|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||please see advert text|
|Placed On:||26th November 2021|
|Closes:||26th February 2022|
The Mechanics of Life Doctoral Scholarship Programme is a unique multi-disciplinary doctoral training scheme funded by the Leverhulme Trust that focuses on how physical forces and changes in the mechanical properties of cells and tissues contribute to development, cell differentiation, physiology, and disease.
The programme is seeking physicists, chemists, mathematicians, engineers, biophysicists, microbiologists, biochemists and related disciplines to become future research leaders to tackle key outstanding questions in biology from a distinctly mechanical perspective. It will train interdisciplinary scientists to develop new techniques, methodologies and analytical tools required to resolve outstanding challenges underpinning Mechanobiology across a broad range of biological themes.
The course is unique to the UK and Europe it will build on current research and training strengths at King’s.
Students will be supported by two project co-supervisors. When possible one will be a physical scientist and the other a life scientist who are both fully committed to an interdisciplinary training approach.
Duration: 3.5 years
Study mode: Full-time
The training included on the programme will include:
Mechanics of Life Leverhulme DSP Training Programme
King’s central resources, encompassing transferrable skills training,
Fees and funding
Studentship Award and Eligibility
All studentships are funded awards for 3.5 years and include tuition fees, stipend, and a research and training support grant (RTSG).
Tuition fees: Tuition fees will be fully covered by the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme for 3.5 years.
Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend for each year of study at UKRI rates. As an indication, 2021/22, the stipend was £17,609 per annum.
RTSG: A generous allowance will be provided for research-related costs, including consumables, attendance at UK and international conferences, and training.
Eligibility: Both UK and overseas students are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applications are now open for October 2022 entry. The Doctoral Scholarship Programme will be considering applications in several rounds until all places have been filled.
Further details about how to apply can be on the King’s College London website using the link below.
Please note that we do not accept CVs via email, to apply you will need to complete an application through the application portal, King's Apply.
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