2012 MRes/PhD Studentship in the field of Biology, Zoology, Neuroscience, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK
Study Subject(s):Refinement of the use of fluid control as a motivational tool for non-human primates in neuroscience research
Scholarship Provider: Newcastle University
The award can be taken at: UK
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Eligibility:-The award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at the Research Council standard rate (currently £13,590).
-The award is open to UK nationals and EU nationals who have spent at least 3 years prior to the application resident in the UK.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes (EU nationals)
Description: Behavioural neuroscience is key for understanding how the brain works. It aids the discovery of appropriate treatments for human brain diseases. Non-human primates often serve as model species as they have similar neural structures to humans. They are regularly motivated to participate in neuroscience experiments by means of fluid control regimes. While fluid control protocols are contentious, virtually no scientific data exist to inform how these protocols affect an animal, how they could be refined or replaced.
How to Apply: By Post or electronically
application Deadline: 16th March 2012