Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Programme / PhD – Academic Year 2023-24 (R220822)

Aston University
January 31, 2023
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Programme / PhD –

Academic Year 2023-24

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences - Studentships Location: Aston University Main Campus

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 31 January 2023 Reference: R220822 Release Date: Wednesday 07 December 2022

Type of award : PhD Research Studentship

Scholarship details : Studentship covers PhD tuition fees and a maintenance allowance at UKRI stipend level.

Duration : 3 years

Background

We are pleased to announce that the Engineering and Physical Sciences College Engineering and EPSRC DTP call for PhD applications is now open.

Our studentship awards aim to identify the best projects and recruit the best students to maintain the pipeline of the vibrant Engineering and Physical Sciences College research community. We aim to attract high calibre PhD candidates who will carry out postgraduate doctoral research that makes a significant contribution to research and knowledge in the relevant discipline.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University has funding available for fully funded PhD studentships for the Academic Year 2022-23 (from EPSRC DTP and College funds). Applicants can choose from a number of projects which have been proposed by Aston Academics and Researchers; see list INSERT LINK here.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EPS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and family atmosphere.

Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences College DTP PhD studentships (6x) are fully funded for 3 years. They include a maintenance allowance and Home tuition fees (a maximum of one DTP studentship may be awarded for an international tuition fees). The figures for 2023/24 are yet to be confirmed. For reference, in the 2022/23 academic year, the maintenance allowance was £ £17,668 full time equivalent.

Funding is also available for international candidates, part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences College funding. The studentships include include a maintenance allowance and Home / Overseas tuition fees. The figures for 2023/24 are yet to be confirmed. For reference, in the 2022/23 academic year, the maintenance allowance was £ £17,668 full time equivalent.

Full details of eligibility can be found here. Further guidance on UKRI Eligibility Criteria can be found on the UKRI website.

How to Apply

Projects are listed hereINSERT LINK. Choose the project that you would like to apply for and contact the lead supervisor for those that particularly interest you. They can often provide further advice and information about the project.

Details of how to submit your application, and the necessary supporting documents can be found here. Once you have contacted a supervisor, please follow the instructions on How to Apply to submit an application. Together with the supporting documents (here), You must include an Overview of the Research topic you are interested applying for. Incomplete applications by the deadline date will not be accepted for the competition.

When should I apply?

Potential students may apply from now until the 31 st Jan 2023. Although we encourage any potential candidates to apply as soon as possible, incomplete applications will not be considered for the studentship and the Aston Graduate School will not pursue applications submitted with missing documents. Similarly, applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the studentship.

Please notice Aston University will be closed from 23rd December 2022 to 3rd January 2023 and queries will not be dealt with during this time.

What happens next

Applications received by 31st January 2023 will be referred by Graduate School PGR Admissions to the potential Supervisors. Potential candidate interviews will be either in-person or online, and will be conducted by at least 3 members of staff (Supervisor, Associate Supervisor and an independent senior member of staff).

Applicants can expect to be informed about the primary stage by April 2023.

For any specific project queries, please contact the lead supervisor (as detailed in the list of projects). If you require further information about the application process, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team at pgradmissions@aston.ac.uk.

Further details: List of projects

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter https:// www. ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: // www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk.

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