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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences

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ESRC Research Experience Placement (REP) is a six-week residential summer placement scheme provided by the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge

Applications for the 2023 programme are now closed


You can read about the experiences of our 2022 ESRC REP summer interns here:

The Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) will once again be offering Research Experience Placements for talented undergraduate students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, who are thinking about doing a postgraduate course.

As part of the University’s SHARE programme, the DTP has been awarded funding to support current undergraduate students to undertake a summer research experience placement at Cambridge. The Cambridge DTP is proud to be one of five pilot programmes within this new initiative. 

The scheme offers paid summer placements for undergraduate students, during which they will carry out research projects within the broad scope of the social sciences at the Cambridge DTP. 

This scheme is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Research Experience Placements are designed to:

  • Give you the opportunity to engage with inspiring social science research staff and students at the Cambridge DTP 

  • Improve and develop your research and transferable skills 

  • Enhance your ability to make a competitive application for postgraduate courses and funding 

  • Inform you about opportunities for postgraduate study in the social sciences at Cambridge 

Placements will start on 3 July 2023 and run for six weeks if taken up on a full-time basis. Part-time opportunities are also available.

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