LKAS PhD Scholarships

Application deadline: 5.00pm, Friday 11 January 2019


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The Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD scholarships offer the opportunity for outstanding research students to participate in some of the most exciting areas of research carried out by the University.

We are seeking applications for any collaborative project that aims to address new questions and to develop transformative ideas: this revision aligns to our other institutional recruitment schemes, which support excellent research done by excellent researchers, without other constraints. The revised focus does not preclude support for interdisciplinary projects where these genuinely aim to meet an important and unexplored research challenge. 

How It Works

The recruitment and selection of candidates for the prestigious LKAS PhD Scholarships is a 2 stage process.

Stage 1 - Research staff from across the University submit project proposals in line with the strategic research aims set out above. From these, 4 are shortlisted from each of the 4 Colleges.

Stage 2 - The 16 shortlisted projects are then advertised to prospective students with project teams selecting their preferred candidate. From the projects which have successfully identified a potential candidate, 8 scholarships will be awarded.