King's ESRC studentships in health policy, effectiveness & evaluation 2013

ESRC Studentships for September 2013 are available at King’s College London, in the thematic area Health Policy, Effectiveness & Evaluation (HPE) (  HPE is part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-<>DTC), and it encompasses three broad pathways:
•         Health System Effectiveness
•         Evidence for Health Policy
•         Health Economics

You can either apply to one or other of these areas, or you can apply with a project that works across them.  You should have very good qualifications and a clear research idea, and to apply, there are a number of steps to follow:

1)      Identify a potential supervisor (discuss your project with admissions tutors, academic staff etc. in the relevant school/department if you don't already have a specific person in mind).

2)      Email the person you have identified, providing detailed information about your background, your qualifications, prior research methods training, and a research proposal.  If after a very careful look, you are unsure about who to contact, please send the material<> writing ‘ESRC Studentship’ in the subject line.

3)      If the person you have contacted encourages you, follow the application procedures outlined at   Check your eligibility very carefully, and confer with your potential supervisor if you’re unclear whether your project qualifies for funding from the ESRC (see<> )

4)      As well as writing your studentship application – the ‘Case for Support’ – you need to apply for an ordinary/non-funded doctoral place through the online admissions portal:  You’ll need to include a research proposal in the ordinary application, but do note the difference between this and the Studentship Case for Support.  The CfS form asks specific questions and you can’t use more than 2 sides of A4.

5)      The closing data for the ESRC Studentship applications is Friday 1 February 2013, 17.00hrs.  If you’re encouraged to apply, start working on the forms well before this deadline. You will also need to contact your referees well in advance, to ensure that they have submitted their references by the deadline.

For enquiries related to applications in the area of maternal and reproductive health, please<>
For general queries related to studentships and doctoral places, please see the KCL graduate school website:
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