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Science and Technology Facilities Council studentship

A studentship is now available for one of three planetary science PhD projects in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation with a clear mission: to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and to the world.

Advice for applicants

Value and length of funding

  • Stipend: £17,285 per year.
  • Tuition fees: Full waiver.
  • Length of funding: 3.5 years.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants should have a first or upper-second-class degree in planetary science, geology, or a related discipline.
  • See also the detailed criteria for each project.
  • STFC regulations state that to normally be eligible for a full award, a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education).
  • To be eligible for a fees-only award, a student must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU.
  • View the full studentship terms and conditions.

How to apply

  • Complete the application process for the PhD in Geology programme.
  • Please make sure you state within your application that you wish to apply for the STFC Studentship in Planetary Science.
  • Once you have applied, please email Professor Ian Crawford to confirm your interest in the studentship.

Closing date for applications

  • Monday 6 April 2020.

Further information