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President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2018/19 - School of Law
Scholarship Name President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2018/19 - School of Law
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 2 March 2018

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing department

Law

Value

The awards are allocated to our most outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities starting from academic year 2018-19. The PDS award will include full Home or Overseas tuition fees and an annual stipend of at least RCUK minimum stipend rate for 2018-19 (£14,764) + £1,000.

Specified use

N/A

Tenable period

3 years commencing September 2018

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

1 available in the School of Law

Funding provider

School of Law and Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Bioethics
  • Criminology
  • Law

Academic requirements

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first-class honours degree and a master's degree with merit or distinction (or equivalent). They should have a track-record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications/articles, promoting their research to a wider audience, prizes/accolades for previous research work, setting up research collaborations with other groups etc.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Candidates in receipt of an AHRC/ESRC/EPSRC fees only studentship are not eligible unless they are also in receipt of maintenance grant from the School or other source at RCUK minimum stipend rate.

Candidates in receipt of AHRC/ESRC 1+3 studentship can be considered for PDS award during their registration on the doctoral programme only.

Candidates must be of outstanding academic standards ie those with a first class honours and/or distinction at Masters level or outstanding equivalent professional qualification and/or experience. Additional criteria include publication record, leadership/engagement potentials and ambassadorial characteristics. The PDS awards are highly selective and will concern only approximately the top 5-10% of the Faculty of Humanities intake of doctoral students.

Current PhD students are not eligible.

Application procedure

Applications for PDS funding and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by Friday 2nd March 2018 at 5pm.

Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm on the date once set will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

In order to ensure that you are ready to apply for the funding, please submit your PhD application by the beginning of February 2018 at the latest. If you are not in receipt of an offer you will not be included in the competition.

Application form

Closing date

Applications for PDS funding and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by Friday 2nd March 2018 at 5pm.  Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm on the date set will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

In order to ensure that you are ready to apply for the funding, please submit your PhD application by the beginning of February 2018 at the latest. If you are not in receipt of an offer you will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

You will be notified by the end of June of the outcome.
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