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University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research scholarship in UK, 2019

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University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships in UK, 2019

Scholarship Description: The new Kathleen Ollerenshaw scholarship is now available at the Faculty of Science and Technology, which is offered annually. Scholarships are available for candidates of all nationalities.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Manchester’s reputation is just one of the reasons why Manchester is the best place for a master’s degree. The university offers students much more than just a qualification. Their groundbreaking courses build on their cutting-edge research and close links with global industry. You will quickly develop skills and become familiar with experiences that differentiate you from the job market.

University of Manchester, Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research scholarship in UK, 2019

An IELTS certificate is not required at the time of application. If you are nominated for the scholarship, you will be asked to take the IELTS test. Requirements for the English language vary by course, but in most cases, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no subtests less than 5.5) or TOEFL 570 (90 IBT) to complete the last step of selection. They do not accept an English certificate from a Rwandan university instead of the IELTS test.

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Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research scholarship Available Subject: scholarships are awarded within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

  • The Schools participating in the current round are:
SchoolHead of SchoolContact
Chemical Engineering & Analytical ScienceProfessor Christopher
ChemistryProfessor Nik


Computer ScienceProfessor Robert


Earth & Environmental ScienceProfessor Kevin
Electrical & Electronic EngineeringProfessor Simon
MathematicsProfessor Oliver


Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil EngineeringProfessor Alice
Physics & AstronomyProfessor Sean


Scholarship Benefits: The scheme provides funding for 5 years.  It covers:

  1. The applicant’s salary costs, estate costs and indirect costs for 5 years.
  2. Supported by a senior mentor and participant in the New Academics program.
    Kathleen Ollerenshaw scholars who are approaching their first year can apply for a research grant of up to £ 20,000, subject to a business case. Holders of these prestigious scholarships should have identified a substantial and significant research challenge, which will result in significant funding for research and highly cited publications in the coming years. In the Academic Impact Study (below), the candidate must specify how their research is viewed by a broader community than the necessary degree of novelty, importance, and utility. Successful applicants will complete a limited number of courses (up to 6 hours per week).

Number of Scholarships: The University anticipate up to 12 of these prestigious Fellowships to be offered annually.

Eligible Nationalities: There are no nationality restrictions. Fellowships are available for applicants of all nationalities.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The scholarship is intended for early career researchers (ECR). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. before the start date of the scholarship or have equivalent research experience. There are no eligibility rules based on the number of years of postdoctoral experience or the fact that the candidate has a permanent academic position. The philosophy of the Early Career Researcher program is to support candidates who have a history of outstanding research and have had a positive impact. Candidates who have followed a non-standard career after graduation and in circumstances such as maternity, paternity, long-term illness, family responsibilities or career breaks will be taken into account. Candidates who wish to resettle after a career break or other period of absence from active research are also welcome. There are no nationality restrictions.

Application Procedure:

As a first step, the potential candidate should contact the Head of the host school to discuss the background and strategy of an application. Without the express support of the Head of school, an application will be automatically rejected. The principals participating in the current cycle are:

The Lady Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Scholarships are awarded in a two-step application process. Full submission is required for submission to the faculty jury, but the first level and pre-selection will be at the host school level.

Applications to the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research scholarship must be made using this form. In addition please attach:

  1. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. Research Proposal (3 sides of A4)
  3. Academic Impact Statement (1 side of A4)
  4. Statement of Strategic Fit (1 side of A4)
  5. Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Application Form

Scholarship Link

Deadline: November 23, 2018

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