KESS II Funded PhD Studentships in Biological Science, UK


The University of Swansea is pleased to invite application for the KESS II Funded PhD Studentships: Evaluating the scientific and technical capacities towards sustainable production of sea vegetables in Milford Haven. Eligible candidates must have a relevant background to the biological science.

Scholarship Description
This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys. The study will be taken at Swansea University which is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Award Value
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,198 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances assessed in section C point 4 in the KESS II Participant Proposal Form. There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD program in Biological Science.

Place of Study
At the University of Swansea in UK.

Eligibility and Criteria
Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Aquaculture, or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see–Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information).

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no citizenship requirement.

Application Instruction
Applicants are strongly advised to contact Prof. Kam W. Tang or Dr. Sara Barrento regarding information on the area of research, particularly via email ( ; ). Applicants are also advised to contact Alaric Churchill regarding the commercial aspects of the project ( ).

Submission Deadline
2 June 2017.

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