CAM-Doctoral Training Partnership

A New Regional Partnership for Social Science Researchers


The CAM Doctoral Training Partnership [DTP] is a consortium between Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC].

Our collective environment of excellent research and impact is an ideal complement for the interdisciplinary training of diverse social scientists. CAM-DTP PhD students will join a hub for regional change addressing key societal challenges and we are keen to attract talented doctoral researchers from a wide range of backgrounds.  

CAM-DTP includes two additional Network Universities (University of Bedfordshire, University of Suffolk) who will increase their involvement in the DTP throughout the funding.

From October 2024 CAM-DTP will support 32 talented doctoral students each year to undertake social science PhDs at both the University of Cambridge (UoC) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). 

This video by the CAM-DTP Director, Prof Michelle Ellefson gives an overview to the ESRC-funded PhD studentship and explains:

  • what the ESRC is;
  • who the CAM-DTP is and how it supports ESRC-funded PhD students;
  • how ESRC-funded PhD studentships work; and
  • what information is needed for candidate nominations for ESRC funding.

Current Studentship Opportunities