Bridges Doctoral Programme

Bridges is a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships programme, funded jointly by the Leverhulme Trust and the University of Warwick.

Statements of interest are now being accepted for one Leverhulme-funded PhD Scholarship at the University of Warwick. Prospective students will be interested in topics that bridge the social and mathematical sciences, involving quantitative (mathematical or computational) approaches to resolving questions in the social sciences.

The goal of this programme is to train students to contribute to and lead research that brings quantitative sophistication to theory-driven questions in the social sciences. Students will have a mentor in social sciences (e.g., Psychology, Economics, Business, Politics, or Sociology) and a mentor in the mathematical sciences (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, or Mathematics). Projects can address questions in any domain including, for example, natural language, finance, health, cognitive representation, or any other topics related to the social sciences. A list of topics to which students may apply can be found on the online call, and applicants should mention their preferred topic(s) in the letter of motivation.


Thomas Hills
Professor of Psychology