The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is pleased to offer studentships for prospective PhD students for the academic year 2019/20.
Locations: Various - Queen Mary University London; Imperial College London; Swansea University; University of Edinburgh; University of Leeds
Hours: Full Time
Funding Amount: Stipend + UK/EU fees (additional fees for International students)
The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is a virtual centre comprising a network of Universities across the UK, led by the University of Edinburgh. Our vision, aligned with that of Asthma UK, is a world where asthma attacks do not happen. Our research focuses on developing, testing and implementing interventions which have the potential to achieve substantial, sustained reductions in asthma morbidity and mortality.
Our Postgraduate Training Programme aims to enrol the most exceptional candidates and nurture them to become the next generation of leaders in world-class applied asthma research. Our PhD opportunities offer excellent training, networking and future career opportunities.
A key feature of these studentships is the opportunity to be part of a UK-wide Centre offering unsurpassed networking opportunities with leading UK applied asthma researchers. Students will be based in a ‘home’ University, but will have at least one supervisor from an Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research partner institution.
The awards are available for three years’ full-time study, providing tuition fees (Home/EU rate), stipend (or clinical salary for clinicians) and a small amount of consumables.
Please note that while overseas fee-paying students may apply, the fee waived would be at the home/EU rate and successful applicants will need to pay the difference in the tuition fee if assessed as overseas.
We are looking for high-quality prospective doctoral students for projects based at our network Universities in either Queen Mary University London; Imperial College London; Swansea University; the University of Edinburgh; or the University of Leeds. Candidates may apply for one or more project (in which case they should place projects in order of priority).
We recommend you discuss your proposal with potential supervisors before submitting.
Please follow the links for each project for details of each programme.
See individual adverts for detailed requirement.
Candidates should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
Applications will need to satisfy the ‘home’ University entry requirements which may differ slightly from these standards.
Please provide a CV, a personal statement detailing your research interests and reasons for applying, list of projects in order of preference to be considered for shortlisting, degree certificate(s), marks for your degree(s) and the names of two academic references (we will only contact references for successful applicants).
All documents should be in electronic format and sent via e-mail to: Lauren Blake (email@example.com)
The closing date for applications to Imperial, QMUL and Swansea studentships is 20 May 2019. The closing date for applications to Edinburgh and Leeds studentships is 7 June 2019.
The interviews for Imperial, QMUL and Swansea studentships will take place on 13 June 2019. The interviews for Edinburgh and Leeds studentships will take place on 10 July 2019.
The preference is for candidates to attend in person:
Video conferencing facilities will be available at the University sites. In keeping with the UK-wide nature of AUKCAR, some supervisors will be joining by teleconference.
For queries relating to individual projects, please contact the named supervisor on each advert.
For general queries, please contact Susan Morrow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applications should be sent to Lauren Blake (email@example.com)