UK's Staffordshire University announces 30 funded research studentships under its three newly launched Research Institutes focused on wellbeing
UK-based Staffordshire University, which has a proud heritage of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for more than 10 decades, has announced up to 30 full and part funded, full-time PhD studentships which are available across its 3 new Research Institutes.
These studentships have been announced as part of the University's new research drive to develop the three Research Institutes - the Institute for Individual and Cultural Wellbeing, the Institute for Economic and Societal Wellbeing and the Institute for Technological and Environmental Wellbeing - all focused on wellbeing.
Each institute has its own area of research and houses at least 3 to 4 centres, with a wide range of scope in store for the apt candidates. The Institute for Individual and Cultural Wellbeing focuses on enhancing human wellbeing with research comprising of health, happiness, beauty and the functionality of one's surroundings and performance.
Whereas, the Institute for Economic and Societal Wellbeing emphasizes on understanding the economy and institutions integral to societal wellbeing like schools, hospitals and organisations and civil society.
The Institute for Technological and Environmental Wellbeing focuses on enhancing the wellbeing of society, industry and physical environment in which technology and engineering are used to improve health, life satisfaction and productivity as part of the research.
The studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Successful applicants will receive a fee waiver to the value of Home/EU student PhD fees, with some receiving an additional full tax-free stipend of £14,296 and others a partial stipend of £5,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
To be eligible for these studentships, applicants must have at least a second-class honours degree and/or Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline. As part of the application, the candidates are required to submit their CV with two academic referees.
They must also send a personal statement of maximum 500 words mentioning about their research skills, experience and why they want to do a PhD. Additionally, an outline of their proposed research in maximum 500 words has to be submitted.
The applications will be reviewed on the basis of one's focus of research interest and/or the concerned Institute's supervisory capacity to support the applicant's proposed research, the candidate's eligibility and preparedness to undertake doctoral research as well as the viability, impact and relevance of the research interest to the University's new research institutes.
The application deadline is 30th September 2016. Decision on applications will be communicated via Email and interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing from 17th October 2016. Successful applicants will be expected to start on 3rd January 2017, subject to meeting all standard entry criteria.