Applications are inviting for six PhD studentships within The Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI). A total of ten studentships projects are normally available for 3 year PhDs covering tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,553.
The Newcastle University is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. The university can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834, and to the College of Physical Science, founded in 1871.
If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
- Study Subject: Six studentships are available (from 10 projects) based on IAFRI’s current studentship themes: Environmental fate of molluscicides – challenging the current risk assessment approach; Packaging with nanomaterials from agri-food by-products for shelf life extension of food and feed; Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects; Modular, cell-free synthetic gene networks to enable rapid deployment of infield diagnostics for plant health monitoring; Druggability assessment of juvenile hormone receptor PAS-B domain for development of next generation insecticides; Development of a detection system for bioinoculants based on “in situ” metatranscriptomics; Exploring receptor divergence between honey bees and mites to target future treatments; Smart Labels for Intelligent Packaging; Characterisation and Performance Of Insect Chitin And Chitosan and Diatom Recording Using Metabarcoding (DRUM).
- Scholarship Award: 100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,553 (subject to Research Council UK increase for 2018/19 entry). Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.
- Number of Scholarships: There are six studentships available.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: This award is available to UK/EU and International candidates.
- Entrance Requirements: You must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.
- English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
How to Apply:
You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form. Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
- Insert the programme code 8010F in the programme of study section
- Select ‘PhD in Agriculture and Rural Development (FT) – Food and Nutrition’ as the programme of study
- Insert the studentship code nes003 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- Attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the project (eg Project 10 – Diatom Recording Using Metabarcoding (DRUM)) , quote reference code nes003 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
- Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications
You should also send a covering letter and CV to Mr Steven Hall