Investing in the next generation of researchers

The University of Stirling is a research-led institution, delivering research that makes a difference - research that has impact. We produce world-leading research across a distinctive subject mix of sciences, social sciences and humanities. We enable our staff and students to make a significant contribution to conducting research that addresses key economic, societal and cultural needs, both locally and globally.

We are inviting applications for our fully funded Impact and Collaborative Research PhD studentships for UK/EU students.

To apply follow the link through to the project and application details:

University of Stirling Impact Studentships

The University of Stirling Impact Studentships support outstanding novel research projects linked to the Universities strategic priorities. The University will provide the costs of a three year PhD, fees at Home/EU rate, and the standard stipend and research expenses (at RCUK rates).

  • Development of near-field dynamic models of carrying capacity for regulation of European Aquaculture into the future
  • Exercise as medicine: acceptability and impact of exercise specialists located in general practice
  • Forecasting the Scottish Economy in a new fiscal regime
  • Governing risky and at risk subjects: a comparative analysis of the representation and governance of the drug problem in Scotland and Greece
  • Hydraulic fracturing for shale energy in Scotland: is there any potential for compromise between energy companies and environmental groups?
  • Novel ways of using tobacco packaging to deter smoking
  • Nalmefene treatment for alcohol problems: prescribing patterns and influences

University of Stirling Collaborative Research Studentships

The University of Stirling Collaborative Research Studentships support cutting edge research projects designed and delivered in collaboration with companies. These projects focus on developing innovative solutions to business challenges, and provide research experience in academic and business environments. Each studentship will provide the cost of a PhD over 4 years; fees at Home/EU rate, an enhanced stipend (RCUK rate + £3000), research expense of £3000 and research training fund of £1000.

Supervision will be provided by an academic supervisor and an industrial supervisor from the partner company. The student will be based in the University, and undertake a placement with the partner company of between 6 and 18 months duration. The arrangements for the placement can be flexible as appropriate to the needs of the project, but must form a substantial part of the research environment and training.

  • Tackling child neglect: developing and testing public health solutions
  • Proactive Sustainable Tourism: strategies to ensure wildlife conservation and tourist satisfaction in National Parks

Application deadlines vary for these projects - deadlines range from 31 May to 16 June - please check the deadline for the project you are interested in.

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