Using genomic data of sponges to reveal patterns of genetic diversity and connectivity in the Mediterranean Sea
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The studentship is part of the INSPIRE Doctoral Training Partnerships, funded by NERC, and starts October 2019.
Supervision and training
Each INSPIRE project comes with a 3.5 year fully funded studentship for UK students and EU students who meet the RCUK eligibility criteria. Stipend in line with RCUK stipend levels.
To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), a student must satisfy all of these conditions:
- Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay.
- Been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the grant. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
- Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals.)
Minimum Academic Eligibility Criteria:
- BSc/MSci 2:1
- and/or Masters (MSc or MRes) at Merit/Distinction level (>60%).
- and/or evidence of significant relevant professional experience equivalent to Masters level.
How to apply
Applications are made through the University of Southampton's Online Application Form. The University has detailed guidance on how to apply.
In summary, please include:
- A short statement of your research interests and rationale for your choice of project(s) - in the Personal Statement section of the application form
- Curriculum vitae - giving details of your academic record and stating your research interests.
- Names of two current academic referees - with an institutional email addresses in the Reference section of the application form. On submission of your online application your referees will be automatically emailed requesting they send a reference to us directly by email.
- Academic transcripts and IELTS/TOEFL certificate if applicable.
As far as possible please upload all documents in pdf format.
General enquiries should be directed to the GSNOCS (Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton) team on firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 4 January 2019.
Any questions ?
You are encouraged to contact potential supervisors by email to discuss project-specific aspects of the proposed research at an early stage.
If you have any questions about the project please contact
This a joint PhD training partnership between the Natural History Museum and INSPIRE a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) creating an innovative multi-disciplinary experience for the effective training of future leaders in environmental science, engineering, technology development, business, and policy.