Applications for PhDs commencing in Sept 2018 are now closed.
Euan MacDonald Centre studentships
Through the generosity of our donors & fundraisers, the Centre normally funds one non-clinical PhD studentship per year. The best student is chosen on the basis of application, interview & references, and then chooses the project he or she is most interested in.
The studentship includes the standard provision of:
- Stipend for three years
- UK/EU University fees
- Travel & consumables
- Oversight by a second supervisor & thesis committee
- Access to all training & support available to postgraduates at the chosen University
An enriched experience
Because Euan MacDonald Centre students become part of our wide-ranging network, we are able to offer additional experiences and training that include opportunities to:
- shadow an MND Nurse Specialist, meet people with MND, and attend an MND clinic and/or home visit
- undertake a short placement with a Euan MacDonald Centre Principal Investigator of a different specialty
- attend and present at six-monthly seminar afternoons featuring a wide range of Centre research
- obtain bursaries to present data at national and international MND-related meetings
- gain experience in public engagement by participating in open days and MND Awareness events.
- access the Centre’s communications pipeline to promote the student’s research
How to apply and deadlines
Applications for Sept 2018 entry are now closed.
The next round will be advertised here in Autumn 2018. Applications should be made through the EdNeuro.PhD gateway.
Projects offered this year
Clinical Research Training
We welcome enquiries at any time from ambitious clinicians wishing to undertake a PhD in any aspect of research related to neurodegenerative disease and aligned with one of the Centre’s Principal Investigators.
Although there is no specific Euan MacDonald Centre clinical studentship funding, high-calibre applicants will be supported in an application to a national funding programme such as those from the MRC and Wellcome Trust, or one of the schemes offered by the University of Edinburgh:
Please contact your intended supervisor to discuss opportunities directly.
The University of Edinburgh offers many relevant MSc courses that provide a good foundation for later doctoral training. Some are online distance learning. The full list of courses and degrees in Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Edinburgh can be found in the Course and Degree Finder.