Walking with Women: Exploring Hidden Homelessness

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The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and the Department of Education are awarding a collaborative doctoral studentship, in partnership with Human Story Theatre. This doctoral research will make use of a range of participatory arts-based methods to study the lives of homeless women (or other highly marginalised groups at risk of becoming homeless, such as people with care experience), exploring the relationship between their experiences in education, broadly defined, and their lives today. The PhD studentship will be co-funded by the Derrill Allatt Foundation and the ESRC Grand Union DTP for three years from October 2020 and will be based in the Department of Education and Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. Visit here for full details on this project and how to apply. 

Securing an Internship as a Postgraduate Student

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Looking to learn more about the internships process as a student? Career Services at the University of Oxford will be hosting this talk, which is designed to help Master and DPhil students identify and apply for internship opportunities; either related to their academic interests, or in a different field. Visit our Events page for more information. 

Working as a self-employed consultant while researching

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The Social Sciences Researcher Development Team is hosting this workshop run by the Oxford University Innovation Ltd., which will explore the benefits and options of consultancy as academics in the social sciences. Visit here to learn more as well as to see additional opportunities offered by the Research Development Team.

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.  

'Doctoral Davos' Collaboration Fair

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All DTP students currently enrolled on the doctorate are invited to attend Doctoral Davos. This one-day conference aims to connect and match  students working across the social sciences with non-academic collaborators, working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for placements and partnerships. Through a range of panel formats, we will curate a conversation designed to enable students to connect with prospective partners, and for partners to find students whose research and skills can benefit their organisation’s work. Visit our Event page to see further details and book--spaces are limited!

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme - Call Open

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The Grand Union DTP is pleased to invite applications for ESRC-funded postdoctoral Fellowships to commence 1 October 2020. The call is open to applicants who have undertaken a PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC-funded DTP/CDT. Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. Visit here for all further details.

Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellowships at the ULB

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The Philippe WIENER - Maurice ANSPACH Foundation aims at strengthening the relations between the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, mainly through exchange programs involving students, researchers and professors and through the development of common projects.The Foundation awards fellowships to researchers who have obtained their doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge or Oxford and who wish to carry out research at the Université libre de Bruxelles. These fellowships are open to researchers from all fields. Visit their website to learn more about this opportunity. 

ESRC New Investigator Grants - call open

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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. 

The Turing Enrichment Scheme

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The application period for the Turing Enrichment Scheme at the Alan Turing Institute is now open. The Turing Enrichment scheme offers students enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university an opportunity to boost their research project with a placement at the Turing for up to 12 months. Visit here to learn more about this opportunity. The current application deadline is 21 January 2020


Grand Union DTP - Internal 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.

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