The Managers expect in 2010 to elect one or two W D Armstrong Studentships, tenable in the University, for full-time postgraduate work in engineering, chemical engineering/biotechnology or medicine.

The holders of the Studentships must undertake a full-time course of postgraduate work in the University approved by the Managers in a field related to the application of engineering in medicine. Applications are encouraged from outstanding candidates with a background in other disciplines who now wish to work in these fields, and from candidates within one of these fields who wish to broaden or change their work to another aspect or aspects of the fields. The Managers will take into account engineering competence and clinical interest and it is also expected that co-supervisors will be identified from both the School of Technology and the School of Clinical Medicine. Applications from candidates who wish to proceed to the Ph.D. Degree or other postgraduate qualification in the relevant field are invited. The Studentships are not normally intended for support of candidates who have already embarked on a course of research leading to a Ph.D.

The Studentships will normally provide full cost support comprising approved College and University fees (at the Home or EU rate as appropriate) and maintenance at the standard EPSRC rate, together with any fee approved by the Managers for training. In fixing the value of the Studentship, account will be taken of other resources available to the student, including other awards held. The Studentships will normally be held, subject to satisfactory progress, for the prescribed duration of the course.

An application form and forms for referees are available from the School of Technology and should be submitted via the Department of Engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology or the School of Clinical Medicine. The closing date for receipt of applications and completed reference forms is 31 January 2010.

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