Job Description: SULSA is seeking project proposals for its 2011 Industry PhD Studentships. Funding is available for 10 four-year studentships to start October 2011.
Deadline for project applications: 15th September 2010
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Scope and criteria: Projects in all areas of the life sciences will be considered but the skills and research outcomes for the project must address a clear area of demand for the Scottish life sciences sector. Interdisciplinary projects, for example at the interface of biology and chemistry, physics, informatics, engineering or social sciences are welcomed. Projects involving a Scottish-based SME partner will be prioritised.
The main criteria for selection are:
* Quality of training offered
* Quality and potential impact of project
* Depth of company involvement
* Benefits for Scotland’s life sciences sector
Eligibility: The primary supervisor must be employed by a SULSA university. UK and international companies are eligible as the industry partner, providing there is a clear potential impact on the Scottish economy. The industry partner should be a for-profit registered company .
* SULSA will fund 50% of the student stipend and fees at home/EU student rate), ~£38,000 over 4 years.
* The matching 50% of stipend and fees, and any consumables must be covered by a commitment from either the industry partner or the university department, or a combination of both.
* Over the 4 years the total contribution of the industry partner is expected to be at least £20,000. This contribution can be cash (e.g. towards the student stipend or consumables as suggestd above), or an in kind contribution (e.g. supervisory time, reagents, equipment access), or a combination of both.
How to apply
Your SULSA Knowledge Exchange Committee representative should email an electronic version of the following documents and post hard copies with original signatures to contact below by 15th September 2010.
1. Completed application form signed by head of university department and research/innovation officer
2. Project description including outline of company involvement in student training (up to 2 pages)
3. Letter confirming specifics of company support
SULSA, Darwin Building 309, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JR
Please email Matthew Ross [email protected] to request the following documents:
* Full guidelines for 2011 SULSA Industry PhD studentship projects
* Application form
The applications will be evaluated and selected by the BioSKAPE Committee:
* Scott Johnstone (BIA-Scotland, Antoxis Ltd)
* Dr Chris Hill (Merck Sharp & Dohme)
* Dr Deborah O’Neil (Novabiotics Ltd)
* Professor John Birch (Lonza Biologics)
* Murdo Black (Axis Shield)
* Professor Ruth Ross (University of Aberdeen)
* Professor Ian Gilbert (University of Dundee)
* Dr Tilo Kunath (University of Edinburgh)
* Professor Rick Randall (University of St Andrews)
* Professor Graeme Milligan (University of Glasgow)
* Dr Craig Roberts (University of Strathclyde)
Phone: +44 131 651 9066