About the Programme
The University of Exeter (UoE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore are offering six fully funded postgraduate scholarships to undertake collaborative research projects at the two institutions, leading to PhD degrees to be conferred either by the UoE or NTU.
Students pursuing these postgraduate projects will benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct their research at both institutions. Students will be registered at one or other institution, where they will be based for the majority of their time, but will spend at least 12 and not more than 18 months at the partner institution over the duration of the programme. The frequency and length of stays at each institution will be agreed with successful candidates prior to offers being made.
All six projects are advertised concurrently at both institutions and three will be allocated to each institution after the deadline has passed, based on a collaborative decision made between the UoE and NTU. The final decision on the successful applicant for each project will be made by the institution hosting the project. Project allocation will be based on the applicant’s best fit to a project, following a review of applications submitted to each institution. Applications to undertake the projects at the UoE and NTU are open to all nationalities.
The primary host institution will determine the regulations that will apply to the successful applicant. The student’s main supervisor will be based at the primary host institution.
The six research projects open for applications are:
- Somatic mutation and regulatory genomic variation in the human brain: relevance to neurodegenerative disease - A/Prof Foo Jia Nee (NTU) and Prof Jon Mill (UoE)
- Understanding brain dynamics: merging experiments and models – Prof George Augustine (NTU) and Dr Marc Goodfellow (UoE)
- Sensing and imaging synaptic vesicle trafficking and neurotransmitter release - a novel opto-synaptic interface – Prof Frank Vollmer (UoE) and Prof George Augustine (NTU)
- The structure basis of the flavivirus replication process – A/Prof Luo Dahai (NTU) and Dr Bertram Daum (UoE)
- The effect of age and risk of falling on walking: A holistic approach to human movement analysis – A/Prof Jia Yi Chow (NTU) and Dr Genevieve Williams (UoE)
- Debugging Lung Disease: Applying mathematical modelling for a precision medicine approach to the Pulmonary Microbiome – A/Prof Sanjay Haresh Chotirmall (NTU) and Prof Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova (UoE)
Please refer to Annex A for information on the research projects
You may apply to more than one project, but if so, please provide an indication of your preference within your cover letter. The project is scheduled to start in August/September 2019. It will not be possible to start the PhD project after September 2019.
Successful students will be funded by scholarships which include a monthly stipend.
Successful applicants will need a good first degree (preferably 1st class honours and at least upper 2nd class, or international equivalent) in a relevant field. Applicants with a Lower Second Class honours degree may be considered if they also have a Master’s degree.
How to Apply
|Before you apply
- Choose a PhD project from the list of six PhD Project Proposals.
- Prepare a one page project proposal in your own words.
- Prepare supporting documents as stated here.
- Prepare CV and a cover letter (Please upload both documents when submitting the online application).
|How to apply
||Submit an online application here.
|When to apply
• August/September 2019
• 31 January 2019
The application and all supporting/additional documents (including referees’ letters) must be completed and submitted by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For enquiries, you may e-mail to email@example.com
During the application process, the UoE and NTU may share your personal data in order to be able to administer your application, carry out interviews and select candidates.
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