SWWDTP offers two types of studentships: Student-led awards and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA).
Forty Student-led awards are available this year.
After the closing date, each application is reviewed by a panel of subject specialist reviewers independently. The highest scoring applications are then assessed comparatively and ranked by a comprehensive awarding board for final selection.
This is a completely open competition; there are no subject or institution quotas of any kind.
Nine Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available this year.
After the closing date, each application to a project is reviewed by the project’s academic and partner organisation supervisory team independently.
The highest scoring applicants are invited to interview with the supervisory team to discuss the applicant’s proposed shape of the project. The successful CDA applicant will then have an opportunity to revise their proposal in light of the interview discussion prior to the ranking by the comprehensive awarding board.