Monday, March 3, 2008

PhD / MSc Studentships in Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK

ESRC 1+3 and +3 studentships in Science and Technology Studies
PhD/MSc (Research) Science and Technology Studies
The Science and Technology Studies Doctoral Programme at Edinburgh is a designated ESRC outlet for 1+3 and +3 PhD studentships, available for UK or EU students. UK student awards cover fees and maintenance; EU students normally receive fees only; part-time students receive the fees plus pro rata maintenance. 1+3 awards combine 1 year of MSc research training with 3 years’ PhD funding. +3 awards are for applicants who have already completed a year of ESRC-recognised research training. ESRC national competition awards, Genomics Network awards, and various other funding opportunities are also available for the Programme.

The deadline for applications for the studentships is 21 March 2008, and candidates must have contacted the postgraduate adviser and submitted an application for the programme by that time.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of their academic performance, their references, and their research proposal.

Applicants proposing research on innovation, social and policy issues in the life sciences and biotechnology may also apply for an ESRC Innogen Centre studentship. The terms are identical to these ESRC awards.

For further information on the studentships and the applications procedure, and suggestions for research topics, see, or contact Dr Wendy Faulkner, Science Studies Unit, w.faulkner[ at ]

Deadline: 21 March 2008