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Information for Applicants

Information for Applicants

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

We offer fully funded 3 year 6 month studentships (this includes your monthly stipend + university fees + research costs).  A tax-free stipend is paid at the standard  UKRI rate, currently £15,285 in 2020/21 (this increases each year with inflation).All university fees will be paid (subject to eligibility criteria outlined below).All Envision students will have a Research and Training Grant of £8,750 to fund their research, conference attendance and networking and will be able to bid into a cohort development and mobility fund. This will be support students attending subject-specific courses that require a payment, student travel to partner sites to attend courses or other research-related activities, and for students to develop and lead their own programme of community building or outreach events (e.g. student-led conferences, reading groups). Funding such as travel bursaries or existing funding within institutions (e.g. travel prizes) will also be available.All Envision projects can be undertaken on either a Full Time or Part Time (minimum of 0.5FTE) basis.Disabled Students’ Allowance funding is available for all Envision students who require this accessibility support and meet the specific requirements.If required funding for maternity/paternity/caring leave is available.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements
Envision DTP complies with UKRI and NERC guidelines. Please refer to the UKRI Full Eligibility Criteria alongside the information provided below.Home studentsFully-funded studentships are available for Home students. To be classed as a Home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), orHave settled status, orHave pre-settled status (meeting residency requirement) or,Have indefinite leave to remain or enterInternational studentsIf you do not meet the above criteria, you will be classed as an international student. International students are eligible to apply for all Envision funded studentships.Envision DTP is open to international applicants as per UKRI guidance, and these may only be available through some of our partners. There is a limited number of international PGRs allowable in the Envision programme under UKRI guidance (maximum 30% of intake). As a result of the cap, places cannot be guaranteed to any/all international applicants. Successful international PGRs would not be expected to make up the difference in fee themselves, but that other sources of funding would be sought for that.You must have or expect to have, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree or the equivalent qualification gained outside the UK, in a relevant subject to the project you are applying for. These subjects will be specified in the individual project descriptions.We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. Our graduates will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and ethnicities, and experience no prejudice at admissions or during their studies related to their sexuality, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Application Support
Are you the first in your family to do a PhD? Are you from an under-represented group or do you have a disability? Do you need information about PhD studentships in general? Do you simply need someone to ask some questions to? If you need help with the application process, please get in touch with Nikki Flook, Envision DTP Manager, and we can provide support. Please note that Nikki is not on the recruitment panels. Therefore, any questions can be asked in confidence that it will have no effect on your application.