Applicants are invited for two 4-year PhD studentships in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience (PDN) from October 2024. These students will join the Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme, participate in training and cohort-building events, and undertake a Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) of 3 months.
We welcome and encourage applications from people from groups that are under-represented in postgraduate study, as well as students who may have faced an educational or socio-economic disadvantage. If you love your subject and have an aptitude for study or research, and have gained, or are on course for, a good Upper Second class degree or overseas equivalent (for equivalence guidelines, see https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/international-qualifications), we would very much like to hear from you. Further details about the University's commitment to widening participation in postgraduate study are available https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/why-cambridge/support/widening-participation.
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) - Newnham College Studentship (4 years) Jointly funded by PDN and Newnham College. Further information about the College is available https://newn.cam.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduates/.
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) - Wolfson College Studentship (4 years) Jointly funded by PDN and Wolfson College. The successful applicant will become a member of Wolfson College which offers a lively and welcoming home to a diverse and cosmopolitan community of postgraduate and older (21+) undergraduate students. Wolfson offers all of its PhD students at least two years' housing in reasonably priced student accommodation. First year accommodation is not guaranteed but is usually available to new students who meet all their offer conditions by 31 July (and often thereafter). Detailed information is available https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/accommodation.
Both studentships cover fees at the 'Home' rate, maintenance, research consumables and training costs. Information about University fees and standard maintenance costs for 2024/25 is available (https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/international-qualifications) and about fee status https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status.
Students who are not eligible for 'Home' fee status will need extra funding to cover the difference with Overseas fees. All eligible applicants for these studentships will also be considered for University of Cambridge Postgraduate Funding opportunities from multiple sources, providing they have applied for University admission by 23:59 UK time on Thursday 4 January 2024 and selected 'yes - I wish to be considered for funding' option in the 'Funding your study' section of the portal application. Applicants should have gained, or be on course for, at least a good Upper Second-class degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university (equivalence guidelines are available https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/international-qualifications) and meet the University of Cambridge entrance requirements. Minimum English requirements can be found https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international/competence-english.
Step 1: Contact supervisor(s): A list of supervisors and available projects is available at: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/pdn-phd-studentships-projects Initial enquiries should be made as early as possible. Email supervisor(s) directly with your CV, including your academic record and contact details for two academic referees (one of whom should be familiar with your academic record).
Step 2: University Application: If the supervisor has confirmed that they would be interested to consider a formal application, they will ask you to apply to the University using the online application form (Applicant Portal) https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/applicant-portal-and-self-service-account selecting the following course:
PhD in Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpdpdpdn List the name of your prospective supervisor and project title (including the title is especially important where a supervisor has more than one project available) together with your research proposal (max. 12,000 characters) into the 'Course Specific Questions' section. Your prospective supervisor will help with the proposal.
Project-related questions should be addressed directly to the supervisor. Requests for general information or enquiries about procedures (including advice if you have already submitted an application to the University for a PhD in PDN) should be directed to Aileen Jordan, Postgraduate Administrator (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Completed applications (with ALL supporting documentation and references) to be submitted by 23:59pm (midnight) UK time on Thursday 4 January 2024 at the latest. Interview dates to be confirmed.
We welcome and encourage applications from people from groups that are under-represented in postgraduate study, as well as students who may have faced an educational or socio-economic disadvantage. Further details about the University's commitment to widening participation in postgraduate study are available https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/why-cambridge/support/widening-participation.