Recruitment of PhD Researchers – please help

To all Faraday Institution Researchers

Can you help our partner universities generate a large pool of high-quality applicants for our 15 PhD studentships starting in October 2020? We will be promoting these opportunities widely through university communications and admissions offices and networks promoting diversity in STEM subjects, but we are looking to our research community to help further. If you have contact with undergraduates who may be interested in these attractive positions, please point them to the web page. If you are active on twitter or LinkedIn please share via your networks.

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Thanks in advance.

About the Studentships

The Faraday Institution is funding universities to recruit up to 15 talented individuals to become part of its PhD training programme in October 2020 and join the existing 30-strong  PhD researcher group. Eligibility is as for UKRI studentships.

The Faraday Institution offers an exciting PhD programme. The Faraday Institution Cluster PhD researchers receive an enhanced stipend over and above the standard EPSRC offer. The total annual stipend is approximately £20,000 (plus London weighting) plus an additional £7,000 annually to cover training and travel costs. Recipients will have access to multiple networking opportunities, industry visits, mentorship, internships, as well as quality experiences that will further develop knowledge, skills, and aspirations.  PhD researchers web page2019-20 PhD Course Guide.

The studentships (including details of topic titles and universities involved) are listed here. In order to apply for a Faraday Institution PhD position, we are asking applicants to do both of the following:

  1. Complete a Faraday Institution expression of interest form 
  2. Follow the university application process as per advert

This will allow the Faraday institution to keep a central register of prospective PhD researchers that will enable the organisation to match-make potential students with opportunities were vacancies exist. This central pool could be used to help fill affiliated PhD positions being advertised by our projects.

Guidelines have been issued to PhD supervisors regarding the advertisement, recruitment and selection process to be followed, with the aim that a diverse range of students apply, that selection panels are diverse, selection processes are inclusive, and all applicants are made to feel comfortable. The Faraday Institution will be advertising these studentships centrally, including through networks such as the Wise and Black British Professionals in STEM, with the aim of attracting a large number of applications from diverse backgrounds.

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

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Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys.


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