The SWDTP studentship also offers a range of additional funding to support activities, including:
- overseas fieldwork
- overseas institutional visits
- language training
You'll benefit from access to opportunities such as placements, enhanced training, conference support and other events too.
As an SWDTP-funded student, you’ll also have the opportunity to integrate professional placements, overseas institutional visits, overseas fieldwork, and difficult language training as part of your PhD programme.
This will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and/or travel to another country to collaborate with and learn from leading international scholars in your field.
For example, you may want to conduct fieldwork overseas, but don’t have the language skills or funding to support the research. The SWDTP provides funding to support both.
These opportunities are ideal if you want to conduct research that is collaborative, impactful, and with global significance.
Networking and collaboration
The SWDTP offers a wealth of opportunities for higher level research training, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. Through membership of the SWDTP, you’ll have access to all of the ESRC’s regional and national levels training events.
The SWDTP also provides funding to support student-led initiatives, including training events, and activities to support collaboration, networking, and impact.