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MND Prize PhD Studentship Grants in UK, 2015-2016

The MND Association is inviting applications for PhD studentship to support the training of a graduate science student in order to achieve the qualification of PhD (or equivalent) in a subject of direct relevance to motor neurone disease. Applications are invited from prospective supervisors, based in institutions in the UK and Ireland. The principal applicant must have demonstrable experience of supervising PhD students. It is expected that the grant holder/s will be actively engaged in directing the project and supervising the student. The deadline date for summary applications is 1 May 2015 and invited full applications will be considered in October 2015 to start October 2016.

Study Subject(s): Studentship supports research aimed at understanding the causes of MND, elucidating disease mechanisms and facilitating the translation of therapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the clinic.
Course Level: Studentship is available for PhD research program.
Scholarship Provider: The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applications are invited from prospective supervisors, based in institutions in the UK and Ireland. The principal applicant must have demonstrable experience of supervising PhD students.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Motor Neurone Disease AssociationApplications are invited from prospective supervisors, based in institutions in the UK and Ireland.

Scholarship Description: The MND Association supports biomedical research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and related conditions, in all relevant disciplines. The objectives of the MND Association research funding programme are to support research aimed at understanding the causes of MND, elucidating disease mechanisms and facilitating the translation of therapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the clinic. The Association only supports work carried out in bona fide research institutions.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Support will not normally exceed three years and applicants must be sure to submit proposals that are focused and compatible with a three year timescale. The continuation of a grant within this period will be subject to annual review after the submission of a progress report, which is required at the completion of each year of the project.

What does it cover?
-A student stipend of £16,000 (£17,000 in London); which will be increased in £500 increments for each subsequent year (these rates will be subject to review)
-£8,000 per annum laboratory expenses
-A total budget of £1,000, over three years, for conference attendance
-Relevant tuition/bench fees at the standard rate for UK/EU students

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applicants need to make an initial approach, by completing an online summary application indicating:
-its relevance to classical MND (i.e. ALS, PMA, PLS. Other conditions will only be considered if a direct benefit to MND research can be demonstrated)
-the aim/s of the work
-an outline of the proposed work plan
-how the study fits in with other work in the laboratory/institute
-the potential clinical and/or translational relevance of the research
After consultation with its Biomedical Research Advisory Panel, the MND Association will normally respond within six weeks, to advise whether submission of a full application is appropriate or not.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline date for summary applications is 1 May 2015 and invited full applications will be considered in October 2015 to start October 2016.

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