PhD Scholarship – AIM Doctorate Program


January 12, 2024
We have a range of exciting and diverse PhD projects at our 3 partner university institutions of Birmingham (UoB), Leicester (UoL) and Nottingham (UoN) which are now open for application for a September 2024 start.

This year, we are offering up to 9 studentships at the University of Birmingham, 7 at the University of Nottingham and 5 at the University of Leicester. Of these, up to 30% can be for international students, due to MRC guidelines.

Projects with an industry partner (iCASE projects) offer a unique opportunity to undertake translational research.

The deadline for submitting applications is midday (GMT) Friday 12 January 2024. Please ensure that your application is submitted with all required documentation as incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should include:

completed application form
a CV consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4
a transcript of module marks (if available at the time of applying)
please complete the ED&I form – there is no need to submit a copy of the form or evidence of completion with your application. The form only needs to be completed once regardless of how many applications you submit.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 9 February 2024 via email. If you don’t receive an email by this date then your application has not been shortlisted and you will not be invited for interview. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications the DTP receives, we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 26 February 2024 and will be held via Zoom. Please ensure you are available for the whole week as if you are invited for interview, we are unable to offer any alternative interview dates/time. Candidate who are invited for interview/on the interview reserve list will be invited to an online interview information session with the DTP Leads/student representatives which will take place 14:30 – 15:30 (GMT) Friday 16 February 2024.

We strongly encourage you to contact the supervisor(s) of the project(s) you are interested in before submitting an application.

Due to stipulations from the funders, recruitment for international candidates to the DTP is capped at 30% of the whole cohort.
To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria and the associated residency requirements:

• Be a UK National or,
• Have settled status or,
• Have pre-settled status or,
• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

If a candidate does not meet the criteria above, they would be classed as an International student. International students will need to meet the English language requirements of the home institution.

This will not apply to Irish nationals living in the UK and Ireland whose right to study and to access benefits and services will be preserved on a reciprocal basis for UK and Irish nationals under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Academic requirement

Applicants must hold, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in a relevant subject. A master’s qualification in a related area could be beneficial, as could additional relevant research experience.

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