Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships in UK or Republic of Ireland, 2015

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Wellcome Trust is providing a very small numbers of doctoral studentships at a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Studentships are available to undertake up to three years of full-time research on a medical humanities topic leading to a doctoral degree. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a subject that’s relevant to the Medical Humanities. Applications will not be considered from those who have already received support for their doctoral studies from another funding body or who are already registered for a research degree. The application deadline is 2 April 2015.. This scheme enables scholars to undertake up to three years of full-time research on a medical humanities topic leading to a doctoral degree at a university in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Strong preference is given to applicants intending to make a long-term academic career in the subject..
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a subject that’s relevant to the Medical Humanities.
· Your application must be sponsored by a senior member of the department, unit or institute, or a Medical Humanities grant holder (current or former), who would supervise you if an award is made.
· Applications will not be considered from those who have already received support for their doctoral studies from another funding body or who are already registered for a research degree.
· Unsuccessful applicants will normally not be allowed to resubmit in a subsequent year.
· Prospective applicants should note that only a very small number of doctoral studentships are awarded each year and that competition for them is intense.
Benefits of the scholarship: Support is provided for up to three years, and includes: -the student’s stipend -a set amount to cover conference travel, research expenses and, where justified, the cost of overseas fieldwork -all compulsory university and college fees at the UK/Irish home postgraduate student level. -Fees at the overseas rate will not be provided. -Institutions sponsoring candidates are expected to provide laptops and PCs as part of their postgraduate research-training infrastructure. -All students receiving a three-year award are expected to complete their writing-up and submit their theses in the final year of Trust support.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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