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83 Fully-Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND PhD Fellowships in UK, 2020

The University Alliance is pleased to announce the 83 Fully-Funded University Alliance DTA3/COFUND PhD Fellowships in the UK funded by the European Union.

This is a three-year fully-funded fellowship available for worldwide researchers across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The University Alliance is an association of British universities that was formed in 2006 as the Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities, adopting its current name in 2007.

Why at the University Alliance? The alliance is a mission group representing and supporting modern civic universities with a professional and technical focus. The objective of the university is to train and develop highly employable researchers in strategically important areas.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University Alliance
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD program
  • Award: Minimum Salary from £20,989 p/a
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 83 Fellowships
  • Nationality: International
  • Application Deadline: varies
  • Language: English
  • The award can be taken in the UK

The DTA3/COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship program (DTA3 / COFUND) will be delivered across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The fifteen universities are:

  • University of Brighton
  • Coventry University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The Open University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of South Wales
  • Teesside University
  • Ulster University


  • Eligible Countries: Researchers around the world are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The fellowship will be awarded to research in the field of Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for fellowship opportunity, applicants must be ‘early-stage researchers’ (i.e. in the first four years of their research careers and not have a doctoral degree). See Guidance from the EU for the definition of an early-stage researcher.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: Applicants can apply for the program by using this given link: https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Guidance-to-completing-the-Application-Form-DTA3-1.pdf
  • Supporting Documents: CV, A supporting statement for participation in the DTA3 COFUND Marie Skodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship program indicating how your own skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the position (DTA3 COFUND Marie Skodowska-Curie Ph.D. Fellowship).
  • Admission Requirements: To apply for the university applicants must have a postgraduate master’s degree or a first/upper second-class honors degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the chosen research topic.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university. For those whose first language is not English and/or if from a country where English is not the majority spoken language (as recognized by UKVI), please refer to the specific research project and/or host institution guidance for details of minimum language requirements.


Minimum Salary from £20,989 p/a (this figure is after the UK employer’s National Insurance and pension deduction. Please note the minimum salary that will be paid is €2,597 per month, or €31,164 per year, from which UK employer’s National Insurance and pension contributions will be deducted)

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