University of Sheffield is offering International Strategic Alliance Scholarships for UK/EU and international students. Students should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. These scholarships fund up to 3.5 years full-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background and a clear and well-articulated reason for being considered. The application deadline is 8th August 2014.
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded within the Faculties of Science and Medicine, Dentistry and Health.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree at University of Sheffield.
Scholarship Provider: University of Sheffield, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
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– should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. This should be in a relevant area (e.g. biology, physics, chemistry, medicine).
-should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time PhD with the University in the 2014-15 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/department).
-Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and overseas students can apply for these Alliance scholarships.
Scholarship Description: “Imagine” and the “Florey Institute” are two of the University’s most strategic and exciting research investments that will change the way we develop and use super resolution microscopy and understand how the human immune system responds to infective bacteria. Imagine sets out to be a leading centre in imaging development and application combining expertise in cryo-electron, atomic force and super resolution light microscopy. The Florey Institute is starting its exploration of the interaction between the host and pathogens by focusing on Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Combined, these two projects will contribute knowledge about the fundamentals of biology to explore new possibilities for how we intervene in infectious disease care (see adverts on the right for project details). Each project is establishing a network of universities across the world (list available from downloads on the right), to allow students the opportunity to visit other facilities, collaborate with colleagues in different institutions and experience working cultures in other universities. These scholarships will position the student in a thriving research environment that will provide international opportunities for training and career development. Successful applicants will be joining an existing cohort of students and an active research community that cuts across a number of departments within the Faculties of Science and Medicine, Dentistry and Health.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): These scholarships fund up to 3.5 years full-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.
What does it cover? For new PhD students starting in 2014-2015, the ISA Scholarships will pay:
-full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas);
-an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£13,836 in 2014-15);
-a Research Training Support Grant to cover international travel, secondments and exchanges.
Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background and a clear and well-articulated reason for being considered.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: To apply, fill in the application form and email the required documents (listed below) to PGRfutures-at-sheffield.ac.uk. In your email please put your surname followed by either IMAGINE or FLOREY within the subject box.
2. Transcripts of previous awards
3. Supporting statement
4. Two references
5. English Language certification if appropriate
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 8th August 2014.