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Doctoral College Studentships

Please note that the Doctoral College Studentship Award, Vice-Chancellor’s Studentship Award and Fee Reduction Studentship are now open for applications.

As a requirement for all Doctoral College funded studentships, supervisory teams are required to have interviewed the applicants and return a completed PGR Application Interview Structure form to PhDstudentships@surrey.ac.uk by 22 January 2020. The interview form will be used as part of the applicant evaluation by the review panel.

Open for applications until 23:59 on 29 June 2020, or until the money is spent (whichever comes first). This competition will be run on a first come first served basis with applications being assessed and awarded ad-hoc. These studentships are for October 2020 entry. We do have a limited number of in-year studentships available for April 2020.

The conditions for match funded applications are as follows:

  • Project must be at least 50% match funded: 50% of the UK/EU fee (£4,260 for 2019/20 entry), 50% of the UKRI Stipend and 50% of £1,000 RTSG. This must be per annum.
  • PGR applicant must have UK/EU funding status and meet the entry requirements.
  • April 2020 or October 2020 start.

The matched funding application form and guidance notes can be found here.

Applications may be submitted for a project that is match funded by an external collaborator, with a view to recruiting the student once the project has been approved, similar to the project-led approach. We encourage applicants to complete the studentships costing process, details of which can be found here, shortly after submitting the funding application form.    

Should the project be approved by the panel, the supervisory team will then be instructed to advertise the project and recruit a suitable candidate. The marketing and advertising process for studentship can be found here.

Please note that a candidate will need to be recruited and approved by the Doctoral College ahead of the deadline (23:59 on 7th September 2020). Should a high-quality candidate not be found then the allocated funding will be withdrawn.

Due to the competitive nature of the competition we recommend that applications are submitted early.

The Doctoral College is pleased to announce that the Project-Led Studentship scheme has been continued for this competition which will run alongside the Doctoral College Student-Led Competition.  The deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on Monday 13 January 2020. Outcomes for these awards are expected to be announced by Friday 13 March 2020.

The project-led application form and guidance notes can be found here.

Should the project be approved by the panel, the supervisory team will then be instructed to advertise the project and recruit a suitable UK/EU candidate. The marketing and advertising process for studentship can be found here.

The advertisement should include a summary of key attributes/competencies required for the PhD. Applicants may express interest in one or more projects. A short-listing process may be required for deciding who will be interviewed. This process should be based on the key competencies of the applicants. An example of the evaluation criteria can be found in the PGR Applicant Evaluation Process document. This should be adjusted according to specialty-specific requirements of the advertised PhDs.

As a requirement for all Doctoral College funded studentships, supervisory teams will need to return a completed PGR Application Interview Structure form to PhDstudentships@surrey.ac.uk for their chosen candidate. The interview form will be used as part of the applicant evaluation by the review panel.

Please note that a candidate will need to be recruited and approved by the Doctoral College ahead of the deadline (23:59 on 7th September 2020). Should a high-quality candidate not be found then the allocated funding will be withdrawn. Candidates must be available to start their PhD in October 2020.

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