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2011 MRC-Funded PhD Studentship in Genetics, UK

The studentship for research leading to a PhD is funded through a three year MRC Doctoral Training Award. The award will commence in October 2011. Students from EU countries who do not meet the UK residence requirements of the MRC are eligible for a fees-only award.

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Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 May 2011

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2011 Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates, UK: Medical, veterinary or dental

This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising newly qualified MB/PhD graduates, or those who have achieved a high-quality PhD during or before starting their medical degree. It will enable successful candidates to make an early start in developing their independent research careers, by undertaking a period of postdoctoral training in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas, and can be tailored to allow them to continue their postgraduate clinical training.Fellowships are for up to four years (see ‘Eligibility’) and, depending on the duration of the fellowship, would not be expected to exceed £350 000. Fellowships provide:

a salary set by the host institution, according to age and experience
research expenses (e.g. materials and consumables, animals, small items of equipment)
travel and overseas subsistence
support to attend scientific meetings.
No funding is provided for course fees or examination fees.

Support funds for research staff or substantial equipment are not normally provided. It is expected that an appropriate laboratory(ies) will be selected and that the majority of the necessary equipment and facilities required for the proposed research be available to the candidate.Fellowships may be taken up on a part-time employment basis, where appropriate. Applicants are advised to consult their training authority when designing the clinical component of their application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
15 April 2011

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ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Scholarships in Sociology , University of Sheffield, UK

As part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, we are offering 2 scholarships on the sociology training pathway for students wishing to study for a PhD in the Department of Sociological Studies. ESRC Scholarships provide an annual bursary of £13,590, Home/EU tuition fees and a contribution to research expenses. These scholarships are available on a 1+3 (MA+PhD) or a +3 basis (PhD). 1+3: is a four year registration where you would undertake the MA in Sociological Research and upon completion transfer to three year registration for MPhil/PhD           +3: if you already have an ESRC research training recognised MA, then application for the +3 studentships is appropriate. This is a three year award for students intending to study for their PhD only. The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), is a major new collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York with a total of 48 ESRC studentships per year over 5 years. The White Rose DTC is one of the largest consortia in the country and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities, particularly focused upon maximizing the social and economic benefits of your research. Students will work together with others studying in their discipline from across Yorkshire and have lots of opportunities to develop their Interdisciplinary networks and expertise. To be considered, interested students will need to have submitted all application materials by 31 March 2011. To make an application, please follow the appropriate link below.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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