Up to four scholarships annually are available to full-time UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research.
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If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time MPhil/PhD or EngD research programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the applicable graduate rate (UK/EU or overseas) plus a maintenance stipend of £17,050 – tbc (2018/19) or – in the case of recipients who already hold a Research Council grant – one that will match their current maintenance grant. The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200. The Cross-Disciplinary Scholarships are tenable for one academic year of full-time study in the host department, starting from September.
Number of Scholarships: Up to four scholarships annually are available.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: UK/EU or overseas students are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must:
- Be in receipt of an offer of admission to or currently registered at UCL on a full-time MPhil/PhD or EngD research programme, and
- Provide proof of three years of guaranteed funding for their normal MPhil/PhD or EngD programme.
Where the student is in receipt of a scholarship or funding e.g. from a Research Council, written permission for the arrangement must be sought from the relevant body. Self-funding students need to provide evidence that they have full funding for the remaining years of their PhD.
English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
Applications must be made by the Head of the student’s home department in conjunction with the Graduate Tutor.
Applications must include the following six documents, in the below order, contained in 1 PDF:
- A training proposal outline, indicating:
- The student’s full name and UCL student number
- The PhD/EngD project and subject area
- The host department
- The benefit to the student from sustained training in the area outside his/her principal discipline
- The potential impact that the research project might have and how this would be enhanced by cross-disciplinary training
- A detailed description of the training programme: The training programme should be designed for the particular student, and will normally involve some course work (undergraduate or postgraduate). The training programme should provide the student with more than just a specific research tool (such as knowledge of a particular research technique, or a language); the aim should be broader, namely to immerse the student in the methods, approaches and ways of thinking of another discipline.
- Student’s full Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- One-page outline of the PhD/EngD research project
- Evidence of three years’ PhD/EngD funding
- A letter signed by the heads of both the home and host departments certifying:
- That the host department has agreed to accept the student for the training programme specified and to allow the student full access to all relevant courses, tutorials, equipment and facilities. The student should be supervised within the host department with arrangements for reporting across to the student’s primary supervisor in the home department.
- That the relevant Research Council (where appropriate) has agreed to the proposal. Where the student is in receipt of funding for the MPhil/PhD or EngD, e.g. from a Research Council, written permission for the arrangement from the relevant body must be provided.
- That the necessary financial arrangements between the two departments have been agreed. Financial arrangements must be made to ensure that the allocation of resources from College to the host and home departments reflects the proportionate responsibilities of each.
How to Apply:
Applications should be sent by email.