3 fully funded Lancaster University FST scholarships for PhD
Funding Type: Fully Funded PhD Project (UK/EU students only)
Type of Study: PhD
The Department will be offering three fully funded teaching scholarships commencing in October 2015. The awards are for 3.5 years for UK/EU applicants and provide full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a grant towards research training support.
We welcome applications from students in all areas of supervisory expertise; we very much encourage students to liaise with staff over their research topics and plans. Applications that bring important and innovative ideas to match and complement the research agenda of current staff are more likely to be successful. Enquiries can be directed to members of staff prior to application, using the contact details on their departmental web page http://www.psych.lancs.ac.uk/people/.
We particularly encourage applications for scholarships to work with early career staff who have not previously taken primary supervision of PhD students (a list of such staff can be provided by the Postgraduate Office email@example.com)
We have excellent research facilities and a first class supervision record with an outstanding submission success rate for our students. In addition, all our students receive their own research support budgets which can be used to attend national and international conferences. Successful applicants will be asked to provide (reasonable) support for teaching activities in the department, with training support provided by the University. This would normally involve leading first or second year seminar groups, and assisting in laboratory classes.
Further information about PhD study at Lancaster can be found here http://www.psych.lancs.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/.
By the deadline of Monday 20th April 2015 at 5pm, applicants must have completed an application to the department via the University Portal. We ask for a research proposal of up to 1000 words – note that this is different from standard applications because of the selection process involved. The application should identify an appropriate supervisor(s) and the applicant must ensure that references have been provided by the deadline (otherwise the application may not be considered). After the deadline, applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, before award decisions are made. Applicants who are unsuccessful for the scholarships will nonetheless be considered in terms of an offer of registration to the department (on a self-funded basis or where alternative funding can be identified).
The expectation is that applicants will have completed, at the start of their award, an MSc degree in Psychology or a related discipline.
You should apply online here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
For further information concerning the scholarships, or about postgraduate study more generally, please contact Dr John Towse, Director of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org)