PhD Studentship: Uterus Transplantation - Past, Present and Future

University of Southampton - Centre for Health and Ethics and Law

Uterus transplantation trials are currently occurring worldwide and have the potential to revolutionise reproductive opportunities for women who suffer from absolute uterine factor infertility. However, this research needs further examination from legal, social and ethical perspective. Research questions include but are not limited to:

Who should have access to uterus transplants? Should it be limited to women with AUFI, or should transgender women and men also have access?

Who should fund uterus transplants?

Who should be a donor?

Should life enhancing organ donation be pursued when there are other reproductive options available?

Does uterus transplantation require a new legislative approach?

  • The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2018. The scholarship will offer full tuition fee and maintenance funding for 3 years. The doctoral stipend for 2017/18 is currently £14,000.
  • This studentship is only available for full time programmes and is open to applicants from the UK, the EU and overseas.
  • As part of the application you will be required to submit a CV, research proposal, degree certificate and transcripts, two academic references and proof of English language proficiency.
  • The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed of interview arrangements between February and March 2018.
  • The awards will be allocated by end of April, with the outcome being communicated to the candidates in May.

If you wish to discuss any details of the studentship informally, please contact:

  • Postgraduate Research Admissions, Faculty of Business, Law and Art, Email: Telephone: +44(0)23 8059 2562.

To apply please follow the ‘Apply’ link on the following webpage:

PhD Law:  

Please mention reference FBLA-LAW-013 in the scholarship section of your application.

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