SWWDTP offers two types of studentships: Student-led awards and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA).

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More about studentship types and benefits

Student-led awards

Twenty-five Student-led awards are available this year.

Student-Led award application assessment timeline

  • Applications open: 00.01 Monday 27 November 2023
  • Applications close: 23.59 Monday 22 January 2024
  • Notification of successful awards: Friday 26 April 2024

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)

Three Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available this year.

CDA application assessment timeline

  • Applications open: 00.01 Monday 27 November 2023
  • Applications close: 23.59 Monday 22 January 2024
  • Applicant interviews: over February 2024
  • Deadline for revised application if selected: Monday 04 March 2024
  • Notification of successful awards: Friday 26 April 2024

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.

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