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PhD Studentships

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 £3,000 contribution to consumable costs. 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 three-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 11 January 2019. Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive acknowledgment of receipt within 48 hours please contact admin@fsbi.org.uk. 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. Log in to the member area to access the application form and submit an application.

Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Studentships sub-committee.

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Recent Studentship Awards

Kirthana Pillay Bangor University (Supervisor: Prof. Simon Creer) 2017-2020

George Balchin University of Sussex (Supervisor: Prof. William Hughes) 2017-2020

Ben Parker Bournemouth University (Supervisor: Dr. Demetra Andreou) 2018-2021

Bethany Smith University of Glasgow (Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Parsons) 2018-2021

Current Studentships

Recently Completed Studentships