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UCLan Research Bursaries and Studentships

UCLan advertises a range of funding schemes for postgraduate research at various 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.

Available funding

Most funding is for PhD places. Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees, and 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 THESE ADVERTISED RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Reference RS/16/04

Applications are invited for a full time MSc (By Research) studentship. The studentship is tenable for up to 1 year full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 October 2016

Project Title: Development of an in vitro Blood Brain Barrier Model

Project Description

Currently, research into the effects of current and novel therapeutics to treat glioma are based primarily around the use of static cell cultures. This project will develop a dynamic in vitro blood brain barrier model (DIV-BBB; Flocel Inc, OH, USA) which will incorporate the use of mono and co-cultures of astrocyte, pericyte and microvascular endothelial cells in the analysis of the ability of molecules to cross the BBB.

Candidates should have (or expect to hold) a UK Bachelor of Science degree at 2:1 or above in a Biological Science (or equivalent qualification)
International applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTs 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the project please contact Dr Gail Welsby email gwelsby@uclan.ac.uk tel 01772 893501

For the application form and full details go to:
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php

Completed application form (click to download) should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk quoting the studentship reference number.

Closing Date: 14 August 2016
Proposed Interview Date Week commencing 22 August 2016

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP

Download The Description and Specification for more information.

Reference RS/16/03

Applications are invited for two full time PhD (via MPhil) studentships. The studentships are tenable for up to 3.5 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates and provide a maintenance grant of £14,846 (subject to inflation) per year. As Collaborative Doctoral Awards the studentships are available for up to 3.5 years to support training in research in the professional environment and for outreach work that will form a core part of the project. It is expected the successful applicants will commence 1 October 2016. The studentship is open to Home and EU students only due to AHRC residency requirements. EU students may only be eligible for fees only, for further guidance see AHRC website

Project Title: Settling down around the Solway Plain: the Mesolithic/Neolithic Transition in Cumbria.

University of Central Lancashire and Oxford Archaeology Ltd are collaborating on an AHRC funded research project investigating the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in Cumbria. This builds on the discovery of the exceptionally well preserved site at Stainton West discovered by Oxford Archaeology in advance of the Carlisle Northern Development Route.

Two fully funded studentships will contextualise this and other important recent discoveries in Cumbria. Archaeological data from the region is particularly well preserved as collections of stone tools and fossil plant remains. These two categories of evidence will form the basis of two linked investigations concerned with human transformations of material culture and the natural world.

Project 1 - Stones of Contention: lithics and the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in Cumbria.
Successful applicants will develop a project which uses lithics to understand the social and cultural affiliations of hunter-gatherer and farming societies in the study area and to analyse how traditions of manufacture, use and deposition changed between the Mesolithic and Neolithic. It is expected that the research will draw upon methods such as lithic typology, spatial analysis of lithic distributions, XRF and ICPMS analysis of lithic sources.

Project 2 - Living in a transformed landscape: environmental evidence for the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition in Cumbria.

Successful applicants will develop a project which provides a detailed understanding of social and cultural interactions with the Mesolithic and Neolithic environment. The research will draw on the analysis of fossil pollen from multiple cores, and plant macro-fossil samples, alongside an integrated analysis of waterlogged and carbonised plant remains, worked wood, insect remains and soil micromorphology.

The studentships are funded as collaborative doctoral awards through the AHRC training grant scheme. Six months during the studentships will be devoted to training on research within the commercial environment and the development of public outreach material about the project.

A Master’s degree in Archaeology/related field or equivalent professional experience in Archaeology is essential.
For an informal discussion about the project please contact Dr Rick Peterson email: rpeterson@uclan.c.uk

Further information

Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 01/08/2016
Proposed Interview Date: Week commencing 29/08/2016

Person Description and Specification

CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP