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BBSRC - BP Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award

Rok za prijavu: 30.06.2006.

Kontakt institucija: University of Newcastle
Razina studija: poslijediplomski studij
Područje studija: prirodne znanosti
Mjesto studija: Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo


BBSRC - BP Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award (DHPA)

Provided by: BBSRC and BP
Closing Date: 30th June 2006

This funding may be available to students who are taking part on the following course(s):

The BBSRC BP Dorothy Hodgkin Postgaduate Award (DHPA)is a fully-funded scholarship that will enable an international student to study for a PhD on the biological mechanisms of ageing.

Using a systems biology approach, the award holder will be based in the recently established Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN). CISBAN is associated with our very strongly rated:

The PhD will be under the supervision of Professor Tom Kirkwood and senior CISBAN staff at Newcastle University.

Further information is available about the PhD research, and its aims.

Value of the award

  • The award will cover the cost of the postgraduate tuition fees at the overseas rate.
  • Provides a maintenance grant at a standard research council rate for up to three years' study, subject to satisfactory progress by the award holder.

A DHPA award may NOT be held concurrently with another scholarship, such as an ORS Award.

The award will be jointly funded by:

The research undertaken will be expected to be in the remit of the research council.


  • Candidates will be expected to hold a first-class degree or equivalent from a prestigious academic institution, either in the UK or overseas. The overriding criterion of the scheme is excellence, and DHPA scholars should be easily recognizable as the 'best of the best'
  • Candidates must be able to start their studies within the 2006-07 academic year
  • We will not be able to accept applications from students who have already started their MPhil/PhD at Newcastle

For further information about the award, You may also look at these websites:

How to Apply
Candidates must send the following documents:

  • A full resume/CV including details such as personal information, academic qualifications, English language qualifications, work experience, etc and contact details for 2-4 referees.
  • A 600-700 word typed essay in English (approximately 1-2 sides of A4) on a topic of relevance to the PhD demonstrating a grasp of theoretical debates in this field.

All documents should be returned, by e-mail if possible, to:

BBSRC-BP DHPA Applications
c/o International Scholarships Team
Student Welfare Service (Financial Support)
University of Newcastle
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

E-mail: international-scholarships@ncl.ac.uk
URL: www.ncl.ac.uk





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