Applicants for these studentships must first apply for entry to one of the PhD programmes within the Department of Informatics.
After applying for entry to a PhD programme, the applicants who wish to be considered for these studentships should send a studentship application statement to the Department PGR Administrators (firstname.lastname@example.org). This statement should include the applicant's name, the King's admissions number, the potential supervisor(s) and a research statement outlining the proposed research project. The studentship application statement should also indicate how the applicant’s skills, past achievements, qualifications, experience and personal qualities make them suited for the studentship.
There is no form for the studentship application statements. A 3 – 4 page outline of the project you would like to undertake, which will be evaluated as part of the application process, should incorporate:
your initial ideas on the particular challenges you would be interested in addressing and its relation to one of the hubs,
a brief review of the relevant state of the art, identifying any limitations or open questions, and
your initial ideas on what research you might carry out towards addressing these challenges, referring to existing research literature where appropriate.
If you are interested in one of the listed project proposals, then you should elaborate in your research statement on how you would approach this project.
The applicants should not repeat in their studentship application statements the details of their background which have been already included in their PhD entry applications. Likewise, the applicants should not attach to their studentship application statements any certificates or transcripts, as these should be included in their PhD entry applications. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their research statement with a potential supervisor.
The deadline for providing the studentship application statements is 27 June 2019.
Following the review of the applicants' statements and their PhD entry application, shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview for an assessment of their research potential and the contributions they can make to the activities of the departmental research hubs and to teaching activities within the department.
Queries related to these studentships should be sent to email@example.com.