The University Alliance is pleased to announce the new programme for international PhD fellowships part-funded by the European Union. This is a three year fully funded fellowship available for worldwide researchers across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Course Level:Â Fellowships are available to study PhD programme.
Number ofÂ Scholarships:Â 83 Fellowships are available.
ScholarshipÂ can be taken inÂ the UK
The DTA3/COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme (DTA3 / COFUND) will be delivered across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The fifteen universities are:
- University of Brighton
- Coventry University
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Greenwich
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Huddersfield
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Nottingham Trent University
- The Open University
- University of Portsmouth
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of South Wales
- Teesside University
- Ulster University
Eligible Countries:Â This Fellowship is available for worldwide researchers.
Eligibility Criteria:Â To qualify for a DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship opportunity, applicants must
- Be â€˜early-stage researchersâ€™ (i.e. in the first four years of their research careers and not have a doctoral degree). See Guidance from the EU for the definition of anÂ early-stage researcher;
- Not have been resident, nor carried out their main activity, in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before taking up a DTA3 / COFUND opportunity
- Not already be permanently employed by the entity where the DTA3 / COFUND opportunity will take place.
- Have a postgraduate masterâ€™s degree or a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the chosen research topic (see individual project details for more information);
- Have a strong scholarly interest in the research, and a high level of motivation;
- Demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university.
- For full details of requirements see the DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral fellowshipÂ job description and person specification.
- All participating universities have a commitment to equality and diversity and welcome applications from under-represented groups. In addition, all participating universities areÂ â€˜Disability Confidentâ€™ or equivalent employers.
- Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, the fulfillment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, andÂ confirmation of the candidateâ€™s right to work in the UK or ability to secure a valid visa, if required, fromÂ UK Visas and Immigration.
Method of Application:Â The information submitted in this application form will be shared with participating universities of the DTA3 / COFUND Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD fellowship programme, the EU (REA), independent members of the selection panel and relevant partners including those hosting international and industry placements. This will enable the assessment and selection of Early Stage Researchers to participate in the DTA3 / COFUND training programme and to support monitoring and evaluation of the initiative.
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In order to be eligible for a DTA3/ Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship, applicants must not have been resident, nor carried out their main activity, in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before taking up a DTA3 opportunity
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â October 8, 2018