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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


All opportunities are open to the Cambridge ESRC DTP and the wider social sciences PhD students. Opportunities with industrial partners are also available to social sciences PhD students that just submitted their thesis.

Under the current Call, projects are available with the following partners:

Ada Lovelace Institute

Data and AI



Identifying an Effective Marketing Communications Strategy for Niche Target Markets



To work on a portfolio of internationally relevant projects such as:

  1. Incentivizing Self Care
  2. Organisational Capital
  3. The Emergence of Digital Ecosystems
  4. Productivity measures
  5. Social Inclusion and Digital Skills
  6. The value of data

Cambridge City Council

Assessing child poverty associated with energy efficiency and child health in Cambridge


Diabetes Screening Research

Greater Cambridge Partnership

What works to get people out of their cars

HM Treasury

Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

Home Office

Algorithmic bias project

Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government (MHCLG)

To work on a portfolio of highly important projects such as:

  1. Understanding the different outcomes of prevention of homelessness
  2. Evidence generation on the economic conditions of vulnerable people 
  3. Literature review of benefits quantification of difficult to quantify benefits

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Insights into the UK’s reduction of antibiotic use in livestock - case study for international dissemination


A framework to assess the social and economic impact of Testbed UK (for connected and autonomous vehicles)


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