The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) relies on the support of over 100 members of academic and administrative staff across the constitute Universities. The information on this page provides guidance for staff on various aspects of the DTP, and their role within it.
Standard Studentship Competitions
The 2017/18 Standard Studentship Competition opened in August 2017. The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2018. The Application paperwork can be found on the ‘How to Apply‘ pages. Guidance for Staff involved in the process, including marking criteria, can be found here.
Information about the CASE Competition, which closed on the 11th November, can be found on the ‘Collaboration‘ page.
Recognition of New Programmes
The NWSSDTP lists the programmes eligible for funding on the Pathway pages. If a pathway wishes to add a new programme for recognition, the Institutional Pathway Representative should submit a request to the NWSSDTP Manager in line with the NWSSDTP Programme Recognition Guidelines.
Institutional Pathway Representatives can apply for funding to run pathway events, to benefit both DTP-funded students and the wider disciplinary cohort.
Co-Supervision and Module Exchange
One of the key benefits of the consortium is the opportunity for students to access expertise and training from across the institutions in the NWSSDTP. Students can be supervised across two institutions in the DTP, and can also attend modules (accredited or auditing) offered by the partner institutions. The policy paperwork for these arrangements can be found below.