Help the Aged PhD Studentships (Charity / Trust)
Reference Number: R161
Key Award Information
Research into Ageing supports basic, clinical and epidemiological studies of all aspects of ageing. Among the topics we support are studies on:
- The basic biology of ageing.
- Stroke and neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer's).
- Cognitive and sensory loss.
- Wound healing.
- Joint and bone degeneration.
- The causes, treatment or prevention of falls and fractures.
The PhD Studentship scheme is designed to ensure a flow of first-class students into the field of ageing research, providing them with an excellent training in research.
Help the Aged does not fund policy/social research or health service evaluation.
Generous stipend (£15,500 pa for applicants based inside the M25, and £14,500 pa for those based elsewhere in the UK), university fees (up to £3,000 pa), expenses for consumables (up to £5,000 pa) and travel (up to £500 pa).
Academic Criteria: Supervisors are responsible for recruiting a graduate with a first or upper second class honours degree.
When assessing applications, in addition to the scientific merit of the project and its relevance to the aims of the Charity, Research into Ageing will pay particular attention to the supervision record and quality of training offered by the department and proposed supervisor.
How to Apply
Applications must be made by the potential candidate's supervisor. In order to allow recruitment of the most able students early in their final year, awards are made in November for appointment in summer/autumn the following year. Supervisors are responsible for recruiting a graduate with a first or upper second class honours degree.
Application form: and information on the application procedure can be found at: http://research.helptheaged.org.uk/_research/Biomedical/HowToApply/_default.htm
Application deadline: Deadlines are usually early each year, with decisions being made by July.