Applications are now being accepted from prospective PhD candidates for the 2014-2015 Harry Worthington PhD Scholarships in at the University of Sheffield in the UK. The scholarship is available to applicants wishing to undertake doctoral study in any Faculty of the University.
The scholarships are awarded to two outstanding new PhD applicants and are tenable for three years and are open to UK, EU and international applicants.
Worth of Awards
- A Harry Worthington Scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas) and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK Research rate, which for 2013-14 was £13,726.
- Awards are tenable for a maximum of three years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.
To be eligible for the award, applicants must:
- Achieve a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.
- Applicants must be applying to start their first year of study with the University in 2014-15 on a full-time or part-time programme of doctoral study (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with their supervisor/ department).
- Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.
How to Apply
- Prospective applicants are to contact their department/supervisor to discuss their proposed research project.
- They are to apply for admission as a PhD student. Candidates will receive an application/ admissions number (usually within a few working days). The number will be used for scholarship application. Applicants are advised to apply on time before deadline.
- Candidates, who have received their application number, should apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarships application form. The form will be considered alongside the information and supporting document (transcripts, references etc.) that was supplied on the candidates’ application. Candidates can use the form to apply for various scholarship schemes (University Prize, Faculty, Harry Worthington, Wolfson, ESRC DTC Scholarships) – they are to complete it once indicating the scheme they wish to be considered for.
- Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise
Deadline: The closing date for Harry Worthington scholarship applications is February 3, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances. Applications will be reviewed decisions will be made by May
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