ESRC Training Bursaries

Each year ESRC provides 50 bursaries for up to £1,000 each to enable staff in the UK social science community engaged in research, teaching research methods or supervising research to update their research skills. Those training courses must not be provided at the own institution. Contract researchers working in HEIs are also eligible for the bursaries.

I have obtained a number of bursaries from this source. It is not a complicated process to apply. Quite simple and straightforward. Search for suitable courses for your own need on NCRM Training and Events website. Then go to ESRC Training Bursaries website to fill in a short form.

Good luck.

2 Responses to “ESRC Training Bursaries”

  1. Kathryn McDonald

    I was interested in applying for this but I spotted a line saying that ‘Masters or PhD students are not eligible; this scheme cannot be used to fund Masters or Doctoral studies’. Do you know of any other schemes which do accept PhD students?
    Many thanks

    • Hong

      Hi Kathy, I don’t really know. Have you tried the Leverhulme website?

      Anyway, with all ESRC training events, students have special rate, often just a third of academic one, and a tenth of practitioner’s rate. When I was PhD student, I worked for my school as well, so I sought support for courses that I thought useful for my career from the school. I got it most of the times :-).

      Good luck.