Doctoral studentship for the students of UK/European economic area (EEA) national in the field of biomedical at the National Institutes of Health campus, 2013
About Scholarship: This scheme provides opportunities for the most promising postgraduate students to undertake international, collaborative four-year PhD training based in both a UK/Republic of Ireland (RoI) academic institution and the intramural campus of the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda (Maryland, USA).
Background: This is a partnership between the Trust and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), uniting the two organisations through their shared interest in promoting the training of exceptional students in international collaborative biomedical research. The programme will provide successful candidates with the support to train in some of the best laboratories in academic institutions in the UK/RoI and the USA. We will fund up to five studentships per annum.
Students will undertake a collaborative project and be co-mentored by supervisors at both locations. It is envisioned that the student will spend an equal amount of time in both laboratories, although the specific division of time will be dictated by the nature of the research project. Students funded under this scheme will be integrated with the NIH Graduate Partnership Programme, and will have access to the excellent support and benefits that the programme provides.
Study Subject: Biomedical research
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health
Scholarship can be taken at: UK/Republic of Ireland/ USA
Eligibility: You should be a UK/European Economic Area (EEA) national with (or be in your final year and expected to obtain) a first- or upper-second-class honours degree or an equivalent EEA graduate qualification. You must have: a suitable doctoral supervisor at an eligible academic host institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The host institution must be able to confer doctoral degrees a suitable supervisor at a NIH institute. The NIH supervisor should hold a tenured or tenure-track position for the proposed period of the award and should be willing to provide funding for the student whilst at the NIH.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: UK/European Economic Area (EEA) national
Cover: The studentship is awarded for four years with support provided by the Wellcome Trust (in the UK/Republic of Ireland) and the NIH (in the USA). Our funding will provide support for the student’s stipend [Excel 36KB], PhD fees, college fees (if required) and a contribution towards research costs. NIH will provide awards to students that include a level of financial support and applicable travel costs commensurate with that provided to other graduate students consistent with the customary practice for NIH training programmes.
Apply: Electronically, the application form [621KB] should be completed and submitted by the closing date – see ‘Deadlines’. An electronic copy (as a Word document) should be emailed. One signed hard copy should be addressed to the ‘Wellcome Trust-NIH PhD studentships’ at the Trust’s postal address – see ‘Contacts’. Late applications will not be accepted. Please see the guidance notes [Word 264KB] and a document outlining the responsibilities and obligations of supervisors [Word 46KB] for additional information about this scheme. Clinically qualified candidates will need to refer to the Clinical specialties list when completing the application form.
Deadline: 19 November 2012
Further Information: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/PhD-funding-and-undergraduate-opportunities/WTD027399.htm