IAPETUS2 will support at least 16 fully-funded postgraduate studentships at one of our partner organizations in 2019


// Available Projects & Awards

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All of our doctoral research projects are supervised by mixed teams of world-leading researchers, with members of staff from across our partner organisations involved in each.

// Financial Support

IAPETUS’ postgraduate studentships are tenable for up to 3.5 years, depending on the doctoral research project the student is studying and provides the following package of financial support:

  • A tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council’s national rate, which in 2017/18 is £14,553.
  • Full payment of their tuition fees at the Home/EU rate;
  • Access to extensive research support funding; &
  • Support for an external placement of up to six months.

Part-time award-holders are funded for seven years and receive a maintenance grant at 50% of the full-time rate.

// Eligibility & Requirements

All applicants need to meet NERC’s eligibility criteria to be considered for an IAPETUS studentship and these are detailed in the current RCUK studentship terms and conditions.

IAPETUS is only able to consider applications from Home/European Union candidates. International candidates are not eligible to be considered and where an candidate from another EU country has not been resident in the UK for 3 years or more prior to the commencement of their studies with IAPETUS, they will only be eligible for a fees-only studentship.

IAPETUS is looking for candidates with the following qualities and backgrounds:

  • A first or 2:1 undergraduate degree, or have relevant comparable experience;
  • In addition, candidates may also hold or be completing a Masters degree in their area of proposed study or a related discipline; &
  • An outstanding academic pedigree and research potential, such as evidenced through the publication of articles, participation in academic conferences and other similar activities.

// How to Apply

We will post details here about how to apply as soon as the next round opens.

// Further Information

If you have any questions about applying for IAPETUS studentship please contact your prospective Department/School or IAPETUS directly at contact.iapetus@durham.ac.uk / 0191 33 41405.