PhD funding (other)

President's Doctoral Scholar Awards

PDS awards are open to the most outstanding students from across the UK and around the world. These offer funding plus an additional £1000 enhancement to the stipend/living allowance. For further information, see the President's Doctoral Award page.

Faculty PhD Studentships

Also referred to as "Deans Awards", studentship details are usually announced in February each year. Further details can be found on the Faculty webpages.

Available to registered research students

  • Demonstrator opportunities: There are normally opportunities for self-funded and externally-funded to undertake paid laboratory demonstrator duties.
  • Teaching Assistantships: Registered PhD/MPhil students may be offered the opportunity to work as Teaching Assistants and receive payment as an honorarium. Teaching Assistants work part time in term-time, aiding staff in various teaching-related duties. These duties might include supervising laboratories, preparing and marking course work and taking tutorials and examples classes. The duties are at the discretion of the Director for Undergraduate Studies in the School of Computer Science.

Welcome Trust 4-Year Programme in Quantitive & Physical Biology (WTQBB)

Have you trained in physics, engineering, mathematics or computer science? Would you like to use your skills to tackle complex problems in biology? If yes, the Wellcome Trust 4 year programme in Quantitative and Biophysical Biology could be for you. We will provide you with the training needed to use and develop your theoretical skills to address fundamental questions that underpin human development, ageing and disease. The programme is specifically designed to help theoretically trained students take the leap into biology, and especially experimental biology. The programme will begin in September 2018 and the studentships cover tuition fees and generous stipend (starting at approximately £20k per year).

Applications for September 2018 entry close on Friday 1 December 2017. See our website for examples of projects, supervisors and more information about the Programme, including instructions on how to apply: www.wtqbb.manchester.ac.uk

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