Author Topic: Fluorescence Sensing Scholarship for UK/EU and International Students in UK, 2013  (Read 197 times)

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The Graduate School of University of the West of England offers a fully funded PhD studentship with an industrial placement and enhanced stipend for UK/EU and International Students in UK. This Fluorescence Sensing Scholarship is provided in the field of the development of fluorescence sensing for monitoring microbial processes of freshwater systems. Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or good 2:1 honours degree, or a distinction or high merit at MSc level (or international equivalent) in an area of Environmental Chemistry/ Environmental Microbiology and/ or Bio-Geochemistry.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are offered to make a key contribution to further the understanding of how fundamental biogeochemical processes that occur in freshwater systems relate to observed optical properties. In particular, focus will be on improving our understanding of how the fluorescent properties of dissolved organic matter in freshwater systems relate to important microbial processes.

Course Level: This Fluorescence Sensing Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of the West of England in UK.

Scholarship Provider: The Graduate School of University of the West of England in UK

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first class or good 2:1 honours degree, or a distinction or high merit at MSc level (or international equivalent) in an area of Environmental Chemistry/ Environmental Microbiology and/ or Bio-Geochemistry. Applicants should preferably be able to demonstrate an interest in optical techniques and/or optical methods, and should have excellent written and oral presentation skills. The candidate should understand that the PhD programme will be interdisciplinary and will require the ability to develop knowledge and practical skills in a number of key areas (sensor development/ applied physics, microbiology and environmental chemistry). Importantly, the successful applicant will be able to apply knowledge and skills that will be developed in these areas to practical applications.

Scholarship Open for International Students:UK/EU and international students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: This studentship will be supervised by Professor Darren Reynolds (UWE, Bristol) and co-supervised by Dr Alexandre  Anesio (Bristol Glaciology Centre, University of Bristol), Dr John Attridge (Chelsea Technologies Group) and Dr Tim Cox (Institute for Bio-sensing Technology, UWE, Bristol).  This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a key contribution to further the understanding of how fundamental biogeochemical processes that occur in freshwater systems relate to observed optical properties. In particular, focus will be on improving our understanding of how the fluorescent properties of dissolved organic matter in freshwater systems relate to important microbial processes.In this studentship, the successful candidate will help inform the design, fabrication, validation and testing of a fluorescence sensor in partnership with Chelsea Technologies Group (the industrial partner).

Number of award(s):Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for three years. Successful candidates will spend 9 months working with the industrial partner in their commercial environment (3 x three month periods).

What does it cover?The scholarship is available from 1 October 2013 and consists of an annual maintenance bursary of £15,726, subject to satisfactory progress. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £7,565 per annum). During 9 months working with the industrial partner placements an additional £1,000 per month will be provided to off-set incurred living and travel costs.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: If students have not heard from the university by 16th September 2013, they thank them for their application but should not wish to pursue it on this occasion. 

How to Apply: The mode of applying is via post or by e-mail. Applicants will need the following documents in order to complete their application:

-Research Degrees Enquiry Letter / Application Form for Research Degree Programmes

-Research Degree Application Reference Header Sheet

-Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

-(Application Guidance Notes)

Once we receive your application form along with all supporting documentation (references, certificates, transcripts etc) we can consider your complete application and submit it for assessment.

-Your application will be reviewed by panel members (from the specific Research area) who will explore your proposal and assess whether this fits with the available scholarship opportunities

-If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 2, 2013

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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