PhD scholarships 2019/20

Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships provide DMU graduates with a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent. The discount is available on selected full-time, part-time and distance learning postgraduate courses running across multiple start dates in the 2019/20 academic session. The scholarship, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU Home and EU students who are graduating in 2019 or have graduated within the last two years (2018 or 2017)* and achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above.

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Horizon Creating Our Lives in Data CDT

The EPSRC Creating Our Lives in Data CDT programme, aims to establish technologies and methods to enable producers and consumers in the Digital Economy to co-create smarter products in smarter ways, to re-establish trust in the use of personal data. Smarter products combine physical and digital technologies to deliver personalised blends of goods, services and user experiences. These are made through co-creation and data creativity in which consumers actively engage in shaping the products they use. 

The Centre brings together leading figures from computing and engineering as well as the social sciences, business and humanities from the University of Nottingham; plus researchers from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. We are co-funded by EPSRC and over 40 industry, third sector and international partners. 

The CDT's students are innovating applications across sectors including consumer goods and food, creative industries, high value products, transport, and health and wellbeing – seeking out new synergies between them. It is not expected that every student will be an expert in all of the areas mentioned above; the aim is to train people to work in transdisciplinary teams, ready to become future leaders in industry, the third sector and academia. 

The innovative four year PhD programme combines research, technical and professional skills training, an internship with a partner organisation, and opportunities for international exchanges. The programme is led by Professor Steve Benford, previously an EPSRC Dream Fellow, Visiting Researcher at Microsoft, the BBC’s first Visiting Professor, and the recipient of four BAFTA nominations; and Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, who led the Human Factors Research Group, and is Past President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics. 

Students benefit from:

  • A fully-funded four year PhD programme that integrates a leading-edge research project with research training in transdisciplinary skills.
  • An internship with one of our partners and opportunities for international exchange
  • An enhanced stipend of £17,000 per annum
  • Being part of a cohort of high achieving PhD researchers.
  • A world class research environment with a proven track record of successful Horizon CDT graduates.
  • Developing highly sought after interdisciplinary skills and experience. 

The studentships are only available to UK/Home and EU students resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. 

Closing date: 8th July 2019

 

Full details on the CDT website  https://cdt.horizon.ac.uk/current-opportunities

Doctoral College Scholarships

De Montfort University is offering PhD scholarships, both full scholarships (UK and EU only, with a stipend of £15,009 per annum) and fee waiver scholarships (including overseas), in Computing, Engineering, Media Studies, Film Studies, Arts, Design, Humanities, Health and Life Sciences and Business and Law.

Applications (including copies of academic transcripts) should include:

  • 1) Applicant’s name, address, email, educational qualifications and relevant work experience.
  • 2) Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU areas of research excellence, in particular, urban living, lifelong well-being, creativity in the digital age, social value and/or one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The proposed research project should also explain how the research could engage internationally with other researchers in the field (maximum 750 words).
  • 3) Name (with addresses and emails) of two academic referees.
  • 4) Name of potential supervisor within De Montfort University (please indicate if contact has been made). Details of research institutes and staff are at https://www.dmu.ac.uk/Research/centres-institutes/centres-institutes.aspx

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a full application to the university. All applications for the Full Bursary Scholarship will be automatically considered for a Fee Waiver PhD Scholarship.

The deadline for applications has passed.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership 

The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a collaboration between De Montfort University and the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Warwick and Coventry. 

Ranked first in the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) doctoral training partnership (DTP2) competition, M4C will award 460 doctoral studentships between 2019 and 2023 across the eight universities for both full-time and part-time students from UK or EU, including 40 Collaborative Doctoral Awards.

Full details of the scheme including the areas of training available within DMU and how to apply are described here on our M4C web-pages.

The deadline for M4C applications for 2019 has passed.

Faculty scholarships

There are currently no faculty -specific scholarships available. 

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