DEFINE – Funded PhD in Psychology at the University of Cardiff, UK

Cardiff University is currently accepting applications for DEFINE-funded Ph.D. This studentship program is open to overseas students who are studying Psychology at Cardiff Business School. DEFINE, the scholarship sponsor, will provide full-tuition fees, stipend and other benefits. The closing date of application is 30 September 2016.

Award Value
This studentship is generously funded by DEFINE and consists of full UK/EU tuition fees at UK/EU rate, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum £14,296 p.a. for 2016/17. Applicants will also receive a computer and office space. They will become a member of, and have access to courses offered by the University’s Doctoral Academy. Additional funding is available for research expenses and conference attendance. Funding amount to be confirmed.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD program in Psychology: Novel Genetic Models for Brain Disorders.

Place of Study
At Cardiff University in UK.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Academic criteria : The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and innovative individual. You will have, or expect to gain, a first-class/good upper-second degree, or a distinction/merit at Master’s level, in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or engineering/computer science. Research experience in electrophysiological and/or animal behavior methods is desirable but not essential, as are programming skills. You will need to have good written and oral communication skills. In view of the limited number of awards and the very high standard of applications received, successful applicants are likely to have a very good first degree.
  • Residency : This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Students classified as international for fee purposes have to self-fund the difference between home and international fees.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Consideration is automatic on applying for the Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), with a start date of January 2017 via Cardiff University’s Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select “I will be applying for a scholarship / grant” and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from DEFINE.

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Submission Deadline
30 September 2016.

Website and Application Link

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