. The call is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation. Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded. Visit the ESRC's website for more information.