JSPS Summer Programme 2018

Application Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: Tuesday 12 June-Wednesday 22 August 2018
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The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for two months during the summer.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a British national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. You can find the application guidelines and form on the JSPS London website.  Any enquiries should be sent to: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

You can read case studies written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows at www.jsps.org/case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme.

LAST CHANCE: PhD funding Fair

PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2017money-boxes-57124_1280
4 December 2017

Central LondonVenue to be advised to successful applicants only

  • Dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
  • Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
  • Meet over 20 high quality Universities with PhD funding to offer
  • Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student in our ​unique and ever popular PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room​
  • Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding

Specialist Subject Sessions: The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions:
​The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.
The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.

As this is a specialist Fair, and we have limited spaces in both the morning and afternoon Sessions, you will need to have applied, been accepted, and have received a personal invitation to the Fair, in order to attend.

Free to attend, but you need to apply now.  Register – www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/postgraduatestudentships-phd-funding-fair

Need PhD funding?

piggybankPostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2017
4 December 2017

Central LondonVenue to be advised to successful applicants only

  • Dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
  • Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
  • Meet over 20 high quality Universities with PhD funding to offer
  • Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student in our ​unique and ever popular PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room​
  • Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding

Specialist Subject Sessions: The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions:
​The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.
The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.

As this is a specialist Fair, and we have limited spaces in both the morning and afternoon Sessions, you will need to have applied, been accepted, and have received a personal invitation to the Fair, in order to attend.

Free to attend, but you should apply sooner rather than later as places are limited.  Register – www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/postgraduatestudentships-phd-funding-fair

Naturejobs Careers Expo

focuses on the scientific community, specifically the life sciences, the physical sciences and medicine.  It’s aimed at early career stage researchers, PhD students and post-docs.
naturejobs career expo_4oct17Key features include the conference, exhibitors from global scientific organisations of research, practical workshops, and career development opportunities.
4 October 2017
Business Design Centre, London
www.nature.com/naturejobs/career-expo
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Funding your Master’s or PhD

lookTake a look at these – annual £5,000 scholarships + a number of smaller awards in any subject from:

Applications opened in May.

Find out more about funding:

Decisions, decisions… should I do a PhD?

qmarkThese resources on jobs.ac.uk may help you to decide:

  • PhD Video Blogs: Get a real insight into life as a PhD student
    Short films of PhD students at various stages of their PhD and locations around the world.  The vlogs, or video blogs, will cover everything from starting a PhD, moving abroad to do a PhD, finding funding opportunities to viva preparation and finding your first academic job.
  • Postgraduate Options – Is a PhD for me?
    A 60-minute live online video event with a group of expert panelists who shared their insights and top tips on doing a PhD, the routes to doing a doctorate, how to find PhD opportunities and how to compose a good application.
  • PhD career ebooks and toolkits
    hould I do a PhD?; Career planning for PhDs; 10 Career paths for PhDs