Research Scholarships

All Subject Areas: Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships 2019

Closing date: 4 January 2019

Key Information

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES)

Swansea University is pleased to offer up to sixteen fully funded scholarships for full time doctoral study on a Swansea University single award degree, commencing in October 2019, supported by its flagship Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships Scheme (SURES).

Seven academic Colleges/Schools are participating in the scheme through 33 individual projects.

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships include fees at Home/EU rate and a maintenance stipend at UKRI rates, each for a maximum period of three years. In addition, the sum of up to £1,000 per annum is available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

The award of a scholarship is conditional upon the recipient achieving either a first class honours degree and/or a distinction at Masters’ level.

All applications must include a structured research proposal for the chosen project. Applications submitted without a research proposal will not be considered.

Swansea University’s PGR Scholarships Sub-Committee will be responsible for appointing students to SURES.

The 33 projects are:

College of Arts and Humanities

  • Politics, International Studies and Media (SURESCOAH01)
  • English Literature, Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics (SURESCOAH02)
  • Welsh and/or Modern Languages and Translation (SURESCOAH03)
  • Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology (SURESCOAH04)
  • History (SURESCOAH05)

College of Engineering (including School of Sport and Exercise Sciences)

  • Solar Fuels: Scalable Photoelectrochemical Fuel Production (SURESENG01)
  • Analytic Assessment of Head Impacts in Rugby Union (SURESENG02)
  • Simulation of Coastal Erosion under Storm Surge Conditions (SURESENG03)

College of Human and Health Sciences

  • Exploration of the Intergenerational Care Movement in the UK: Developing a Sustainable Model to Support Community Connections (SURESHHSCI01)
  • The Making with Meaning Assistive Technology Project (SURESHHSCI02)
  • Evaluating Digital Innovations to Support Healthy Infant Feeding Practices (SURESHHSCI03)
  • Examining the Effects of Self-control Cues on Health-related Decision-making (SURESHHSCI04)  
  • Diet Related Changes in Gut Microbiota and their Impact on Interoceptive Processes (SURESHHSCI05)

College of Science

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law

  • The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression: An Uncertain Future for the 'Supreme International Crime’ (SURESHRCSL01)
  • Devolution and UK Constitutional Principles (SURESHRCSL02)
  • Argumentation for Judicial Decision Support (SURESHRCSL03)
  • Global Health Governance and Antimicrobial Stewardship (SURESHRCSL04)
  • The Role of Historical Narratives in Extremist Propaganda (SURESHRCSL05)

School of Management

  • Investigating the Energy-Tourism Nexus (SURESSOM01)
  • The Impact of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects on Worker and Community Wellbeing: Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station (SURESSOM02)
  • Spillover Effects between Financial Markets: A Quantile Regression Approach (SURESSOM03)
  • Developing Regional Economies: Evaluating Regional Impact of Large Infrastructure Project (SURESSOM04)
  • Using Quantile Regressions to Obtain Skewness and Forecast Stock Returns (SURESSOM05)

Swansea University Medical School

  • Lipid Biomarkers Discovery: From Lysosomal Storage Disorders to Neurodegenerative Diseases (SURESSUMS01)
  • Type 2 Diabetes - Molecular Analysis of Allosteric Modulation of GLP-1 Receptor (SURESSUMS02)
  • Blood Rheology: Diagnostics and Biomarkers (SURESSUMS03)
  • Immunological Adaptation in Pregnancy, Interactions with Environmental Factors and the Development of the Baby’s Immune System (SURESSUMS04)
  • Routine Collection of Patient Reported Outcome and Experience Measures (Proms And Prems): Evaluation of Existing Measures, PROM Development and Testing (SURESSUMS05)

The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 January 2019.

Applicants should be aware, College/School shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 21 January and 8 February 2019. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit in the week commencing 4 March 2019.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class honours degree (or equivalent) and/or distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants, who are yet to complete their qualification, should attach transcripts to evidence their progress towards achieving either a first class honours degree or a distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from a non UK University should attach academic transcripts and certificates.
  • Where applicants have multiple standalone Master's Degrees, a distinction must be achieved in that most relevant to their intended doctoral degree.

Due to funding restrictions, the scholarships are available to UK/EU students only. Applicants liable for overseas fees are not eligible to apply.

Funding

Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual stipend at the UKRI rate (to be confirmed for 2019/20) for three years. The current 2018/19 stipend is £14,777 per annum. 

There will also be up to £1,000 per annum available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online via http://www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline/.

Applicants should be careful to select the appropriate scholarship code (e.g. SURESCOS01, SURESENG02) on page 3 of the online application form.

All applications must be accompanied by a structured research proposal, to include the following sections:

  1. Project Title
  2. Aims and Objectives
  3. Literature Review
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Expected Outcomes

Research proposals should be a maximum of 2,000 words, in addition to a bibliography.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 January 2019.

Applicants should be aware, College/School shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 21 January and 8 February 2019. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit in the week commencing 4 March 2019.

General enquiries on the scholarship scheme may be sent to Dr Vivienne Jenkins (pgrsures@swansea.ac.uk).