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Fully-funded Research Doctoral Studentships

Fully-funded Research Doctoral Studentships, Teesside University

As part of ongoing investment in our areas of research strength, Teesside University is pleased to offer a number of fully-funded PhD studentships to exceptional doctoral candidates to commence on 5 October 2020. These will be based at our new National Horizons Centre. Candidates are required to select a project title from the following BioSciences studentships:

Applicants should use the links provided in each topic or project area to the Research Centres and Research Groups identified, or to the named supervisors for each project, to ensure that their application and proposal fits with the research interests and topics defined in the studentships offered.

Funding Eligibility

The studentships will cover tuition fees and provide an annual tax-free stipend of £15,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Applications are welcome from strong UK and International students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold or expect to obtain a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline, as well as a demonstrable understanding of the area; further details of the expected background may appear in the specific project details. International students would be subject to the standard entry criteria relating to English language ability, ATAS clearance and, when relevant, Tier 4 procedures.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online for this opportunity. Please use the PhD full time online application form. When asked to specify funding select “other” and enter ‘RDS’ and the title of the PhD project that you are applying for. You should ensure that you clearly indicate that you are applying for an RDS Studentship and the title of the topic or project on the proposal that you will need to upload when applying. If you would like to apply for more than one project, you will need to complete a further application form and specify the relevant title for each application to a topic or project. Applications for funded studentships that do not clearly indicate that the application is for an RDS Studentship and state the title of the project applied for on the proposal may mean that your application may not be considered for the appropriate funding.

For academic enquiries, please contact the Director of Studies included within the individual studentship projects. For administrative enquiries about your application, contact [email protected] Post application, please contact [email protected]

Research at Teesside

As a Teesside University research student, you will join a growing and dynamic research community, allowing you to share your experiences, insight and inspiration with fellow researchers. You will benefit from our academic expertise, and be supported through a strong programme of research training. You will be offered opportunities and support at each stage of your research degree.

Our research is designed to have impact, and to influence policy and practice within our region, the UK and beyond. We work with external organisations to anticipate and respond to research needs, and to put our research into practice in sectors as diverse as the arts, engineering, healthcare and computing. PhD students are encouraged to work with their supervisors to explore the potential impact of their work.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in Institute activities, including training sessions and workshops, and will become a member of the University’s wider postgraduate research community. Mentoring and support will be provided for the development of a strong academic and professional CV during the PhD.

Key dates

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 14 April 2020 and 5pm on Monday 20 April 2020 – see individual project for date.

We envisage that interviews will take place in May and June 2020.

Start date: Successful applicants will be expected to start on 5 October 2020 but consideration will also be given for applicants starting on 7 December 2020.

Available projects


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