Scholarship Description: The University of Leeds is currently accepting applications for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize Fellowship for the academic year 2018. International students are eligible to apply.

These prestigious Fellowships are designed to support you in the development of your independent research and innovation career.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Leeds is a Russell Group university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, established in 1831. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality, and inclusion, community, and professionalism.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral programme.

Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded within the Faculties of Engineering, Environment, Biological Sciences and Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Scholarship Benefits: Salary: Grade 7 (£32,548 – £38,833 p.a., Appointments will be made at spinal point 30 (£32,548 p.a.), plus a £13,000 grant as additional funding for outreach).

Number of Scholarships: Up to two fellowships are available.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
  • To be eligible for this year’s scheme candidates must have a PhD (awarded after October 2017), or have sat their viva or submitted their thesis for examination between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.
  • As an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, you will have: A PhD (awarded after October 2017), or have sat your viva or submitted your thesis for examination between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018;
  • Been in receipt of EPSRC funding (for fees and/or maintenance) during your Ph.D., or tied to an EPSRC research grant by having received partial fees and/or maintenance payments from the grant (working on a piece of equipment funded by an EPSRC grant is not acceptable);
  • Experience of working in a research laboratory/research environment at a postgraduate level;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with experience of reporting on research progress, such as presenting research results at meetings/conferences or publishing your own research in an international peer-reviewed journal, as appropriate;
  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure;
  • A proven ability to manage competing demands effectively, responsibly and without close support;
  • A proven ability to work well both individually and as part of a team;
  • A strong commitment to your own continuous professional development.

Application Procedure: You can apply for this role by submitting your application to Postgraduate Scholarships at Leeds, email: pg_scholarships-at-leeds.ac.uk.

Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on the 9th April 2018.

Your application should include:

  • An EPSRC Doctoral Prize 2018 Application Form;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including full academic history, research, and publications to date;
  • Two references, one of which to be from the principal PhD supervisor.
  • The references must be signed and sent as .pdf documents to pg_scholarships-at-leeds.ac.uk;
  • A signed supporting statement from the relevant Head of School/Institute indicating how the fellowship plans would fit with the School/Institute’s strategy. This statement must be obtained from the Head of School/Institute as a .pdf document and returned by the Head of School/Institute to pg_scholarships-at-leeds.ac.uk.

Application Form: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/Documents/Doctoral%20Prize%20Application%20Form%20Final.doc

Scholarship Link: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=EPSRC1002

Deadline: April 9, 2018