The University of Warwick in the UK is accepting invitations for the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarships in 2020. For 2020/21 entry there will be 3 scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding PhD applicants.
In 2012 the University of Warwick and Monash University embarked on a bold and innovative project to develop an Alliance with a breadth, scale and impact beyond standard practice in the sector. The combined strength of both institutions enabled our Alliance to achieve a research capacity which neither university could provide alone, empowering students to create international opportunities and networks.
The Alliance is innovative in its depth of integration. We have jointly envisaged, planned and invested in new domains of academic endeavour and created globally-linked labs. Our connections penetrate every layer of the university fabric: students benefit from an international experience, researchers jointly address world problems, whilst professional staff engage in a fluid exchange of people and ideas.
They strongly advise that all applicants read the guidance listed on the site before completing the application form. Part of the application will be based on the PGR Ranking Criteria and so it is important that you are also familiar with this document.
Worth of Award
Awards made for entry in Autumn 2021 will include the following:
- The full payment of fees (worth up to £24,010 at 20/21 rates)
- A maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates for the two years spent at Warwick ( provisionally £15,285 for full-time award holders in 2021/22 but expected to be confirmed in February 2021), and in line with Australian government rates for the year spent at Monash
- Travel allowance of £2000 during the lifetime of the PhD
- Applicants for a Monash Warwick Alliance (Warwick) Scholarship must also be applying to Warwick for a Monash Warwick Joint PhD to begin in Autumn 2020.
- Students currently enrolled on a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick will not be eligible to apply.
- There are no nationality criteria for these scholarships, and applicants may be from any discipline where the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD is offered.
- You must have already applied for admission to Warwick for a Monash Warwick Joint PhD before you can apply to be considered for the scholarship
How to Apply
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the ‘How to Apply for a Monash Warwick Alliance Scholarship’ guidance, which lists further information about the process for applying and also guidance around the application form.
Within the scholarship application form, applicants will be required to answer the following questions:
- Please provide details of how you meet the descriptors “Person and Preparedness” This section has a maximum 2500 character limit.
- Please provide details of how you meet the descriptors “Project and Place” This section has a maximum 2500 character limit.
- What added value do you hope a joint PhD will bring to you as opposed to you pursuing a single degree at either university? This section has a maximum 2500 character limit.
- How do the two research groups you hope to work in compliment each other in view of your project? This section has a maximum 2500 character limit.
- Part of the scholarship application will be assessed against the ‘PGR Ranking Criteria’, it is, therefore, essential that all applicants familiarise themselves with this document.
- If you have not submitted a course application you will not be able to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: The scholarship application deadline for this year’s competition is 23:59 (GMT) on Thursday, January 21, 2021.