Northumbria Research Support

Northumbria Collaborative Research Studentship Scheme Open

Handshake 52-365 by Julia Taylor CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Northumbria’s Collaborative Research Studentships scheme is currently open for applications. The scheme will jointly fund up to 15 PhD studentships per year in any discipline in collaboration with external organisations: private, public or voluntary sector; small, medium or large; regional, national or international.

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The application form should be completed by the proposed Northumbria University supervisor and submitted to Tim Baxter, Graduate School Manager.

The annual cost of the studentship (Home/EU fees, stipend and training budget) is £20,000, half of which will be provided by the University and the other half to be met by an external partner. The current round is accepting applications for studentships which will commence in Autumn 2013.

Further details on the scheme are below:

  • Funding (stipend, fees, training budget and other associated costs) to be shared 50 : 50 between the University and external partner.
  • The research degree funding programme to last for 3 years.
  • The scheme allows the candidate to spend some time in the partner organisation [the exact amount of time to be individually negotiated between the relevant parties].
  • Intellectual Property Rights to be agreed and signed by both parties prior to commencement of the programme.
  • All University Academic and Student Regulations and the PGR Code of Practice must apply to any registered student.

Eligibility criteria for the candidate, topic and supervisor are listed below:

1)      Candidate

  • Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. minimum of upper second class honours degree or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities (preference for 1st class honours); or Masters degree (with distinction)
  • Appropriate IETLS score, if required
  • Home/EU students will have full fees covered. International students must self-fund the difference between the international and home/EU fees

2)      Research Topic

  • Alignment with Faculty Research plans

3)      Proposed Principal Supervisor

  • Research active – has current or recent research of a standard and quality consistent with submission to Research Excellence Framework
  • Relevant subject expertise
  • Attended compulsory supervisor workshop (within last 3 years)

4)      Faculty Resource

  • An appropriate level of any required additional financial resource in place to support the studentship for its duration, including consumables where relevant; and
  • Appropriate space available to accommodate the doctoral student

All applications will be considered at monthly Research Advisory Group meetings, chaired by the PVC (Research and Innovation).


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