The University of Central Lancashire advertises a range of funding schemes at different times through the year. These include the University’s own studentships and bursaries and those from external organisations including the Research Councils, the NHS, commerce and industry. Most funding is for PhD places.
Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees. Some may also include a maintenance grant.
A list of schemes currently open for applications is listed below.
Note: CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE ADVERTISED RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS
Applications are invited for a Applications are invited for three full-time and part-time PhD bursaries. The bursary is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to both Home, EU and International applicants. The bursary will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. International Applicants may apply but will be required to fund the difference between Home/EU and International Fees. The successful applicant will commence either on 1 April 2014 or 1 July 2014. View further information.
Three Bursaries open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in the area of Policing and Criminal investigation. Proposals may reflect a range of disciplines, crossing over with psychology, criminology, forensic science, sociology and law. The key aim should be to provide outcomes that directly inform and improve policing practices. Please click here for current projects and research activities.
Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of around 3,000-4,000 words indicating what you want to research, how you will do it and why it is important. It should indicate the area you are focussing on and include a draft timeline of how you will execute a three year degree program. At this early stage of the process proposals should show evidence of:
Proposals should include a working title, literature review, research questions/aims, proposed methodology, potential outcomes/conclusions/implications, research timetable and references.
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. A Master’s Degree is also desirable.
Informal project related enquiries may be directed to: Dr Michelle McManus
To apply for this studentship, email Research Admissions quoting reference number RS/13/24 or contact the Graduate Research School Office on 01772 895082.
Closing Date: 21st February 2014
Proposed Interview Date: 7th March 2014
The Jeremiah Horrocks Institute is pleased to announce the availability of several new STFC- and University-funded PhD Studentships, as part of its postgraduate intake for October 2012.
Partially or fully-self-funded full-time or part-time students will also be considered. We are targeting enthusiastic and self-motivated students interested in joining one of the UK's most rapidly growing astrophysical research groups.
Due to STFC residence criteria, this studentship will not be open to international students.
To apply for this studentship, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number JHI.
Reference Number: RS/13/26
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD (via MPhil). The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to both Home, EU and International applicants. The bursary will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus an annual maintenance grant of £13863 per annum (2014/15 rates.) International Applicants may apply but will be required to fund the difference between Home/EU and International Fees. The successful applicant will commence on 1 October 2014.
Project Title - North Korea: Justice, security and international relations
The doctoral work will relate to any area of study of the domestic or foreign politics of North Korea and/or the international relations of Korea (North and/ or South) and will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Hazel Smith. The doctoral student will have international opportunities as IKSU collaborates with senior academics and practitioners from round the world, including Korea, South and North, the United States, China, Russia, Japan and Europe.
Applicants must submit a detailed research proposal, a cv, a covering letter and evidence of rigorous academic training, through having obtained a good Masters degree.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Hazel Smith email: email@example.com
Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS1326) should be directed to the Research Student Registry. Tel: 01772 895082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 1st May 2014
Reference Number: RS/13/25
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD (via MPhil) in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, The studentship is tenable for up to 3.5 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to both Home, EU and International applicants. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a maintenance grant for 3.5 years (2014/15 rate £13, 863 per annum). International Applicants may apply but will be required to fund the difference between Home/EU and International Fees. The successful applicant will commence on 1 October 2014.
Project Title – Graphene: made to measure
Graphene, the wonder material that won Andre Geim the Nobel Prize in 2010, looks set to revolutionise the world of technology. It is flexible, thin, transparent and more conductive than copper. In addition, it can be made in several shapes, for example hexagonal plates, continuous films and even zig-zag ribbons. Each of these shapes has a different electronic character. However, the palette of shapes is currently limited; if any shape desired could be patterned, whole circuits could be drawn out. Even electronic components such as transistors could be made just by drawing a particular shape in the graphene at a particular location in the circuit.
The most technologically relevant and scaleable method of manufacturing graphene is currently via growth on a metallic substrate, from which it can then be lifted and used as a component. The PhD project involves using new kinds of substrates to influence the growth of the graphene so that it can be patterned during growth. This patterning will result in changes to the electronic structure of the graphene, optimising its properties for use in various technologies, for example solar cells or display panels.
Atomic-scale microscopy, diffraction and compositional analysis will be undertaken, using facilities available within the new Nanophysics laboratory recently established at UCLan. Where appropriate, additional experiments will be conducted using the advanced facilities available within other laboratories in the UK such as Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire and the Surface Science Research Centre in Liverpool.
Applicants should have, or expect to receive a minimum of UK 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a related discipline.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Joe Smerdon email: email@example.com
Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS1325) should be directed to the Research Student Registry. Tel: 01772 895082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 30 April 2014
CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP