Deadline: 2014-04-07
Level Of Study: PhD

Reece Foundation MRes/PhD Studentship in Translational Neuroscience

Scholarship Details :

Name of the Supervisors
Programme Director: Professor A Hurlbert, Institute of Neuroscience

Programme Deputy Directors: Professor A Thiele, Professor S Baker, Professor T Griffiths

Reece Foundation

Duration of the Award
Four years (Starting October 2014)

Project Description
The Reece Foundation MRes/PhD Studentship in Translational Neuroscience is a competitive award aimed at supporting the most promising students to undertake in-depth postgraduate research training.

The first year combines taught courses from the MRes (Neuroscience) programme with laboratory rotations. During the first year, students will make an informed choice of their three-year PhD research project from project offerings in human sensory, motor and cognitive systems neuroscience, with a focus on translational research.

Value of the Award and Eligibility
Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or upper-second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in science, mathematics or engineering.

Support includes a stipend for four years, fees at UK/EU rate, research expenses, general training funds and some travel costs.

How to Apply
You must complete the University’s online postgraduate application form selecting ‘Master of Research/Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) – Neuroscience’ as the programme of study. Please insert IN073 in the studentship/partnership reference field. 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 IN073 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.

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You should also send your covering letter and CV to Helen Stewart, Postgraduate Secretary, Institute of Neuroscience, Henry Wellcome Building, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, or by e-mail to

Further Information
For further details, please contact:
Helen Stewart
Telephone: 0191 208 8244

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