Applications for 2023 are now open!

Our application system is open and will close at 23.59 on Monday 16th January 2023.  SWWDTP offers two types of studentships: Student-led awards and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA).

More about studentship types and benefits

 

Student-led awards

Forty Student-led awards are available this year.

Student-Led award application assessment timeline

  • Applications open: 00.01 Monday 21 November 2022
  • Applications close: 23.59 on Monday 16 January 2023
  • Notification of successful awards: Friday, 31 March 2023

Application assessment process summary

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.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA)

Nine Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available this year.

CDA application assessment timeline

  • Applications open: 00.01 Monday 21 November 2022
  • Applications close: 23.59 on Monday 16 January 2023
  • Applicant interviews: over February 2023
  • Deadline for revised application if selected: Wednesday 8 March 2023
  • Notification of successful awards: Friday, 31 March 2023

Application assessment process summary

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.

SWW DTP2 guidance for applicants 2022-2023 (PDF, 517kB)

SWW DTP2 application FAQs 2022-2023 (PDF, 444kB)

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