£2.5 million Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship funding competition open



We are awarding PhD Scholarships to support the most talented and ambitious new researchers across a wide range of specialist subjects within our Research Centres for 2017 entry.

With an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and interdisciplinarity, our University Research Centres act as the driving force behind our ambitious research strategy. These centres focus on areas of excellence and quality, many of which are rated as world leading or internationally excellent. From innovation and tradition in humanities, art and design, through creating positive and sustainable communities to improving our world through computer science, engineering, collaborative education and much more, all disciplines are joined in the collective pursuit of delivering outstanding research. To find out about all of our research subject areas visit www.mmu.ac.uk/researchscholarships.

Dr Catherine Mills, Head of Graduate School, said: “This is the second year of our PhD Scholarship competition after a very successful launch last year.  The Scholarship competition is an extremely exciting opportunity and this continued investment is testament to the importance that Manchester Met places on our PhD researchers and the contribution they make to the University’s research community and their successes.”

These scholarships will enrich our research environment and complement our existing postgraduate scholarship offers from Faculties, Research Centres and through partnerships. These include a share in the Research Councils UK £16.8m ESRC accredited White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). As a member of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), which has been awarded £14 million by the AHRC, we are also in a position to offer more postgraduate scholarships and training across a range of Arts and Humanities disciplines.

Manchester Met is also a partner in the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind. The DTA’s focus this year is Energy: future security and sustainability of supplies and the management of demand.

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to cover fees and living costs in recognition of the vital role that they will play in Manchester Met’s vibrant and growing research community. Self-funded applicants are also welcome to apply for a PhD in any of the areas in which we can offer supervision.

An extensive internal and external marketing campaign, launched on Wednesday 30 November, will promote the scholarships widely to targeted audiences in order to attract high quality candidates by the deadline of midnight 31st January 2017. Find out more on available opportunities by visiting the scholarships website www.mmu.ac.uk/researchscholarships.