NERC PhD Studentship - Biological Sciences
School of Biology
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, email@example.com
Mapping Fungal Diversity in UK Woodland: Combining Traditional and Molecular Approaches
Lead supervisor: Dr J Stach, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maintenance of Sex Polymorphism in Wild Plantago Species: the Role of Intergenomic Conflict and Restorer Genes
Lead supervisor: Dr K Wolff, email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries
Contacts and how to apply
18 June 2010