Reference Code: IN054
Closing Date: 11th August 2013
Duration of the award Four years. MRes and PhD
The Wellcome Trustâs four-year PhD 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 studentsâ 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 (at a higher rate than UK research councils) for four years, PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses, general training funds and some travel costs.
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 Universityâs 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 of study please insert the studentship/partnership reference number IN054. 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 also be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number IN054 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.
For further details, please contact:
Institute of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Henry Wellcome Building
Newcastle upon Tyne