President's Doctoral Scholar Award
The University of Manchester launched the President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award on Monday 31st October 2011.
This flagship funding scheme, which is strongly supported by the University's President and Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, will offer over 100 elite studentships each year and be underpinned by a core investment of £2.5m over four years.
"It is an absolute priority for the University of Manchester to support and develop tomorrow's global research leaders." Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
The PDS Award will give the most outstanding students from across the UK and from around the world a foundation to support research training with prominent academics across a full range of subjects.
Successful PDS Award candidates will receive funding for their doctoral studies as well as an additional £1000 enhancement to their stipend/living allowance. They will also;
- be invited to attend a series of exclusive events where they will have the opportunity to meet the University's President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Award students.
- benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars.
- become a PDS ambassador for the University.
- benefit from our extensive transferable skills training programmes for PhD researchers.
- receive a President's Doctoral Scholar medal at graduation.
The President's Doctoral Scholar Awards are open to all nationalities and research areas, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who have the commitment and desire to work on challenging research projects in world leading research environments.
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH INFORMATION SESSION - MONDAY 5th DECEMBER 2011
Find out more about the PDS Award and the application process at the forthcoming PG Information Session. For details on how to register for this event click here
HOW TO APPLY
The closing date has now passed for September 2012 entry applications. Applications for 2013 entry will be open from October 2012.
Covers all aspects of research in the engineering and physical sciences (chemical engineering and analytical science; chemistry; computer science; earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences; electrical and electronic engineering; materials; mathematics; mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering; physics and astronomy)
Covers discipline areas of arts, histories and cultures; education; environment and development; languages, linguistics and cultures; law; business; social sciences.
Research areas include cell-matrix; cell organisation and dynamics; channels and transporters; computational and evolutionary biology; developmental biology; eye and vision sciences; history of science technology and medicine; immunology and molecular microbiology; molecular cancer studies; neurosciences, RNA and protein control systemes; structural and functional systems.
Research activity covers a wide range of disciplines impacting on the medical, biological, health, clinical and psychological sciences.
If you have any queries regarding the application process or eligibility criteria please contact the relevant Faculty PDS Award co-ordinator in the first instance;
- Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Ian Bradley email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (0) 161 306 3993
- Faculty of Humanities
email: email@example.com tel: +44 (0) 161 306 1114
- Faculty of Life Sciences
Jessica Bowler email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5537
- Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
James Power email: email@example.com tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1436
- Manchester Doctoral College
Claire Hughes email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (0) 161 275 8792