Halpin PhD Studentship at the University of Exeter, UK

The University of Exeter is delighted to invite international students outside European Union to apply the Halpin PhD Studentship. The program is intended to support PhD education in the field of Biosciences to train in rice blast research at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the university. Up to £19,000 of annual stipend will be given to the selected scholars. To apply, the completed application form must be submitted no later than 19 April 2015.

Studentship Description
The Halpin PhD Studentship programme will fund international students to train in rice blast research at the University of Exeter using the very latest procedures in molecular biology and genomics and receiving the very best intellectual and practical education concerning this important disease. Please note that this programme is only available to students from outside of the EU. Entry to the programme will be highly competitive and based on academic qualifications and demonstration of an aptitude and strong ambition for postgraduate research. The long-term aim of the Halpin PhD studentship programme is to train the next generation of molecular plant pathologists from developing countries in order to build local expertise that can be use to combat rice blast disease and serious agricultural threats to food security.

Value and Duration
Each of selected applicants will receive annual salary of £19,000 which is tenable for four years.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD level in the field of Biosciences to train in rice blast research at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Place of Study
At the University of Exeter, UK

Eligibility and Criteria
Students from rice-growing regions of the world are actively encouraged to apply to this programme. This studentship is only available candidates from outside of the EU. Applicants can be from any nation in which rice cultivation plays an important role in food security and economic development. Applicants should have an excellent first degree in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Biology, or Plant Pathology and/or a relevant Masters degree qualification. Applicants should also submit details of their scores in relevant international qualifications/examinations that they may hold, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). All entrants to the programme must have proficiency in English language skills (IELTS of greater than 6.0 or equivalent).

Applicants’ Nationality
Candidates should be the citizens of countries outside the European Union.

Application Instruction
The application can be made online. The following documents must be submitted through the online application system:
-A full Curriculum Vitae with details of academic qualifications, skills and experience
-A two-page statement of why you are applying to the Halpin Studentship
-Evidence of English language ability eg, IELTS certificate.

Submission Deadline
19 April 2015.

Website and Application Link

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