Current Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Research

The Department of Psychology is offering *FIVE* fully funded PhD studentships..... start 1 October 2017. These include studentships associated with the department, university and external funding bodies, such as the BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and MRC. The department also offers support with tuition fees for self-funding students. Psychology at the University of Sheffield is in the top five UK departments for research income. Of all psychology courses in the UK, Sheffield students with psychology degrees have the highest rate of finding employment within six months of graduating.

The competitive studentships can be held in any of the
Department's research areas:

• Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
• Social Health and Environmental Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Clinical Psychology
• Systems Neuroscience

Studentships are typically offered for a period of 3-4 years and will cover the full cost of tuition fees for UK or European Union students and a living allowance of approximately £14,057 per annum (2016-17). In addition, depending on the funding source, there may be a research allowance of £500-£2,000 per annum. Students awarded a Departmental Teaching Fellowship (with a 4 year living allowance) will be expected to undertake some limited teaching duties such as demonstrating in undergraduate psychology tutorials and involvement in the supervision of undergraduate projects.

Overseas students are welcome to apply for funding but must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in the tuition fees.

Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

Application Process (open from 1 November 2016 - 5pm 1 February 2017)

PhD programme application for funding

Please consider the projects available and make a formal PhD application
Application requirements – the following are all required before your application can be considered
1. The project title and supervisor
2. A brief 800 word proposal – in the scholarship application section
3. CV
4. Transcripts to date
5. Two recent academic references – if these are not submitted with your application they will be requested directly from the referees by the department
6. English Language certificate (if English is not your first language)
7. Complete the scholarship section of the application to be considered for funding. By completing the scholarship section you will be considered for all funding available both at university, faculty and departmental level.

Please note that all projects advertised are in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Please note that funding is not guaranteed at this stage.

The deadline for full scholarship applications is 5pm Wednesday 1 February 2017.

For further information, please contact Josie Cassidy

A fully funded studentship is available under the supervision of Dr Aarti Iyer to start 1 October 2017. Current research projects in competition for this studentship are:

Transforming political action intentions into political behaviour

Understanding beneficiary responses to affirmative action

Solidarity in social movements: Antecedents and consequences of high-status groups’ participation in social justice efforts

Dr Iyer may also consider applications from potential applicants with their own proposal for the studentship funding if it is within her research area.

The same requirements, eligibility criteria and application process apply as for our general funding outlined above.

Are you able to self-fund?

We would very much welcome an application from you at any time if you have your own or another source of funding and can meet our entry requirements. Please see here for more details.


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