Fully Funded Swansea University PhD Scholarship, 2018

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Scholarship Description:

Applications are inviting for fully funded Swansea University and Université Grenoble Alpes PhD scholarship: Uncovering intra- and inter-specific movement strategies of large herbivores living in dynamic complex landscapes.

The project will be supervised by Anne Loison at Université Grenoble Alpes/Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, and by Luca Borger at the Department of Biosciences, College of Science, at Swansea University.

Host College/University:

The Swansea University is a research-led university which offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Degree level:

Scholarships are available to pursue a Phd programme.

Field of Study:

Scholarships are awarded to pursue research project “Uncovering intra- and inter-specific movement strategies of large herbivores living in dynamic complex landscapes”.

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Scholarship Award: 

This three-year College of Science, Swansea University/Université Grenoble Alpes scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,777 at Swansea University. The successful candidate will also receive a gross salary of between €1,768.55 and €2,100 per month (dependent on complementary activity) at Université Grenoble Alps.

Nationalities:

  • This scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.
  • Scholarship can be taken in France for 18 months and 18 months in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria: 

The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (behaviour ecology, quantitative ecology, modelling, mathematics) or be expected to achieve this qualification by October 2018, or have a university degree equivalent to a European Master’s (5- year duration). Highly developed modelling expertise, and knowledge of movement ecology, will be required. For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests:
We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement. Competence in French is highly desirable, and would be a substantial advantage for day to day activities.
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.

English Language Requirements: 

Candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply:

Applicants should send the following documents:

-Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly by email.
-Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
CV – please include a recent CV
-A short presentation describing your final year scientific project (2 to 3 pages max)
-A motivation letter

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

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Scholarship Deadline:

September 15, 2018.

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