8 four-year fully funded PhD studentships
This prestigious BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the very best molecular, chemical and cellular bioscience research across the White Rose Consortium of Universities (Leeds, Sheffield and York), which maps on to the research themes of the BBSRC. Students will benefit from a regional PhD training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to enable students to develop a range of research skills in biological and biochemical areas as well as equip them with core mathematical, data analysis and generic professional skills that are necessary for bioscience research in the coming decades. At York, the White Rose Partnership brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry spanning different research centres (BPSI, CII, CNAP, JBU, YCCS, YESI, and YSBL).
Our 4-year fully funded PhD programme in Mechanistic Biology offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in Food Security, Bioenergy and Industrial Technology and World Class Bioscience.
Projects available for application (closing date 7 January 2019)
Studentships: 9 four-year fully funded PhD studentships will be available soon on this prestigious programme for entry in October 2019. To be considered you need to select a suitable project from the list available and submit an application through the University of York online system. Please check the How to apply tab before submitting your application.
Value: The studentships are fully funded by BBSRC and cover: (i) a tax-free annual stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£15,004 estimated for 2019 academic year), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.
Eligibility: The studentships are available to UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found at the following website: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/
Entry requirements: Students with, or expecting to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply. The interdisciplinary nature of this programme means that we welcome applications from students with backgrounds in any biological, chemical, and/or physical science, or students with mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills in addressing biological questions. Please check the How to apply tab for further details.
Shortlisting: Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for interview in the week commencing on Monday 28 January 2019.
Interviews: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to take place at the University of York on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February 2019. Candidates will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation prior to their interview by an academic panel.
Queries: If you have any queries about a specific project, please contact the appropriate project supervisors. Their emails can be found on our academic staff list. If you have any queries related to the application process please contact our Biology Admissions Office email@example.com
Applications are made via "Select" (our University's Online Application Service). Your application can be completed in stages as our online system allows you to save your progress and come back later to finish it. We do not require you to provide a sample of written work.
Students applying for this research programme should normally have obtained an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).
The studentships are available to UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found at the following website:http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/
Please try to identify a research project that suits you. This is to ensure a proper match between your research interests and your prospective supervisors. You can select up to 3 projects, however we would encourage informal discussions with different project supervisors to help you to rank projects in order of preference. Contact details for academic staff can be found on each project description.
To submit your application, please click on the 'APPLY NOW' button inside the project description. This will take you to the University's Online Application Service. Please select '2019 October, Full Time' or '2019 October Part Time' as your start date and then click on the 'Start application' button. It is very important that you write the title of the project you are applying to, and the names of the project supervisors. If you decide to apply for more than one project (maximum three), please number them in order of preference. The deadline for applications will be Monday 7 Januaty 2019.
Once your application has been received, it will be assessed by the appropriate project supervisors. You might be asked to take part in a telephone or skype interview to discuss your suitability for the project. The strongest applications will then be forwarded to the White Rose Admissions Committee for shortlisting. If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for a formal interview where you will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to the panel. The interviews will take place in the Department of Biology on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February 2019. Video interviews can be arranged for international applicants. You will be notified as soon as possible after the interview dates whether your application has been successful, placed on a reserve list, or unsuccessful. If you are successful, you will be required to confirm your intention to accept the studentship within 10 days.
If you have any queries related to the application process please contact our Biology Admissions Office firstname.lastname@example.org
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