Marion Redfearn Trust Studentship

Marion Redfearn bequest to the University of Surrey for a trust to allow female postgraduate students to gain a postgraduate qualification involving physics, chemistry, maths, electrical engineering or sound recording.
Application deadline
Funding information

This studentship covers tuition fees, an annual stipend and £1,000 per annum for research expenses for three years in the first instance. A competition funded project available to UK students only.

Funding source
The University of Surrey

About

Marion Redfearn studied Chemistry at Cambridge and followed with a career in the Chemistry Department at the Central Electricity Research Laboratories (CERL) in Leatherhead, Surrey. After a lifelong career in a profession dominated by men, Mrs Redfearn made a bequest to the University of Surrey for a trust to allow female postgraduate students to gain a postgraduate qualification involving physics, chemistry, maths, electrical engineering or sound recording.

The award

This studentship covers tuition fees, an annual stipend and £1,000 per annum for research expenses for three years in the first instance. Stipend rates are set at the UKRI minimum level in force at the time the studentship is awarded. Rates are revised annually; the current stipend is £14,777 per annum (see UKRI website for updates). This will be pro rata for part-time. 

The trust will cover 18 months of full-time study or part-time equivalent. Departments will need to match fund from other sources such as existing internal studentship funds, RCUK or external funds.

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding.

Eligibility criteria

The Marion Redfearn Trust (MRT) provides funding for a new or existing postgraduate research student that satisfies the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be female and born in the UK
  • Have at least one degree gained at a university in the UK. You will need at least a 2.1 degree, or alternatively a 2.2 and merit or distinction at masters degree level.
  • Have demonstrated academic merit in the past and, in the opinion of the reviewing committee, be capable of demonstrating academic merit in the future
  • Be enrolled or accepted on a full-time or part-time postgraduate research programme in Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Maths, Electronic Engineering or Sound Recording at the University of Surrey on 1 October 2019.

How to apply

1. Identify and speak to a prospective supervisor Within the School/Department pages above you will find links to the academic staff lists. Use the lists to identify a prospective supervisor and contact them to discuss your project before submitting an application. You should also discuss the necessity for match funding for this Scholarship with your supervisor and the PGR Director.

2. Apply for a place on a PhD course Once you have discussed your project with a prospective supervisor you will need to apply for a place on a PhD course. To apply for a place, please look at our course listings for a relevant programme and follow the online application process.

Relevant courses include:

The deadline for applying for a place is 23:59 on 14 February 2019.

3. Prepare a studentship application

Your prospective supervisor will advise you if you should apply for a MRT scholarship. If you are selected to apply you will need to complete:

Marion Redfearn Trust - application form 2019

Please refer to Guidance Notes when completing your application

Guidelines for 2019 Marion Redfearn Trust scholarship competition

Please submit your completed MRT Application Form by the deadline of 4pm on 15 February 2019 via email to: phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk

For any queries please contact phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk in the first instance.


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For any queries please contact phdstudentships@surrey.ac.uk in the first instance.

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