President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award
Type of award
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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.
- 3.5 year fully-funded studentship
- Tuition fees at home or international rate
- Annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend .
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.
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
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:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgy and Corrosion
- Physics and Astronomy
- Textiles and Apparel
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
This funding is available to all nationalities.
Other eligibility criteria
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.
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.
Contact details for enquiries
- Barbara Ruggeri
Faculty Teaching, Learning and Students Officer