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Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships 2019, UK


Deadline:

January 04, 2019

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Research Scholarships

All Subject Areas: Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships 2019

Closing date: 4 January 2019

Key Information

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES)

Swansea University is pleased to offer up to sixteen fully funded scholarships for full time doctoral study on a Swansea University single award degree, commencing in October 2019, supported by its flagship Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships Scheme (SURES).

Seven academic Colleges/Schools are participating in the scheme through 33 individual projects.

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships include fees at Home/EU rate and a maintenance stipend at UKRI rates, each for a maximum period of three years. In addition, the sum of up to £1,000 per annum is available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

The award of a scholarship is conditional upon the recipient achieving either a first class honours degree and/or a distinction at Masters’ level.

All applications must include a structured research proposal for the chosen project. Applications submitted without a research proposal will not be considered.

Swansea University’s PGR Scholarships Sub-Committee will be responsible for appointing students to SURES.

The 33 projects are:

College of Arts and Humanities

  • Politics, International Studies and Media (SURESCOAH01)
  • English Literature, Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics (SURESCOAH02)
  • Welsh and/or Modern Languages and Translation (SURESCOAH03)
  • Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology (SURESCOAH04)
  • History (SURESCOAH05)

College of Engineering (including School of Sport and Exercise Sciences)

  • Solar Fuels: Scalable Photoelectrochemical Fuel Production (SURESENG01)
  • Analytic Assessment of Head Impacts in Rugby Union (SURESENG02)
  • Simulation of Coastal Erosion under Storm Surge Conditions (SURESENG03)

College of Human and Health Sciences

  • Exploration of the Intergenerational Care Movement in the UK: Developing a Sustainable Model to Support Community Connections (SURESHHSCI01)
  • The Making with Meaning Assistive Technology Project (SURESHHSCI02)
  • Evaluating Digital Innovations to Support Healthy Infant Feeding Practices (SURESHHSCI03)
  • Examining the Effects of Self-control Cues on Health-related Decision-making (SURESHHSCI04)  
  • Diet Related Changes in Gut Microbiota and their Impact on Interoceptive Processes (SURESHHSCI05)

College of Science

  • Bioscience (SURESCOS01)
  • Geography- Global Environmental Change and its Impacts (SURESCOS02)
  • Chemistry (SURESCOS03)
  • Computer Science/Mathematics (SURESCOS04)
  • Physics (SURESCOS05)

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

  • The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression: An Uncertain Future for the 'Supreme International Crime’ (SURESHRCSL01)
  • Devolution and UK Constitutional Principles (SURESHRCSL02)
  • Argumentation for Judicial Decision Support (SURESHRCSL03)
  • Global Health Governance and Antimicrobial Stewardship (SURESHRCSL04)
  • The Role of Historical Narratives in Extremist Propaganda (SURESHRCSL05)

School of Management

  • Investigating the Energy-Tourism Nexus (SURESSOM01)
  • The Impact of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects on Worker and Community Wellbeing: Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station (SURESSOM02)
  • Spillover Effects between Financial Markets: A Quantile Regression Approach (SURESSOM03)
  • Developing Regional Economies: Evaluating Regional Impact of Large Infrastructure Project (SURESSOM04)
  • Using Quantile Regressions to Obtain Skewness and Forecast Stock Returns (SURESSOM05)

Swansea University Medical School

  • Lipid Biomarkers Discovery: From Lysosomal Storage Disorders to Neurodegenerative Diseases (SURESSUMS01)
  • Type 2 Diabetes - Molecular Analysis of Allosteric Modulation of GLP-1 Receptor (SURESSUMS02)
  • Blood Rheology: Diagnostics and Biomarkers (SURESSUMS03)
  • Immunological Adaptation in Pregnancy, Interactions with Environmental Factors and the Development of the Baby’s Immune System (SURESSUMS04)
  • Routine Collection of Patient Reported Outcome and Experience Measures (Proms And Prems): Evaluation of Existing Measures, PROM Development and Testing (SURESSUMS05)

The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 January 2019.

Applicants should be aware, College/School shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 21 January and 8 February 2019. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit in the week commencing 4 March 2019.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class honours degree (or equivalent) and/or distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants, who are yet to complete their qualification, should attach transcripts to evidence their progress towards achieving either a first class honours degree or a distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from a non UK University should attach academic transcripts and certificates.
  • Where applicants have multiple standalone Master's Degrees, a distinction must be achieved in that most relevant to their intended doctoral degree.

Due to funding restrictions, the scholarships are available to UK/EU students only. Applicants liable for overseas fees are not eligible to apply.

Funding

Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual stipend at the UKRI rate (to be confirmed for 2019/20) for three years. The current 2018/19 stipend is £14,777 per annum. 

There will also be up to £1,000 per annum available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

How to Apply

Applicants should be careful to select the appropriate scholarship code (e.g. SURESCOS01, SURESENG02) on page 3 of the online application form.

All applications must be accompanied by a structured research proposal, to include the following sections:

  1. Project Title
  2. Aims and Objectives
  3. Literature Review
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Expected Outcomes

Research proposals should be a maximum of 2,000 words, in addition to a bibliography.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 January 2019.

Applicants should be aware, College/School shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 21 January and 8 February 2019. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit in the week commencing 4 March 2019.

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