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NERC PhD Studentship - Biological Sciences

School of Biology

Newcastle University

Subjects: Animal Sciences | Biological Sciences | Botany/Plant Science | Cell Biology | Environmental Science/Ecology | Molecular Biology


The School of Biology has received funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) to support one of the following three-year PhD projects:


Declines and Conservation of Threatened Galliformes in the Himalayas

Lead supervisor: Dr M Whittingham, m.j.whittingham@ncl.ac.uk


Mapping Fungal Diversity in UK Woodland: Combining Traditional and Molecular Approaches

Lead supervisor: Dr J Stach, jem.stach@ncl.ac.uk


The Maintenance of Sex Polymorphism in Wild Plantago Species: the Role of Intergenomic Conflict and Restorer Genes

Lead supervisor: Dr K Wolff, kirsten.wolff@ncl.ac.uk


For project details, please see the School of Biology website, www.ncl.ac.uk/biology/postgrad/research/NERC2010.htm


Value of the Award and Eligibility

Depending on how you meet NERC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,290 (2009/10). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.


Person Specification

You should have, or expect to achieve, a first-class, or upper-second-class, Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Candidates with a relevant MSc (distinction or merit) are also welcome to apply.


How to Apply

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form (www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/applicationforms) inserting the reference number BI003 and selecting ‘PhD School of Biology – Biological Sciences' as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal statement required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship you are interested in, quote the reference number BI003 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.


You should also send your covering letter and CV to Nikki Morton, Postgraduate Secretary, School of Biology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU or by email to n.j.morton@ncl.ac.uk

Funding information


Funding applies to:

Open to applicants from a range of countries


Contacts and how to apply


Application deadline:


18 June 2010

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