Minerva Scholarships

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow invites applications for two Minerva Scholarships to fund both research and teaching activities.  These are intended to support research students who wish to undertake a part-time PhD whilst contributing to the School’s teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The duration of each Scholarship is 5 years.  It is expected that each successful applicant will work on their PhD research for approximately two thirds of their time, whilst engaging in teaching activities (to include preparation time, contact time and marking) for the remaining one third of their time.

These Scholarships will include:

  • a remuneration package of at least £20,188 for living expenses;
  • tuition fees at the home level; for an outstanding international applicant, consideration will be given to waiving the difference between the international and home fees.

These Scholarships are open in all areas of Computing Science research that are being actively pursued by members of academic staff in the School.  For more information about the School’s research, see https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/research/.  To find a supervisor in a given area of interest, see https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/postgraduateresearch/supervisorsearch/.

Regarding teaching, each successful applicant will be expected to be involved in tutoring, demonstrating and project supervision at all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum throughout the academic session.  Lecturing opportunities may also be available depending on prior experience.  For more information about our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, see https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/undergraduate/ and https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/postgraduatetaughtdegrees/.

It is expected that these positions should be taken up no later than 5 January 2022.

To apply, you should follow the procedure outlined at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/postgraduateresearch/prospectivestudents/.  Ensure that your CV clearly describes your prior teaching experience, if applicable.  In the online application system, you should enter “Minerva Scholarship” in the box that requests information about funding arrangements.

The closing date for applications is 31 July 2021.  It is expected that shortlisted candidates will have two interviews: one focussing on research and the other on teaching.

If you have any questions regarding the Minerva Scholarships, email socs-pgr-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk.