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Application deadlines for University PhD scholarships vary and will be specified on the scholarship advertScholarship opportunities will be advertised on our website.

Scholarships may be attached to projects defined by the supervisor (possibly with external collaborators) or available for you to develop your own idea within our research priorities.

We strongly recommend that in all cases you contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your research proposal before submitting your application form. Potential supervisors can be found through the staff lists on the department and research centre websites, or by contacting the relevant area for advice.

Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in the Sheffield Business School

The Social and Economic Research Institute are currently advertising Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in the Sheffield Business School Department of Management, with an anticipated start date of 01 February 2022. We welcome applications for the following PhD projects:
1. Social control and co-ordination within international joint ventures: antecedents, mechanisms and outcomes
2. Developing Resilience in Global Supply Chain Management: During and after a Crisis
3. Outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from emerging markets, the determinants and impact
4. Entrepreneurial Start-up and Resilience

Find out more about this opportunity. (DOCX, 86.1KB)

The deadline for applications is Thursday 4th November 2021 at 12pm GMT.
Find out more about how to apply.

Guidance on completion of your research proposal: You will need to submit a research proposal outlining the central questions, current knowledge on your topic and context for the enquiry. In the subject field of your e-mail, please write ‘SBS DOM Studentship Application' and e-mail your completed application form and research proposal to social-economic-pgr@shu.ac.uk.

Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Sport & Physical Activity

The Health Research Institute are currently advertising Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in the Academy for Sport & Physical Activity, with an anticipated start date of 01 February 2022. We welcome applications for the following PhD projects:

Development of multi-modal intervention strategies to combat cancer related cachexia 
Evaluating and benchmarking elite athlete wellbeing programmes at the EIS
Improving the efficacy of lifestyle interventions through the use of advanced body measurement techniques

The deadline for applications is Friday 5th November 2021 at 11.30pm GMT.

To find out more information about the application process and the requirements please follow this link.

Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Health

The Health Research Institute are currently advertising Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Nursing & Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, with an anticipated start date of 1st February 2022. We welcome applications for the following PhD projects aligned to work streams within our research areas of:

Ageing and long-term conditions research programme:   
Investigating the use of 3D surface imaging to objectively measure breast or chest lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment. 
 
Technology, data and digital innovations research programme:   
The impact of ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) within imaging and radiotherapy services: A help or a hindrance?
 
Health and social care organisation and workforce research programme:
An exploration of research culture and research capability and capacity within the Allied Health Professions.
Embedding community participation in the diabetes health system: participatory, developmental, realist evaluation.
Health behaviour change interventions to improve health outcomes for people with HIV.

Find out more about these opportunities here: Ageing and long-term conditions (PDF, 10.2KB), Technology, data and digital innovations (PDF, 17.8KB) & Health and social care organisation and workforce (PDF, 24.1KB)
 
The deadline for applications is Friday 5th November 2021 at 11.30pm GMT.

University scholarships

Unless specified otherwise, our University scholarships cover

  • tuition fees (at UK levels)
  • a maintenance stipend at UKRI minimum doctoral stipend levels (£15,609 for 2021/22)

Scholarships are normally offered for three years of full-time study or five years of part-time study (part-time paid at 50%).

We may also offer fees-only scholarships for part-time study, covering part-time tuition fees (at UK levels) only.

Some of our scholarships are Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics, providing structured opportunities for development and experience in learning, teaching and assessment. As part of their academic development, GTA scholarship holders will receive training in teaching and learning and will undertake up to 180 hours' teaching-related activity per academic year. This activity forms part of the scholarship holder's training and there is no additional payment for it.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria for University scholarships are below, but these may differ for individual scholarships and you are advised to confirm the eligibility criteria for the specific scholarship you are applying for.

  • All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant Masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
  • University scholarships in most disciplines are open to home and international applicants. However, scholarships pay fees at home levels only, and international students will be expected to provide the difference between the home and international fees from another funding source.
  • International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These will be indicated in the individual scholarship opportunities.
  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Conditions of Award of University scholarships   (DOCX, 93.3KB)
Overview of the Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme for applicants (PDF, 142.5KB)

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