Dunhill Medical Trust PhD Studentship Fund Open to Applications

Based in the UK, the Dunhill Medical Trust (DMT) supports academic and clinical researchers to understand the mechanisms of ageing and treat age-related diseases and frailty.

DMT’s PhD Studentship Fund provides support for UK universities and research institutions to enable them to offer PhD studentships to those planning to pursue a research career in: understanding the underpinning mechanisms of ageing; the treatment of age-related diseases and frailty; or improving health and social care for older people.

The host institution will be responsible for the selection of suitable PhD candidates whose projects are in the DMT’s areas of focus. While applications can be made for a single studentship, preference will be given to proposals that contribute to the support of several studentships. This allows the host institution to demonstrate their long-term commitment to ageing-related research or their demonstrably supported institutional plans to develop a commitment.

Application is open to experienced PhD supervisors within recognised UK academic departments/centres that focus on ageing-related research (or where there is a strategic plan supported by the institution to focus on ageing-related research).

Institutions must have the appropriate capacity, research record and governance arrangements to ensure that the research will be able to be carried out to the required standard. Supervisors must have successful track records in PhD completion, should ensure that an appropriate programme of training is proposed and must be prepared to commit sufficient time to ensuring that students receive a thorough grounding in research methods.

Up to two awards, each worth up to £200,000 are available. This could cover fully funded studentships undertaken on a full-time three year basis (or part-time six year basis) encompassing PhD stipend, tuition fees and research expenses. Alternatively, DMT particularly welcomes applications that can provide financial support for several studentships as part of a strategic commitment to ageing-related research, which is part-funded by the host institution (either financially or in-kind).

Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 28 February 2020 (17:00).

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