President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing department

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Value

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers funding through the  President¿s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award scheme , launched by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell. PDS Awards are open to all nationalities and across all research disciplines, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who have the commitment and desire to work on challenging research projects in a world leading research environment.

Funding Details

  • 3.5 year fully-funded studentship
  • Tuition fees at home or international rate
  • Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to   UKRI minimum stipend .

Specified use

These scholarships are open to all nationalities and across all research areas, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who have the commitment and desire to work on challenging research projects in a world leading research environment.

Tenable period

3.5 years.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Not specified

Funding provider

The University of Manchester's Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Corrosion
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Textiles and Apparel

Academic requirements

In order to be considered for this award you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid academic offer to start a PhD programme in September 2022.
  • Hold (or be about to obtain) a first class honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
  • Ideally hold a master¿s-level qualification at merit or distinction (or international equivalent).
  • Have some research related experience. This may include undergraduate projects, placements, internships, contributions to publications/articles, promoting research to a wider audience, prizes for previous work or setting up collaborations with other groups.
  • Be able to demonstrate involvement in broader activities e.g. outreach, volunteering, community engagement, engagement in EDIA and other extra-curricular activities

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

The President's Doctoral Scholar Awards are open to all nationalities and research areas, and will be of interest to students of the highest calibre who have the commitment and desire to work on challenging research projects in world leading research environments

Application procedure

PDS Awards work on a nomination basis, the lead supervisor will consider you for nomination and will support you through the process. It is important that you have had significant contact with the supervisory team during the application process and that they are aware that you wish to be considered for funding.

In order to be considered, applicants must hold an academic offer for a place on one of our PhD programmes. It is therefore essential that you apply for a place on the PhD programme of your choice as early as possible. Full details of our research projects can be found on the relevant department webpages as well as information on how to apply for our PhD programmes.

Selection criteria

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed by the Faculty Scholarships Panel.

Candidates will be notified by email.

Interviews for this recruitment cycle will be conducted via Zoom.

The Faculty Scholarships Panel will assess interviewees based on their PDS nomination form, a short verbal presentation and interview questions.

Selection body

Selections will be made by Faculty PGR Services and departmental Admissions Teams, who will work together to communicate outcomes to candidates.

Closing date

To be confirmed

Contact details for enquiries

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