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The notification for the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship Programme 2019 has been released. The application deadline is fast approaching. Interested applicants are encouraged to check out all of the details on the same listed below:

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DTA3/COFUND offers a chance to be trained at the UK’s top professional and technical universities. Operated by University Alliance, the programme is supported by a €6.5 million grant from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme which has been guaranteed up until 2020.

Our work includes developing collaborative programmes through which our member universities seek to enhance their student experience and research such as the Doctoral Training Alliance – a unique cohort-based doctoral training programme with a strong interdisciplinary and industry-focused ethos. Its objective is to train and develop highly employable researchers in strategically important areas.The extended University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA3) brings together our existing doctoral training initiatives in Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy.

The DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme (DTA3 / COFUND) will be delivered across a consortium of 15 universities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The fifteen universities are:

It will develop 83 early stage researchers from across the EU and beyond as internationally-connected, independent researchers with interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral skills and experience, ready for industrial employment in the European and UK priority challenge areas of healthcare, clean energy and social policy.

The programme will foster transnational mobility through an extended network of international associate partners in Europe and overseas, including Australia and South Africa, to provide recruitment and international placements.

Early stage researchers can apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral fellowships to obtain an interdisciplinary PhD at a DTA3 / COFUND university and join our wider DTA cohort currently made up of 150 students & 300 supervisors.

The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801604


To qualify for a DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship opportunity, applicants must

  • Be an ‘Early-Stage Researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of their research careers and not have a doctoral degree). See Guidance from the EU for the definition of an early-stage researcher.
  • Not have been resident, nor carried out their main activity, in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline, 12th April 2019. Applicants will need to provide details of the periods spent in the UK in the past 3 years (between 12th April 2016 and 12th April 2019) as part of their application.
  • Not already be permanently employed by the entity where the DTA3/COFUND opportunity will take place.
  • Have a postgraduate master’s degree or a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the chosen research topic (see individual project details for more information as to which degrees are relevant, this is not an exhaustive list.)
  • Demonstrate English language competency, as specified by the respective university.
  • Successful candidates will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, the fulfilment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, and confirmation of the candidate’s right to work in the UK or ability to secure a valid visa, if required, from UK Visas and Immigration. Please note that as DTA3/COFUND PhD Fellows will be employees of the host university, a student visa (Tier 4) would NOT be counted as a valid visa.

For full details of requirements see the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral fellowship job description and person specification.

All participating universities have a commitment to equality and diversity and welcome applications from under-represented groups. In addition, all participating universities are ‘Disability Confident’ or equivalent employers.

How to Apply:

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Deadline: 12th April 2019

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  1. if Indian citizens are eligible for this phd fellowship:DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie ?

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