Additional Studentships 2017

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The Wales Doctoral Training Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been allocated a further three* fully-funded studentships for doctoral projects aligned with the Westminster government’s Industrial Strategy.  These are available as either 3 or 4 year full-time awards (or part-time equivalent), and can be located in any of the twenty pathways in the DTP.

It is essential that you discuss any potential application with the relevant pathway convenor or with DTP director Professor David James via  Given the timing of this opportunity, pathway convenors are likely to require applications by 2 June 2017.  Applications must include the following elements:

  • a covering letter of up to two pages
  • details of academic/professional qualifications
  • the names of two academic referees
  • a cv (two pages maximum)
  • a research proposal of up to 1000 words (plus references)

* Depending on the strength of applications and nominations and the responses from other DTPs in the UK, we may be in a position to award a fourth studentship.

Wales DTP Website Updates Wednesday 26 April


We will be carrying out some updates to our website on Wednesday 26 April. These will primarily affect logging in (for example to make a booking for one of our events, or to update a profile) although the whole website may be down briefly between 9am – 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We will have things back to normal as soon as possible.

New Wales DTP Internship with the Welsh Local Government Association

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This is an exciting opportunity to work on a research project in the Welsh Local Government Association on a four-month internship.

Deadline: Friday 24 Mar 2017

The Welsh Local Government Association wants to investigate the use of a wide range of early intervention and preventative services by Welsh local authorities. The internship holder will complete a project looking at the variety of current practices and their strengths and weaknesses, producing a practical, evidence-based report, for publication by the Association, which can be utilised by local authorities and partner organisations.

The four month internship can commence any time in the period between mid-April 2017 and July 2017. Download further details are here (PDF, 21KB). The deadline is at midday.

To find out more about internship opportunities, see our internship page.

WISERD Winners

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Wales’ largest social science conference took place at the new Bay Campus at Swansea University last week.

The seventh annual WISERD conference brought together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists with over 70 papers being presented this year. The Wales DTC sponsored two competitions. Continue reading