PhD Studentship Programme- Systems Neuroscience: from Networks to Behaviour

Wellcome Trust four-year

Reference Code: IN065

Closing Date: 15th January 2014


Name of the supervisor
Professor S Baker, Institute of Neuroscience

Sponsor Wellcome Trust

Duration of the award Four years (MRes + PhD)

Project description
The Wellcome Trust’s four-year PhD Studentship Programmes are a flagship scheme aimed at supporting the most promising students to undertake in-depth postgraduate research training. The first year combines taught courses with laboratory rotations to broaden students’ knowledge of the subject area. At the end of the first year, students will make an informed choice of their three-year PhD research project.

This programme is based at Newcastle University and is aimed to provide specialised training for physical and computational scientists (e.g. physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science) wishing to apply their skills to a research neuroscience career.

Value of the award and eligibility
Support includes a stipend for four years (higher than research council rate), PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses, general training funds and some travel costs.

Person specification
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or upper-second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or computing degree.

How to apply
You must apply through the university’s online postgraduate application form selecting ‘Master of Research/Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) – Neuroscience’ as the programme of study. Once you have selected the programme, please insert the studentship/partnership reference number IN065. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal statement required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number IN065 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.

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Further information
For further information, please contact: Helen Stewart, Institute of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Henry Wellcome Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH.

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