Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize University of Manchester

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize is a prestigious scheme aimed at developing the very best EPSRC funded students beyond the end of their PhD to help them launch a successful career in research as potential future research leaders.

Successful applicants will be expected to take their research to the next level and undertake significant new research; the Prize must not be viewed merely as an opportunity to continue/complete PhD work although continuation of specific work from the applicants’ PhD that will result in publications may be permitted.

The University will provide Fellows with excellent research and training environments including a first class and challenging career development training programme.

In addition to a Project Sponsor (a research - active member of The University’s academic staff who is willing to support an applicant’s project and, where appropriate, host the project in their lab), recipients of a Prize will also have access to an academic mentor who will offer advice and support regarding the mentee’s research and career development throughout the duration of the award.

Successful applicants will be awarded a tax-free living allowance of £24,370 per annum (pro rata).

Candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed by a panel of senior academics. The decision of the panel is final.

It is expected that interviews will take place in the last week of September and first week of October 2014.

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