The South Coast DTP is currently accepting project specific funding applications.  The funded projects currently being advertised are listed below.  Please click on the relevant topic for further information:


ESRC Industrial Strategy Projects (Deadline not set – advertisements may be withdrawn if a suitable candidate is identified)

– Flexible careers? New skills acquisitions over the life course (Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology) (Southampton)
– Place-based Industrial Strategy in Low-Growth Local Economies (Geography) (Southampton)
– The Datafication of Cycling (Brighton)
– Small Businesses, Place and Industrial Success (Geography) (Southampton)


Other Funded Projects (application deadline – 28th June 2017)

– Modelling regional variations in diet in the UK (Geography) (Southampton)
– The effects of generic entry on prescription patterns and their effects on patients’ outcome (Economics) (Southampton)
– Is caring good for your health? (Gerontology) (Southampton)
– Exploring Climate Change Impacts on Agroforestry Livelihoods in Tanzania (Geography) (Southampton)
– Deprivation, Exclusion and Public Engagement on the South Coast of England (Politics and International Relations) (Southampton)
– The new political divides in British politics (Politics and International Relations) (Southampton)
– Using geostatistical modelling to explore smoking cessation in the Global South (Geography) (Southampton)
– A framework for estimating the quality of official statistics from administrative data (Social Statistics & Demography) (Southampton)
– Bayesian methods in Official Statistics (Social Statistics & Demography) (Southampton)
– Online surveys and mobile device use in a digital age (Social Statistics & Demography) (Southampton)
– Carers and loneliness in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (Gerontology) (Southampton)
– Unintended consequences of policies for supporting entrepreneurship in the UK (Brighton)
– Peer Support and Caring Relationships in Dementia (Brighton)
– Social and cultural exclusion in seaside gentrification on the South Coast of England (Brighton)


Residential eligibility of students has been relaxed in this call. We are therefore able to award a limited number of studentships to non-UK students from all disciplines.


We fund students undertaking Masters + PhD programmes (1+3 funding) and stand alone PhD programmes (+3 funding).
In addition to covering the cost of all programme fees, those in receipt of a South Coast DTP studentship award will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £14,553  (2017/18 RCUK rate).  South Coast DTP PhD students will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant for things such as carrying out fieldwork within the UK, purchasing essential equipment and attending relevant conferences.
There are also funds available for students to carry out Overseas Institutional visits, Internships,  Further details of these can be found on the Additional Funding Opportunities page.

Additional Funding Opportunities

In addition to standard studentship payments, members of the South Coast DTP are able to apply to the following schemes for additional funds through the course of their studies: Overseas Institutional Visits – Provides students with a funded extension and additional funding for travel and subsistence, to spend a maximum of 12 weeks at an …

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Funding Eligibility

Academic Qualifications For all studentships, students must have qualifications of the standard of a good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted. …

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