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FSE announces Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship Awards 2021/22

07 Apr 2021

Three and a half year fully funded awards for academically excellent research students

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has announced a number of Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship Awards for September 2021, to recognise and reward the exceptional academic performance.

The fully funded award, covering a three and a half year period, includes tuition fees at the international rate, an annual maintenance stipend equivalent to UKRI minimum stipend rate and £1000 Research Training Support Grant. The Awards are open to all nationalities and across all research areas.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an academic offer to start a PhD programme in September 2021. Departments will then nominate offer holders, who will be invited for interviews in May.

However, in order to attract the brightest and the best minds, the Faculty is encouraging academically excellent students who don’t yet have a PhD offer in place, to make an application for a chance to be considered. Interested applicants should make first contact with Department admissions teams by 12 April 2021 to discuss how best to progress.

With the deadlines so tight, the Faculty is asking academics to share news of this opportunity with current students, and colleagues working at other Universities in the UK and abroad. 

Sarah Heath “In spite of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are proud to commit to the return of the Dean’s Awards because we believe in supporting the best and brightest minds. The excellence of our University is maintained through the excellence of our research community and we are dedicated to ensuring your work is supported through outstanding new postgraduate researchers.

“But now we need your help. We need your help to share the news so that students, either here in Manchester or further afield, have the opportunity to apply if they don’t already have an offer. Please help us in attracting the best candidates by sharing the information as far and as wide as possible.”

For full details on the award and the eligibility criteria are on the Univiersity webiste.

In the spirit of fairness, any offer holders who were nominated for 2020-21 Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship, cancelled due to COVID-19, will also considered for the 2021-22 Awards. Postgraduate researchers who fall into this category are asked to contact their supervisors who can put them forward for nomination.