White Rose ESRC Networks 2015

ESRC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • These awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award (paying fees and maintenance at standard Research Council rates). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award.
  • For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must hold at least a UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full research training requirements. 

Studentships available in the following areas:

Title of network: Big Data and Food Safety Network

Academic Lead: Dr Farida Vis, f.vis@sheffield.ac.uk, University of Sheffield

Partners: Food Standards Agency (public sector), Pulsar (private sector)

Three fully funded ESRC studentships available now: 

Studentship topic 1: Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures.  Supervisors: Dr Farida Vis, Faculty Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield and Dr Nick Emmel, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Based at University of Sheffield. 

Studentship topic 2: Spatial Data Analytics for Food Safety.  Supervisors: Professor Mark Birkin, Department of Geography, University of Leeds and Dr Simon Parker, Department of Politics, University of York – NOW FILLED

Based at University of Leeds. 

Studentship topic 3: Food Fraud and Big Social Data; Understanding Consumer Perceptions towards Food Fraud and Retailer and Food Standards Agency Responses.  Supervisors: Professor Bob Doherty, Management School, University of York and Professor Peter Jackson, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. Expert Advisor: Dr Mike Tse, Management School, University of York.

Based at University of York.


Title of network: Understanding and enhancing reading and language skills in children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Academic Lead: Anna Weighall, a.r.weighall@leeds.ac.uk, Department of Psychology, University of Leeds

Partners: Born in Bradford (BiB)

Three fully funded ESRC studentships available now: 

Studentship topic 1: The emerging development of lexical representations in children with English as an additional language and their monolingual peers.  Supervisors: Anna Weighall, Department of Psychology, University of Leeds and Emma Marsden, School of Education, University of York

Based at University of Leeds. 

Studentship topic 2: Reading Comprehension Skills in EAL Children, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, School of Education, University of York and Jenny Thompson, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield – NOW FILLED

Based at University of York 

Studentship topic 3: Supporting oral language and reading comprehension skills in children with EAL. Supervisors: Silke Fricke, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield and Hannah Nash, Department of Psychology, University of Leeds – NOW FILLED

Based at University of Sheffield.


 Title of network: EU Citizenship and Freedom of Movement: Investigating Multi-Level Citizenship

Academic Lead: Owen Parker, o.parker@sheffield.ac.uk, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

Partners: AIRE/CAB/MY/CEPS/MPI

Three fully funded ESRC studentships available now: 

Studentship topic 1: EU Citizenship and Models of Welfare Capitalism. Supervisors: Owen Parker, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Peter Dwyer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York   NOW FILLED

Based at University of Sheffield.

Studentship topic 2: EU Citizenship and Euroscepticismin the UK. Supervisors: Charlotte O’Brien, Law School, University of York, and Simon Lightfoot, Department of Politics, University of Leeds – NOW FILLED

Based at University of York 

Studentship topic 3: EU Citizenship and Everyday Experiences of the Vulnerable. Supervisors: Deirdre Conlon, Department of Geography, University of Leeds and Majella Kilkey, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield – NOW FILLED

Based at University of Leeds.


In each case, please contact the academic lead for further information.