The FSBI holds an annual competition open to any member wishing to apply for postgraduate study leading to a PhD degree. The studentships are based on NERC stipend rates plus a £1,000 supplement, and include an annual £3,500 contribution to consumable costs. The award is fully funded for four years.
Please see here for full Terms and Conditions of the FSBI's PhD studentship scheme.
Criteria for applying
Applicants are asked to outline the work they plan to do over the four-year period of doctoral study, and they are expected to have the agreement of a supervisor based in a University or Research Institute located in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Candidates may be a citizen of any country, but the fees paid to the university are never more than the amount charged to European Union citizens. This means that candidates that do not have EU nationality will have to demonstrate that they have additional funding (from their own sources) for the duration of the PhD to cover the additional fees imposed on non-EU students
How to apply
Applications close at 17.00h GMT on Friday 17 January 2020. Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive acknowledgment of receipt within 48 hours please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Studentships sub-committee will review and compile a shortlist in February for interviews in late February/early March. The results normally will be announced within a week of interview.
Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Studentships sub-committee.
Recent Studentship Awards
J. Peter Koene supervised by Colin Adams 2019-2024
Emme Weschke supervised by Andy Radford 2019-2024