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PhD scholarship application form

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Please read the 'guidance and notes' section carefully before beginning your application. You will also be required to upload a copy of your cover letter and CV during the application process.

You can use the academic staff list within each School to find your PhD supervisor.

Guidance and notes

  • Cover letters can be addressed to Professor Robin Leatherbarrow, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer if you so wish
  • Once all of the applications have been received they will be judged by a panel consisting of the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer, the Dean of the Doctoral Academy and the Associate Deans for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer
  • It is hoped that a result will be known by the end of March 2019. The PA to the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer will inform all applicants individually of the outcome, whether successful or not, along with their Director of Studies

LJMU will judge applications on:

  • The calibre of candidates and their academic qualifications (minimum 2:1 or first class honours degree and/or masters qualification)
  • The quality of the research project and how it connects with research currently being undertaken at the University
  • Whether the research can contribute towards the Research Excellence Framework (REF); interdisciplinary research will be weighted highly

Please note:

  • The scholarship must commence during the autumn fixed enrolment point (24 September-5 October) unless otherwise agreed with LJMU. All prospective candidates must have the necessary qualifications to commence their studies at this date. Students who are currently enrolled on masters programmes must have completed their course and been formally examined prior to the enrolment onto the PhD at LJMU in September/October
  • The scholarships are for three years and are for full-time study
  • The stipend for all scholarships (except the fees-only scholarships) will be at the standard LJMU rates, which are yet to be confirmed for the 2019 academic year but to illustrate the stipend is currently around £14,777 per annum (£1,231 per month). Full scholarships also include the course fees and an annual consumables budget of £1,500 per year to spend on supplies, conference attendance, laptops etc.
  • If you are unsuccessful for the full scholarship and want to be considered for the fees-only scholarship this will cover course fees and an annual consumables budget of £1,500 per year to spend on supplies, conference attendance, laptops etc. Students accepting a fees-only scholarship would have to be able to support their own living costs
  • The number of PhD scholarships available is limited
  • It is the student’s responsibility to identify a Director of Studies. Applications without input from an identified supervisor will not be accepted
  • Scholarships are only open to UK and EU citizens. Please note: If you have been living or studying outside of the UK or EU (even if you are a UK/EU national) for any amount of time in the three years prior to starting the programme then you need to check your settled status with the International Office who can help you determine if you are eligible to apply for and undertake the scholarship. It is the student’s responsibility to check this information. If any of the eligibility criteria are not met the student will be asked to leave the course and re-pay any bursary money that has been paid to them. Further information is available on the UKCISA website
  • International and part-time students and those completing professional doctorates are not eligible for support under this scheme
  • Any supervisors must be lecturer/senior lecturer status or above. Postdoctoral researchers or research assistants are not eligible to be supervisors
  • Applications without an identified student will not be accepted
  • Academic staff can be supervisor to more than one scholarship applicant
  • Successful applicants will be directed to complete the online registration for PhD once they have been informed and do not need to do this in advance unless they intend to self-fund in the event that they are unsuccessful in gaining a scholarship
  • The offer of a scholarship is contingent on the student meeting the necessary qualifications and admissions regulations that are required for PhD study

For further advice, please contact Emily on 0151-231-3366.