President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards at University of Manchester in UK, 2014

The University of Manchester within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences is offering up to 20 President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards for outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities starting from October 2014. These awards are open to all nationalities and research areas. Applicants must have obtained (or expect to obtain) a minimum first-class honours degree (or equivalent) and ideally hold a Masters-level qualification at merit or distinction. They should have a track-record of engaging with research. February 24, 2014 is the application deadline.. The University of Manchester has launched a £2.5m investment in PhD training with the creation of the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS). These prestigious awards are open to all nationalities and research areas. Within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, PDS funding will be allocated to our most outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities starting from October 2014. They aim to award up to 20 scholarships as part of our 2014 PhD recruitment round. Based on the academic track-record of applicants and evidence of research potential, we will select our Presidential Scholars from the various applicants across our 2014 funding schemes. For this reason, PhD projects will not be listed as offering PDS awards at this stage. Instead, our most outstanding applicants will receive confirmation of their PDS status alongside confirmation of their PhD place and funding..  The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at the University of Manchester in UK.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants must have obtained (or expect to obtain) a minimum first
· class honours degree (or equivalent), and ideally hold a Masters
· level qualification at merit or distinction. They should have a track
· record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications/articles, promoting their research to a wider audience, prizes/accolades for previous research work, representing their research group at external events, setting up collaborations etc.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The scholarships will provide £1, 000 enhancements to their funded stipend/living allowance. They will also have the opportunity to: -Be invited to attend a series of exclusive events where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS students -Benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars -Become a PDS ambassador for the University -Benefit from our extensive transferable skills training for PhD researchers.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Not Known
Number of scholarships: Up to 20 scholarships will be offered.

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