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**NEW** Research Scholarship Opportunities in Social, Behavioural and Health Sciences

  The School of Human and Health Sciences

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 Friday, May 13, 2022
 Funded PhD Programme (UK Students Only)

About the Programme

We are pleased to announce two exciting new scholarships for PhD candidates who demonstrate excellence:

Sarah Jarvis Scholarship: To mark the appointment of Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE as a Visiting Professor at the University of Huddersfield, we are offering a 100% fee waiver for a PhD project exploring and investigating how we can become pandemic prepared. Your proposal will focus around health care needs and/or health behaviours. Topics may include, but are not limited to, improving healthy lifestyles (e.g., nutrition, mobility, exercise), reducing risks associated with long-term illness (e.g. Diabetes) and exploring ways in which health and social care teams can work in collaboration to improve access to health care. The scholarship is available to UK domiciled applicants. Further details about the scholarship, eligibility criteria and application process can be found on our Sarah Jarvis Scholarship pages.

Human and Health Sciences BAME scholarships: One fully funded scholarship is offered to applicants from Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic (BAME) heritage. The scholarship includes not only a 100% fee waiver but also a stipend at UKRI rates (currently £15,609 per year) for the equivalent of three years’ study.

Additional scholarships comprising fee waivers of 50% of fees (but no stipend) may also be available for excellent BAME candidates who are not selected for the one fully funded scholarship. The availability of these fee waivers will be subject to supervisor availability within the area of research applied for.

The BAME scholarships have been developed in response to the sector-wide underrepresentation of BAME students in postgraduate research and are available to applicants domiciled in the UK from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage. We welcome proposals to conduct research in any area within the scope of our innovative research centres focusing on Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Politics, Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or Applied Health Sciences. Our Research Portal enables you to explore the full breadth of research conducted by our PhD supervisors. Further details about the scholarship, eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Human and Health Sciences BAME scholarship pages.

About our PhD and Master’s by Research Programmes

Whether or not you are applying for a scholarship opportunity, we welcome graduates to join a vibrant community where researchers from the social, behavioural and health sciences work closely together to make a real difference to people’s lives. Self-funded places for PhD and Master’s by Research are available here for October 2022 entry.

We offer skilled supervision from experienced and enthusiastic researchers and a comprehensive programme of training in research methods and researcher development.

What sets us apart is our highly collaborative approach, working closely with others to tackle real-world problems for health and society. Our members have a passion for their research area and a clear view of its potential impact.

Webinars for potential applicants

We understand that undertaking postgraduate research can be daunting which is why we have created two informal, online events where you will be able to meet with Dr Dawn Leeming our School Director of Graduate Education, who will provide further information about our research opportunities, explore our disciplines and the specific research topics highlighted within these for supervision, and provide details about the application process and entry criteria.

Monday 25th April 6pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 4th May 6pm – 7.30pm

General enquiries can be sent to Dr Dawn Leeming, School Director of Education:

How to Apply

For self-funded applicants who are ready to submit a research proposal the application form and deadlines can be found here. 

Details of the application process for the two scholarships can be found via the Sarah Jarvis Scholarship pages and the Human and Health Sciences BAME scholarship pages.

Funding Notes

Both the above scholarships offer a 100% fee waiver to applicants domiciled in the UK. The Human and Health Sciences BAME scholarship provides an additional stipend of at least £15,609 per year. There is no stipend for the Sarah Jarvis scholarship. Graduates of the University of Huddersfield may also be eligible to apply for a Vice Chancellor’s fee waiver scholarship. Information on fees for self-funded applicants can be found via our postgraduate finance pages:
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