Calling all potential PhD students
Published 21 May 2012
Up to 40 new research studentships valued at up to £55,650 each are being offered by the University of Brighton's new Doctoral College.
The studentships will support full-time PhD study over a three-year period starting in the 2012/2013 academic year, for projects across the range of topics in the arts and humanities, life and physical sciences, and the social sciences.
There is a wide range of projects, from design and innovation, and youth 'delinquency', crisis, marginality and resistance to hypertension, anti-hypertensive medications and Alzheimer's disease. Depending on student's individual circumstances each research studentship is worth up to £55,650 over three years. It covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and includes a contribution of £14,300 per annum towards living expenses.
The Doctoral College is a university-wide initiative and fully supports doctoral studies within the university's broader research culture. The university's support for researcher development which includes the annual Future's Bright conference for early career and doctoral researchers, was recognised this year with the prestigious European HR Excellence in Research Award.
The studentships are open to UK/EU and international candidates, with the award for international students being of the same overall value and covering international tuition fees and a contribution towards living expenses. Successful candidates will be selected on academic merit and the university reserves the right to offer less than the full 40 studentships. Applications for these studentships close on 8 June 2012.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the University of Brighton moved up 21 places in the Times Higher Education quality league tables. Ninety-eight researchers submitted for the Art and Design unit of assessment, and achieved 35 per cent world-leading activity, with another nine units of assessment recording world-leading research.
Professor David Arnold, dean of the Doctoral College, said: "The University of Brighton is committed to delivering transformative research that has real-life positive impact. We believe there are two types of research – applied research and research that is yet to be applied. These new PhD studentships will support new student researchers who will make their own contributions to our body of high-quality research."
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