TheÂ Queenâ€™s University BelfastÂ is now accepting applications for Leverhulme (LINCS) PhD Scholarship Opportunities for the year 2018. LINCS offersÂ fully-funded doctoral studentshipsÂ to outstanding applicants.
The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) at Queenâ€™s University Belfast has been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science.
Course Level:Â Scholarship is available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Eligible Nationalities:Â 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 candidatesÂ mustÂ consult the main topic contact at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss their research plans and application, orÂ Professor John MorisonÂ in relation to an Open Proposal.
Method of Application:Â 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 theÂ lead supervisorÂ indicated beside each project.
The full list of specific projects for 2017 entry can be found hereÂ â€“ ?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 contactÂ Professor John MorisonÂ in the first instance.
Complete an Online Application Form
All applications must be made via theÂ Queenâ€™s University Applications Portal.
You must include the codeÂ LINCS18Â on your application form to indicate that you wish to be considered for a LINCS award.
Applicants should choose the option â€œI wish to be considered for external fundingâ€ and then enterÂ LINCS18Â 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 aÂ 100-400Â 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,Â mustÂ upload a 400-word research proposalÂ that describes the topic as a separate document.* This research proposal mustÂ clearly identifyÂ a potential supervisory team and which of the themes it relates to
- Applicants must provide the name of an Academic Referee in support.Â Failure to provide a referee will result in the application being rejected
- Please note, failure to include the referenceÂ LINCS18 in the free text box may result in your application not being allocated or considered for funding.
*Please note thatÂ only one document can be uploaded, you must combine your CV and Research Proposal into one document (word or PDF).
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â January 15, 2018