Imperial College London is awarding 12 fully funded MRC PhD studentships for 3.5 or 4.5 Years to start in 2015-16. In the case of a 4.5 year studentship, the award may be linked to a Masters (MSc or MRes) studentship. The Masters course will be taken in the first year of the 4.5 year award, and should be in a discipline relevant to the PhD project. In the case of the 3.5 year studentship, the award is available for PhD in the first year. The application deadline is 24 November 2014.
Study Subject(s): Studentships are awarded for MSc/MRes courses available within the Faculty of Medicine and Natural Sciences. Research projects fall within the College’s research themes, and for this programme, in the areas as listed below. Genomic Medicine (GM), Infection, Immunity and Immunology (I&I), Stratified Medicine (SM), Population Health (PH), PhD studies undertaken as part of this program, in the last two rounds, include: Optogenetic disruption of climbing fibre input to cerebellar cortex (SM) , Phylodynamic analysis of the transmission and evolution of poliovirus and other rna viruses (I&I), Genetics and epidemiology of schistosomiasis (PH/GM), Structure vs. function in the human brain (SM), Natural Variation of Epstein Barr Virus (I&I/GM), Investigating androgen and growth factor interaction in preantral follicle development (GM), Development of New Biomaterials for Biosensing (GM/SM), Non-Communicable Disease In Resource Poor Settings (PH).
Course Level: Studentships are awarded to undertake a 3.5 or 4.5 year training programme, that includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD.
Programme Provider: Imperial College London
Award can be taken at: UK
-Applicants should hold, or expect to receive, a first class or a good upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to their proposed field of research.
-Where an applicant does not meet this requirement (e.g. they hold a lower second class undergraduate degree), they are eligible to apply for a 3.5 year studentship if they hold, or expect to receive a Masters degree with Merit (in an area relevant to their proposed PhD) before starting their studentship.
-To be eligible for a full MRC DTP studentship (stipend and university fees), candidates must be able to demonstrate a settled status in the United Kingdom.
-Studentships awarded based on predicted grades will be conditional upon final results.
-To be eligible for a full award, a student must have:
-Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay.
-Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
-Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).
-EU fees-only studentships
-To be eligible for a fee only award:
-Students from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU; in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.
Open for International Students: UK/EU students can apply for these PhD studentships.
Description: Imperial College London is offering up to 12 fully funded MRC PhD studentships to start in 2015-16. As part of this support, funding is provided at the end of three years for a six-month writing-up period. In this call, as well as the main research areas mentioned, they would welcome applications from students with research interests in Bioengineering, Nanotechnology and Neurotechnology.
Number of award(s): Imperial College London is offering up to 12 fully funded MRC PhD studentships to start in 2015-16. The programme aims to support 10-12 students per call, with studentships awarded to the best students.
Duration of award(s): Studentships will be awarded for 3.5 or 4.5 year training programme.
What does it cover? British nationality applicants are eligible for both the cost of tuition fees and a yearly stipend currently at £17,500 per annum over the course of the PhD programme, and the MRC standard rate for the master’s year (currently £15,863). There is also a conference allowance available, of £300 per annum for the duration of the PhD studentship. EU nationality applicants who meet the relevant eligibility criteria are eligible for the same financial award as British nationality applicants. Supervisors of studentship recipients in the PhD phase will receive £5,000 per annum to assist them in providing sufficient resources through the student’s PhD, e.g. lab consumables, IT resources.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: All applicants, whether successful or not, will be informed via email by 23 January 2015.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 24 November 2014.