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 The GW4 Biomed MRC DTP is offering up to 18 fully-funded studentships across a range of biomedical disciplines, with a start date of October 2020

The GW4 BioMed MRC DTP is offering up to 18 fully-funded studentships across a range of biomedical disciplines, with a start date of October 2020

These studentships provide funding for fees and stipend at the rate set by the UK Research Councils, as well as other research training and support costs, and are available to UK and EU students.

About the GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership

The partnership brings together the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff (lead) and Exeter to develop the next generation of biomedical researchers. Students will have access to the combined research strengths, training expertise and resources of the four research-intensive universities, with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary and 'team science'. The DTP already has 74 studentships over 4 cohorts.

The 88 projects available for application, are aligned to the following themes;

  • Infection, Immunity and Repair
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Population Health

Applications open on 29th September, 2019 and close at 5.00pm on 25th November 2019.

Studentships will be 3.5 years full time or up to 7 years part-time.

Funding

This studentship is funded through GW4BioMed MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. It consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£15,009 p.a. for 2019/20, updated each year).

Additional research training and support funding of up to £5,000 per annum is also available.

Eligibility

Residency: The Doctoral Training Partnership welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants who meet the UKRI residency requirements. International candidates are not eligible to apply.

Academic criteria: Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of medical sciences. However, the DTP also welcomes students from non-medical backgrounds, especially in areas of computing, mathematics and the physical sciences. Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will only be considered if they also have a Master’s degree or have significant relevant non-academic experience.

English requirements: If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements of the university that will host your PhD by the start of the programme. This will be at least 6.5 in IELTS or an acceptable equivalent. Please refer to the relevant university for further information.

 The GW4 Biomed MRC DTP is offering up to 18 fully-funded studentships across a range of biomedical disciplines, with a start date of October 2020

How to Apply

A list of all the projects available are on the website. You may apply for up to 3 projects.

Please complete an application to the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP for an ‘offer of funding’. You may also need to make an 'offer to study' to your chosen institution(s) – further details are on the website.

Please complete the online application form by 5.00pm on 25th November. If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be notified by 19th December.

Further Information

For informal enquiries, please contact [email protected]

For project related queries, please contact the respective supervisors listed on the projects.


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