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Dual award PhD studentship call for projects

31 Aug 2021

Project proposals to establish pairs of jointly awarded/dual PhD research projects between our University and University of Melbourne are now being called

The jointly awarded/ dual PhD candidates, subsequently recruited to the successful projects, will form the third cohort of the Melbourne-Manchester international research training group as part of our Global Doctoral Research Network (GOLDEN)

Each successful PI collaborating team, consisting of one PI from Manchester and one PI from Melbourne, will receive funding for two jointly awarded/ dual PhD candidates, one based in Manchester and one based in Melbourne. Funding for each studentship will include tuition fees, a full living stipend allowance, research training support, health insurance and travel allowance. Please note, provision of funding for the tuition fee for the Manchester based candidate will be at ‘Home’ fee level, PIs may recruit international candidates if the Faculties are willing to cover the different between home and international tuition fees.

Project proposals are open to all research areas, particularly those that are of mutual research strength for Manchester and Melbourne. However, Manchester’s Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health encourages applications from the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Neuroscience
  • Mental Health
  • Digital Health

At the end of the successful completion of the program, each candidate will be eligible to receive a PhD, recognised by two award certificates, one from Melbourne and one from Manchester, stating the joint nature of the award and name of the partner institution.

Each institution has identified funding for up to six PhD studentships under this scheme to start in September 2022 in Manchester and before March 2023 in Melbourne.   

  • Guidelines for project proposals and details on how to apply can be found on our Dual Awards webpage
  • Deadline for project proposals:  Monday, 25 October 2021 (5pm UK time) 


Sarah James-Ford
Postgraduate Research and Researcher Development Coordinator
The University of Manchester

Lanny Sandler
Grants Officer
Research, Innovation & Commercialisaiton
The University of Melbourne