A reminder that BU is running two drop-in support sessions this week for Academic Staff considering applying for the BU Matched Funded Studentship Competition which launched last month.
The sessions will be facilitated by a number of Academic and Professional staff who will be available to answer questions about securing matched funding, developing research degree projects or the application process.
There will be two sessions:
- Lansdowne Campus: When: Tuesday 12 November 2019 | Time: 12:00-13:00 | Where: EB203
- Talbot Campus: When: Thursday 14 November 2019 | Time: 12:00-13:00 | Where: F106
Please ensure you are familiar with the allocative process (see below) before you come.
The competition plays an important role in growing PGR numbers, building and strengthening of a greater number of external relationships, providing a stronger Fusion learning experience for our PGRs. For 2020, there will be up to 46 matched funded PhD studentships available over three strands:
- PhD Studentship Strand 1 Allocative Matched Funding (up to 9 matched funded studentships)
- PhD Studentship Strand 2 Competitive Matched Funding (up to 31 matched funded studentships)
- PhD Studentship Strand 3 DTC Pump Priming (up to 6 matched funded studentships).
In addition, for the first time this year, BU is offering a limited number of MRes Studentship Competitive Matched Funding (up to 3 matched funded studentships).
At this stage, academic staff are invited to submit proposals for matched funded Studentship projects which, if successful, will be advertised to recruit PhD candidates for a September 2020 start.
Full details, including the BU Studentship Allocative Process and Proposal Form, can be found on the Doctoral College Staff Intranet .
Applications should be submitted to the Doctoral College via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020.
If you have any questions about your application please speak with your Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice (DDRPP) or the Doctoral College Academic Managers: Dr Fiona Knight (for FST or FHSS enquiries) or Dr Julia Taylor (for FM or FMC enquiries).
Please ensure applications contain all relevant information (project proposal signed by Faculty DDRPP; letter of support from matched funder; due diligence form signed by Faculty DDRPP) as incomplete applications will not be considered.