Postgraduate Research Teaching Associate (PGRTA) Scholarships

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

November 30, 2023

Description

Postgraduate Research Teaching Associate (PGRTA) Scholarships Type of award

Scholarship

Managing department

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Value

With our new, fully funded PhD scheme, you don't have to choose between starting your career or researching for a PhD – we'll back you to study, teach and earn.

Every year we'll support Postgraduate Research Training Associates to tackle areas of key research, whilst also paying them to develop their teaching experience. You'll leave with both a PhD and PGR Teaching Associate training (PGRTA), all whilst earning a salary.

Funding details:

  • A teaching salary plus a stipend (£21,646 a year)
  • All tuition fees covered
  • Transferable skills to support your career
  • Your research guided by our leading minds
  • Specified use

    These hybrid scholarships are open to UK offer holders across all research areas, and will be of interest to students who wish to tackle areas of key research and develop their teaching experience.

    Tenable period

    4-5 years

    Continuation of award

    Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

    Number available

    20

    Funding provider

    The University of Manchester's Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Level(s) of study

    This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research
  • Allowed study options

    This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Subject restrictions

    This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for this award you must:

  • Hold (or be about to obtain) upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
  • It would also be great if you:

  • Held a Master's degree in a relevant field at merit or equivalent
  • Nationality restrictions Other eligibility criteria

    You will also need to:

  • Have applied for a PhD by the advertised funding deadline.
  • Have an interest in teaching and supporting students
  • Have the ability to engage and enthuse others
  • Have strong team working skills
  • Be able to initiative and organisational skills when working independently
  • Have the capacity to work flexibly to tight deadlines
  • Have strong English language proficiency
  • It would also be great if you:

  • Had a proven track record of engaging with research
  • Have relevant teaching or volunteering experience
  • Application procedure

    This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • With the option to split your research and teaching time:

  • 60% research / 40% teaching (5 years 10 months total)
  • 80% research / 20% teaching (4 years 5 months total)
  • Closing date

    Applications will be considered throughout the academic year in four batches:

  • Apply before 30 November 2023: you'll be interviewed in January and notified if you have been awarded a scholarship by 28 February 2023.
  • Apply between 30 November 2022 and 31 January 2023: you'll be interviewed in March and notified if have been awarded a scholarship by 31 March 2023.
  • Apply between 31 January 2023 and 31 March 2023: you'll be interviewed in May and notified if you have been awarded a scholarship by 31 May 2023.
  • Apply between 31 March 2023 and 31 July 2023: you'll be interviewed in July and notified if you have been awarded a scholarship by 31 July 2023.
  • Contact details for enquiries
  • Sandra Kershaw Recruitment and Admissions Officer Tel: 0161 306 4826 Email: fse-pgr-admissions@manchester.ac.uk
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