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MGS open competition for studentships commencing in October 2020 is now open!

The Midlands Graduate School open competition for studentships commencing in October 2020 is now open! Deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Please note that there are several elements to the application process and applicants should allow plenty of time to assemble all the information required.

For further information on how to apply please visit:

Mon 04 Nov 2019, 10:03

UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

UKRI and the Canadian Funding agency Mitacs have launched the UK-Canada Globalink PhD Exchange Scheme, inviting applications from UK and Canadian PhD students to take part in a two way exchange for a 12 week period.

Following a competitive application process, the first exchanges will take place from April 2020.

On the UK side, the scheme is open to UK students doctoral students funded by one of the Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) in any area. Full details here.

Deadline for applications is 12 December 2019.

Thu 07 Nov 2019, 13:25

Call for Abstracts - Researching Brexit Conference, University of Durham

Call for Abstracts; Researching Brexit Conference

28-29 October 2019, University of Durham

The second Researching Brexit Conference hosted by the Researching Brexit Network will offer researchers the opportunity to consider Brexit from a range of different perspectives.

Call for abstracts for Post-Graduate students whose research is focussed on Brexit, or is heavily influenced by Brexit.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th August 2019 to be emailed to

Please see the website for the full details of the call.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 10:56

Eligibility for EU students starting in the 2020/21 academic year

The government has announced that EU nationals will remain eligible for Research Council studentships for the 2020/21 academic year on the same basis as is available at present.

Confirmation of this is on the UKRI Skills webpage here:

This webpage also includes a link to the government announcement of 4 July 2019 on this subject.

Thu 18 Jul 2019, 10:17

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MGS Events Calendar

Please see the above link for the full events calendar. A selection of our upcoming events are listed below.