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The University of Edinburgh - Advanced Care Research Centre

ACRC Academy

The vision of the Advanced Care Research Centre is of high‐quality data‐driven, personalised and affordable care that supports the independence, dignity and quality‐of‐life of people in later life living in their own homes and in supported care environments. With fresh and diverse thinking across interdisciplinary perspectives our Academy students will work to creatively embed deep understanding of social sciences, health and social care, engineering, artificial intelligence and data science into systems of supporting the independence, dignity and quality-of-life of people living in their own homes and in supported care environments.

Over four years we will establish a thriving cohort-based, structured, thematic programme of integrated, interdisciplinary training including two-way secondments and internships, with short-term participants returning to their own sectors having developed new skills and networks, and doctoral-level participants settled in their longer-term training and working on their collaborative research and development projects.

The ACRC Academy will equip future leaders to drive society’s response to the challenges of later life care provision; a problem which is growing in scale, complexity and urgency. Our alumni will become leaders in a diverse range of pioneering and influential roles in the public, private and third sectors.

Who are we looking for?

Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of the call deadline. If it becomes clear during the evaluation phase that one or more of the eligibility criteria have not been fulfilled, the proposal will be withdrawn from any further examination.

  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate a desire and aptitude for a future career in the field of care for those in later life.
  • Candidates must have obtained a 2:1 University Degree within the European Higher Education System or an equivalent University Degree. Candidates who expect to be awarded such a degree by October 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who achieved a 2:2 University Degree or equivalent may be considered if they can demonstrate sufficient experience in the field of later life care.
  • Candidates must have an excellent academic record
  • Candidates must evidence a high working knowledge of English (IELTS Level 7 or higher)
  • The call is open to candidates of all nationalities but there are strictly limited places for international students who can apply for the highly competitive ACRC Global Scholarship.

How to apply:

Applications for ACRC Academy PhD with Integrated Study are accepted exclusively online through our online application system.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm GMT the 31st January 2020

Funding Notes:

PhDs are fully funded with an above industry stipend for the full 4 year period of £16,500 per year.

There are 13 places available across the 25 studentships, 3 of which may be delegated to the ACRC Global Scholarship places.

The call is open to candidates of any nationality but funded places for overseas nationals will be strictly limited to 3 international students who can apply for the highly competitive ACRC Global Scholarship.

Application forms are now available here:
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Find more information on how to apply on the How to Apply section of our website:
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Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £16,500 per year
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th January 2021
Closes: 31st January 2021
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