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Leverhulme Doctoral programme for UK/EU Students at University of Sussex in UK, 2019

The University of Sussex is delighted to offer Leverhulme Doctoral programme entitled ‘From Sensation and Perception to Awareness’, co-directed by Professor Jamie Ward and Professor Anil Seth. The studentships are available for UK and EU students.

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

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Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Course Level: award is available to pursue Doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Projects are offered within and across the following disciplines:
  1. Psychology
  2. Neuroscience
  3. Physiology
  4. Artificial intelligence
  5. Robotics
  6. Philosophy
  7. Digital humanities
  8. Music
  • Scholarship Award: As part of this programme, Sussex will be providing fully-funded studentships for three cohorts of seven students. The first of these cohorts will started at Sussex in September 2018. Each successful applicant will receive a tax free stipend at Research Council rates (currently £14777 per annum), a Home/EU fee waiver and generous research and training costs. On completion of their PhD, our the programme alumni will be eligible to apply for one of several 12 month postdoctoral research fellowships at Sussex, available only to completing Leverhulme DSP scholars.
  • Nationality: The studentships are available for UK and EU students.
  • Number of Scholarships: The University of Sussex has been awarded one of 12 Leverhulme Trust grants, totaling £1.05 million, to create a Doctoral programme entitled ‘From Sensation and Perception to Awareness’.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: The studentships are available for UK and EU students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants should be UK or EU citizens and should have/expect to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree. A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is strongly desirable.

Applicants must have a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary training and seminars relating to ‘sensation, perception, and awareness’.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applicants should select ONE of the advertised research projects, and develop this into a more detailed research proposal. Guidance on writing a research proposal can be found here.  Find out what projects we are recruiting to this year here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/sensation/applications

Applicants will need to apply, through Sussex’s online PhD application form, to the PhD course linked to the department of your chosen supervisor (e.g. Psychology, Life Sciences) and enter ‘Leverhulme’ in the sources of funding box.

Your completed application should include your project proposal, your CV, and any other information requested e.g. degree certificates and transcripts and English language qualifications.

You will also need to complete the Leverhulme Funding application, you can request this by emailing Leverhulme-at-sussex.ac.uk.

Scholarship Link