The University offers a generous package of support to outstanding doctoral research students through the Durham University Doctoral Fellowship scheme. The scheme provides:
» Full payment of tuition fees at home or overseas rate
» A maintenance stipend at the national rate (£13,290 in 2009/10)
» A research training support grant (£1,000 in 2009/10)
» An allowance to attend the North East local Grad School. Eligibility
Applicants must meet the standard University and department admissions criteria and have applied to the University for admission in the session 2009/10, as a registered research student, to a course of full-time study for a PhD. Students who are already registered for a PhD course are not eligible to apply for an award.
Nature of Awards
Awards will normally be extended for another two years subject to progress being deemed satisfactory by the academic department and the Graduate School’s Postgraduate Awards Sub-Committee. If extended, the award would continue to provide a full waiver of fees, a maintenance award at the nationally agreed rate and a research training support grant.
Fellows will be required to participate in a programme of academic activities designed to further enhance their development as researchers. Details of this programme will be provided to Fellowship holders at the start of their programme of study.
Applications and Deadlines
Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study using thestandard on-line application procedure; there is no separate application form. In the standard on-line application form, in the section entitled “References, Finance and Funding”, you should state that you wish to be considered for a Durham University Doctoral Fellowship in response to the question concerning how you intend to finance your studies (you should also mention any other applications you intend to make for financial support or sources of income already obtained).
Only those on-line applications submitted by 03:00 GMT on Monday16 February 2009will be considered for a Durham University Doctoral Fellowship. All additional documentation (references, transcripts etc) must have been received in the Student Financial Support Office byFriday 27 February 2009. Successful candidates will be notified of their award onFriday 3 April 2009; unfortunately, unsuccessful candidates will not be notified and so we would like to thank all applicants now for their interest in Durham University.
Please see the guidance below for further information on the Durham University Doctoral Fellowship Scheme, including how to apply.