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Application & Selection Process

The application process

There are no further places available on this course.


1. Ensure you satisfy the following criteria:
(i) You have not resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. If you have resided in the UK for any period of time int he last 3 years please indicate this on your application.
(ii) You have not already obtained a PhD.
(iii) You are within the first 4 years (full time equivalent) of completing your first degree.
(ii) You understand that the funding is for 14 months and you may be able to submit a PhD thesis within 4 years.
(iii) You understand that these Early Stage Researcher Fellowships include
* research work to be undertaken largely at Warwick and partly at Southampton
* probably either an industrial secondment of at least 3 months or an international secondment of at least 3 months
* a training programme that will be undertaken by the whole cohort of students

2. Fill in the application form for a PhD in the MOAC Doctoral Training Centre
* Choose to apply to the MOAC PhD, F1P7 (this ensures the application comes to the right place).
* Where the form asks for funding, indicate that you are applying for a scholarship (from CAS-IDP).
* Provide references and transcripts as required by the application process.
* Send a CV (see below) to Professor Rodger (A dot Rodger at warwick dot ac dot uk) as well as submitting it with your application form as required.

3. Include in your CV a section with evidence from your previous experience where you have exhibited the following 9 characteristics which will be displayed by Fellows who will thrive in CAS-IDP:

* Scientific knowledge across disciplines (including a first degree in a relevant subject),
* Willingness to learn
* Technical competence,
* Presentation skills,
* A track record to deliver,
* Innovation and creativity,
* Team working skills,
* Leadership experience, and
* Ability to organize themselves and others.

The selection process

Applications will be processed by the Supervisory Team of CAS-IDP on receipt. The short-listing process will be based on your application form, references, transcripts and in some cases a telephone interview. Shortlisted applicants will be invited, by email. This fellow will join the project part way through ans will need to establish collaborations with other fellows quickly.

The University of Warwick is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Charter and the HR Research in Excellence agenda and works to ensure that its employees achieve their potential.