ISIS / OU Co-Funded Facility Development and Utilisation PhD Studentship
The OU has been awarded one of 6 ISIS co-funded Facility Development and Utilisation PhD Studentships, in a highly competitive national process. The project, “Exploiting Neutrons to Unveil Star-Formation: Exploring Dynamical Amorphous Ice Systems” aims to understand the nanoscale physical properties and structure of molecular ices, and the impact of such properties on astrophysical-scale effects in star-forming regions.
Completed applications should be submitted to STEM-SPS-PHD by Friday 6th March 2020, including an application form - home and EU students (noting that a research project description is not required), an up-to-date CV, full course transcript, and a personal statement explaining why you are interested in this studentship and how your skills match the essential requirements, together with IELTS score (for non-UK nationals). Candidates will be informed around 12th March if they have been shortlisted, and interviews will be held on 31st March 2020 at the OU.
Defined projects for full time October 2020 entry
Defined research projects for October 2020 entry have an application deadline of Friday 21st February 2020. There are likely to be around 10 full-time PhD studentships available, funded by the Research Councils and the OU. The 3.5year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £15,009 per year (2019-2020 rate) and all academic fees are covered.
Following shortlisting, interviews will be held on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020.
If you would like to apply then please read the guidance on applying for a PhD studentship here and send a completed application form - home and EU students or application form - overseas students, an up to date CV, list of individual courses taken and grades obtained, a personal statement, plus any other relevant information that you think may support your case for consideration, together with an outline of project(s) of interest to STEM-SPS-PhD by the application deadline. You do not need to submit a research proposal for any of these projects, as they are already defined by us. You are encouraged to contact the lead supervisor of the project(s) for any informal enquiries.