Advanced Notice! 2014 PhD Studentship Competition

At the end of September the Graduate School will be launching the 2014 PhD Studentship Competition. The Competition will open for project proposals (from Academics) seeking funding for projects to start in September 2014, as part of the Fusion Investment Fund.

This year there will be approximately 50 studentships available across two parallel strands

  1. Matched Funded Projects
  2. Fully Funded

There will be two rounds for proposals with the first round launching on Monday 30 September 2013 which will close on Monday 6th January 2014.  In the event that not all studentships are allocated in the first round, a second round will be run subsequently for projects starting in January 2015.

To assist academics, a one day workshop will be organised, by Staff Development, to cover topics such as how to target and develop relationships with external organisations; networking and project costings etc.  This workshop will take place in October and further details will be available when the Competition is launched.

Further details about the 2014 PhD Studentship Competition, including the policy document and project proposal forms, will be available when the competition is launched on the 30th September.


Dr Fiona Knight
Academic Manager
The Graduate School