Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Media and Arts Technology, UK 2018-2019
For September 2018 intake the Queen Mary University of London has a number of fully-funded scholarships available for UK residents and a small number of scholarships for EU/International students to apply for.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Eligible Nationalities: UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply.
This is a highly interdisciplinary programme and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds. What we require is some clear evidence of both technical and creative abilities. We invite new applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts, Engineering or Science background and welcome applications from people with a strong background the visual arts, design, architecture, New Media, User Experience, human-computer interaction, and from people with a strong backgrounds in social science e.g. psychology, sociology, or a similar discipline. You will be able to develop additional skills through the selection of specialist options.
You should be able to demonstrate academic achievement at the level of a first class honours degree or high-level pass at Masters and excellent critical and analytic skills. You should also have a clear aptitude for interdisciplinary research including some programming or mathematical ability.
Method of Application: To apply for the MAT PhD Programme, complete the online application form. Here are some tips for completing the form:
- The online application link above will take you directly to the PhD in Media & Arts Technology application form (Course reference RFQM-G4ZX-09). Please note each new PhD cohort starts in September, you cannot start any other time of year;
- Fully complete the application form, upload transcripts of your previous degree(s), upload a Curriculum Vitae (CV), and overseas applicants from non-English speaking countries must include proof of English language ability;
- Provide a one page A4 “Statement of Purpose” – a pdf document in which you set out your previous academic or other experience relevant to your proposed research interests, why you wish to undertake this research at QMUL, and why you want to do the MAT PhD;
- Two references are required – either two academic, or one academic and one work-related reference. Your academic referee must be able to comment on the standard of your academic work and suitability for postgraduate level study.
- Select a possible supervisor – this is not a firm commitment, but gives us an idea who you think might be suitable to supervise your research. Have a look at the research groups at the following link for ideas and then click on the group and the research staff to find possible supervisors:
- Provide a two page A4 “Research Proposal” – a pdf document in which you provide an indication of the kinds of the research question and possible project(s) that interest you, and why you find them interesting. This will help us to figure out how your interests might fit with the programme. We help students define their PhD research project and find their supervisor in the first year of the programme.
- You apply for the place and the scholarship on the same form so write “Media and Arts Technology Scholarship” in the box “How do you intend to finance your studies at Queen Mary”. However, if you are not looking for a scholarship and you will be self-funded please state “self-funded”. If you have another source of funding such as China Scholarship or CONACYT please state this.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
PhD Position in Communication at University of Konstanz in Germany 2018
The University of Konstanz is inviting application for its PhD position in Communication, social structure and collective movement in animal groups. The position is fully funded for 3.5 years, and open to students of any nationality.
Course Level: Position is available for PhD programme.
Eligible Nationality: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for the position.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have a master’s degree in ecology, zoology, or a related subject, however applicants with a demonstrated interest in biology who have an academic background in another scientific field such as physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering are also encouraged to apply.
Method of Application: Applicants should apply via the IMPRS application system (due 15 January 2018). Please include a CV, 1 page statement of your research interests, and two recommendation letters.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Raymond and Beverly Sackler PhD Scholarships at University of Cambridge, UK 2018
Applications are invited for Raymond & Beverly Sackler Scholarships for PhD candidates at the University of Cambridge to study in the UK. The awards are open to both EU and non-EU applicants and will provide for all university and college fees due, 3 years maintenance at the current UK Research Council level, and a limited contribution to research expenses.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Eligible Nationalities: The awards are open to both EU and non-EU applicants.
Eligibility Criteria: The Managers of the Sackler Fund invite applications for those wishing to begin their PhD in October 2018. The awards, which are open to both EU and non-EU applicants, will provide for all university and college fees due, 3 years maintenance at the current UK Research Council level (at least £14,553 per annum), and a limited contribution to research expenses (to be negotiated with project supervisor). Awards may also be made to supplement part-support from other sources.
Method of Application: Applicants should apply, or have applied, to the University in the usual way. By collaborating with their potential host PhD supervisor or supervisors, applicants should prepare a two-page research proposal, which outlines the aims of the PhD project and includes a concise discussion of why it fits with the stated aims of the Fund. All applicants should, in addition to submitting their online application form, send a copy of their research proposal as an e-mail attachment to the Graduate Office, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, to arrive no later than Friday 23 February 2018.
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
PhD Scholarships at University of Edinburgh in UK, 2018
The University of Edinburgh will offer up to 30 Enlightenment Scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2018-2019 academic session.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Benefits: Each Enlightenment Scholarship will cover full tuition fees, a living cost award, equivalent to the current UK research council rates and subject to satisfactory progress the scholarship are awarded for up to 4 years for full-time PhD study, pro-rata for part-time study.
Eligible Nationalities: Scholarships are available for UK, EU and overseas students.
Eligibility Criteria: The awards are open to UK, EU and overseas students applying to an eligible PhD programme commencing their research degree in the between August 2018 and December 2018 of the 2018-2019 academic session.
English Language Requirements: Candidates are required to have good English Language skills with scholarship applicants normally requiring a minimum IELTS of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each section) achieved within the past two years. Please check the Entry Requirements for your proposed programme of study for details of other acceptable English language qualifications. The requirement for an IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) may be higher than the level required for admissions purposes.
For both tracks, student selection and admission processes will include an appraisal of a personal statement and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed career development routes.
Method of Application: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Postgraduate Research International Scholarships at Cardiff University in UK, 2018
The Cardiff University is currently seeking applicants who plan to commence their PhD in the 2018-19 academic year – preferably with an October 2018 star. Applicants from lower and middle-income countries are eligible to apply.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue postgraduate research programme.
Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Benefits: The Scholarship includes tuition fees, an annual stipend (in line with RCUK rates and updated annually – currently £14,553 for 2017/18) for three years, and your academic School will also contribute towards research costs. The first quarterly stipend payment will be made available shortly after your course commences.
Eligible Nationalities: Applicants from lower and middle-income countries are eligible.
Number of Scholarships: Up to seven scholarships are available.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a country in the lower middle income and below on the 2014 OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list or Namibia, (as part of Cardiff University’s continued engagement and education partnership activities in Namibia) and:
- Be liable to pay overseas tuition fees
- Should not have been awarded another scholarship covering both tuition-fees and stipend.
The awards are available to support applicants to our full-time PhD programmes (excluding clinical courses). They cannot be awarded to students undertaking research on a part-time or distance-learning basis and are not available for any other types of a research degree. Continued eligibility for the Scholarship is dependent on satisfactory academic progress.
Method of Application: There is no separate scholarship application form. Eligible applicants should apply for their chosen PhD programme via the University’s online application form by the 15 January 2018. Applicants may apply with a research proposal that has been advertised by the supervisory team or their own proposal. It is advisable that applicants make contact with their potential School and supervisory team.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants should ensure they complete the Cardiff University application form and:
- Attach an academic CV (guidance on creating an effective CV)
- Ensure their Personal Statement gives a strong statement of their research interest, preparation and understanding of the research context and significance (guidance on writing a statement of academic research interest)
- Select “I will be applying for a scholarship/grant” when asked, “How do you plan to fund your studies?”
- Include the sentence “I wish to be considered for a Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence” when asked, “Please give the name of the individual or organization to whom you are applying”.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
PhD Scholarships at Carnegie University of Scotland 2018-2019
The Carnegie Trust is delighted to offer PhD scholarships for International students to be held at a Scottish university. As long the potential candidate holds a First Class undergraduate Honours degree from a Scottish University, there are no restrictions as to nationality or residency. Each year, the Trust offers a number of Ph.D. scholarships to support graduates with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a Ph.D. at a university in Scotland.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Eligible Nationalities: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
- A First-Class Honours degree from a Scottish university is a pre-requisite for consideration for Scholarships. This First Class Honours degree must be in a subject related to the field of the proposed doctoral studies. Alongside existing graduates, final year undergraduate students expecting to achieve a First-Class Honours degree are also eligible for nomination.Please note
- that no exemptions are made to this requirement and nominations for students who do not hold a First Class Undergraduate Honours degree will not be accepted, except in faculties which do not award Honours, e.g. Medicine, where the equivalent standard will be expected Where an award is made in advance of graduation, it will be conditional on obtaining a First Class Honours degree.
- A student who has already commenced study for a research degree (MPhil, Ph.D. or equivalent) is not eligible.
- The candidate must be nominated by the prospective supervisor of the Ph.D. project and can only be submitted for consideration for a Carnegie or Caledonian Ph.D. Scholarship by one Scottish university.
- The number of submissions per Scottish university is subject to a quota (announced annually by the Trust). Each university must select its preferred candidates, according to its quota, in sufficient time to permit submission of the online application and endorsement forms ahead of the Trust’s deadline. The current quota for nominations is available in the appendix to these Regulations.
- The university selected candidates must register their details on the Trust’s online application system and complete an online application form. The application portal will open 4 weeks before the closing date for submissions and will be made available to the selected candidates by the administrator in charge of the selection process for the scholarships at their university. The name of the university contact is listed in the regulations for the scheme and applicant guide downloadable under the Guidelines and Regulations tab.
- Ahead of the submission deadline, the Ph.D. candidate’s application must be endorsed online by their prospective supervisor. As part of the nomination process, the prospective supervisor must also upload an Institutional Statement of Support completed by a senior academic in the relevant Departmental/School: Head, Deputy Head, Research Director, Postgraduate Studies Director or Dean. The institutional statement of support must also include the signature of a university representative who can confirm the nominee is one of its chosen candidates. The form is available from the university contact listed in the appendix to the Regulations and under the Guidelines and Regulations tab.
- The full online application and endorsement by the prospective supervisor for the selected candidates must be completed and submitted online to the Trust by 28th February 2018, 5:00 pm. The awards are announced by the end of May each year.
- Nominators and Nominees are under an obligation to inform the Trust without delay of any changes to the circumstances of the Nominee, including any awards received and/or examination results obtained after the nomination has been submitted.
Method of Application: The full online application and endorsement by the prospective supervisor for the selected candidates must be completed and submitted online to the Trust by 28th February 2018, 5:00 pm. The awards are announced by the end of May each year.
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
15 Fully Funded PhD Positions for Science Graduates 2018
The Institute of Cancer Research and European Commission are jointly offering PhD Positions for science graduates. PhD positions are available in the field of Autophagy around Europe (Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom).
Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Eligible Nationalities: Researchers of any nationality can apply.
Eligibility Criteria: Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs)
Eligibility will be checked based on the following cumulative criteria:
- Applicants Career Stage:Only Early Stage Researchers (ESR) can apply, that is, researchers of any nationality who, at the date of recruitment by the partner of DRIVE  have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree and  are in the first 4 years of his/her research career, counted from the date he/she obtained the degree that allows him/her to embark in a doctoral degree. Date of Recruitment means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of this project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
- Mobility:Applicants are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another). That is, at the date of recruitment, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the partner of DRIVE he/she is applying for, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account. For international European interest organisations or international organisations, recruited researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date at the same appointing organisation.
Method of Application: Application: eligible candidates should fill in the application form and upload a cover letter stating their motivation and research interests, an updated CV with the dates of relevant diplomas (day, month and year), and the contact information of 2 referee persons. Candidates should fill in the online application form.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9, 2018
Fully Funded PhD Scholarships at Queen’s University Belfast in UK, 2019
The Queen’s University Belfast is now accepting applications for Leverhulme (LINCS) PhD Scholarship Opportunities for the year 2018. LINCS offers fully-funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants.
The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) at Queen’s University Belfast has been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Eligible Nationalities: UK or EU citizens are eligible to apply. Applications from non-UK or non-EU citizens may be accepted on an exceptional basis but additional funding to cover International student fees is not available and must be secured by the applicant prior to starting.
- Applicants must hold a minimum 2nd Class Upper Degree (2:1) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Technology,
- Social Science or Humanities Based subject
- Applicants must be a UK or EU citizen
- Applications from non-UK or non-EU citizens may be accepted on an exceptional basis but additional funding to cover International student fees is not available and must be secured by the applicant prior to starting
- Applicants must be proficient in both writing and speaking in English
- Successful applicants must be prepared to live and work in Northern Ireland for the duration of their studies
- Interested candidates must consult the main topic contact at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their research plans and application, or Professor John Morison in relation to an Open Proposal.
Method of Application: Follow the steps below to apply:
Before you apply you will need to explore with our Project Contacts whether your area of research interest can be supervised and supported. Please see the lead supervisor indicated beside each project.
The full list of specific projects for 2017 entry can be found here – ? LINCS Information and Guidance Notes 2017
In addition to the specific projects listed under each priority theme, applicants may propose their own interdisciplinary topic that aligns with one or more of the priority themes.
In this case, please contact Professor John Morison in the first instance.
Complete an Online Application Form
All applications must be made via the Queen’s University Applications Portal.
You must include the code LINCS18 on your application form to indicate that you wish to be considered for a LINCS award.
Applicants should choose the option “I wish to be considered for external funding” and then enter LINCS18 in the free text box which follows.
Completing your application
- All applicants must provide an up-to-date CV; this should be uploaded to the Admissions Portal as a separate document*
- All applicants are required to provide a 100-400 word statement detailing how their Ph.D. will address the interdisciplinary aspects of the LINCS programme
- Applicants wishing to propose an interdisciplinary Ph.D. topic of their own, that aligns with one or more of the LINCS priority themes, mustupload a 400-word research proposal that describes the topic as a separate document.* This research proposal must clearly identify a potential supervisory team and which of the themes it relates to
- Applicants must provide the name of an Academic Referee in support. Failure to provide a referee will result in the application being rejected
- Please note, failure to include the reference LINCS18 in the free text box may result in your application not being allocated or considered for funding.
*Please note that only one document can be uploaded, you must combine your CV and Research Proposal into one document (word or PDF).
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Israel Hebrew PhD Fellowship at University of Jerusalem 2018-2019
The new Leonard Davis Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship is now available for the academic year 2018-2019. Israeli and international candidates are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme. The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to Israeli and International candidates.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
Eligible Nationalities: Israeli and International candidates are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Eligibility Criteria: The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations is pleased to offer one or more postdoctoral Fellowships. Applications are welcome from Israeli and International candidates working on issues related to International Relations.
- Fellowships will be paid over a period of twelve months from October 2018 till September 2019.
- Applicants must submit their dissertation no later than September 30, 2018, or hold a doctoral degree granted after September 2013?.
- Fellows are expected to submit an article or other academic publication, based on their research during the post-doc period. Any publication should acknowledge the support of the Davis Institute. Fellows are also expected to be involved in the Institute’s academic and public activities, as well as organize an academic event (Public lecture, workshop etc.).
- Fellows will be eligible for a shared office space, full access to the Hebrew University libraries, and the Institute’s facilities. Fellowship recipients are required to spend at least nine months in residence at the Leonard Davis Institute. During their stay, they are required to be present at their office at least three days a week.
Method of Application: The mode of application is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
PhD Fellowships for Non-Chinese Citizens at CCSP, China 2018
The new Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) PhD Fellowships Admission has now launched for the academic year 2018-2019. Applicants can apply for one of the two programmes i.e. Sino-foreign Joint Research PhD Fellowship and Sino-foreign cooperative training PhD” project.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Eligible Nationalities: Non-Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must have been:
- Non-Chinese citizens.
- Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is required to reach level 5, with the same level of proficiency in Chinese is preferred.
Method of Application: Log on to ccsp.chinese.cn to submit an online application and send the original and all other application materials to the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
- One notarized copy of transcripts, degree certificates and Chinese translations during undergraduate and master study.
- 2 letters of recommendation in the field of experts.
- Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) transcripts.
- Master’s thesis abstracts and other research results.
- PhD program.
- Confucius Institute recommended a letter to give priority. (Please send the application materials to kongzischolarship-at-gmail.com first and write a recommendation letter after we review it.)
Scholarship Application Deadline: February 13, 2018
PhD Research Position at University of Oxford in UK, 2018
Applications are inviting for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to join the Cryptography Group at the Mathematical Institute, the University of Oxford in association with the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab (OEDSL).
Course Level: The position is available to pursue postdoctoral research programme.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, together with the relevant experience. Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes with the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.
Method of Application:
- Applicants can apply through the online processor.
- Applicants should read the job description before writing their application will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including the full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of the online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date.)
Scholarship Application Deadline: January 10, 2018