John Anderson Research Studentship Scheme (JARSS)

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Key facts

  • Number of scholarships: 100
  • Value: Home fees and stipend at UKRI rate
  • Opens: 13 October 2023
  • Helps with: Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration: Between 3 and 3.5 years

Summary

John Anderson Research Studentship Scheme (JARSS) doctoral studentships are available annually for excellent students and excellent research projects.

There are two main sources of funding:

  • Central University funding
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC - DTP) funding.

The JARSS 2023/2024 competition will open in October 2023 and students successful in this competition will commence studies in October 2024. Faculties will set their own internal deadlines for the competition.

Academics/Supervisors make the applications for this scheme and there are various deadlines across the Department and Faculties, therefore, in the first instance, all interested students should contact the Department where they would like to carry out their research.

Eligibility

Funding is provided for students with a good honours degree at a first- or upper second-class level, awarded within a relevant cognate discipline. Faculties may stipulate a first class honours degree. The Faculty of Science may consider lower first degree classifications where there is a good Masters degree.

Subject eligibility

Accounting & finance, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil & environmental engineering, Computer science, Design manufacture & engineering management, Economics, Education, Electronic & electrical engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Human resource management, Law, Marketing, Mathematics & statistics, Mechanical & aerospace engineering, Languages, Naval architecture ocean & marine engineering, Pharmacy & biomedical sciences, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Speech & language therapy, Business, Journalism, Hospitality & tourism, Management, Forensic science, Management science, Social policy, Teaching, Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biology & biological sciences, Biomedical science, Civil engineering, Data analytics, Environmental engineering, Health, Immunology, International relations, Mechanical engineering, Microbiology, Naval architecture, Ocean engineering, Pharmacology, Product design, Prosthetics & orthotics, Renewable energy, Social work, Software engineering, Sports engineering, Engineering, Science, Marine Engineering

Levels eligibility

Postgraduate Research

Study modes eligibility

Full Time, Part Time

Fee Status

Home (Scottish), England or N. Ireland or Rep. Ireland or Wales, International

Student type

Applicant

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Further information

The JARSS has two distinct allocations:

  • Research Excellence Awards (REAs) for research excellence through defined projects that support the University’s strategic research ambitions. A student does not need to be identified at the time of academic application.
  • Student Excellence Awards (SEAs); for students with a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). A student needs to be identified at the time of academic application.

The JARSS has two distinct funding sources:

  • Central University funding which is available to all Faculties and contributes to the SEAs and REAs.
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC - DTP) funding which is available for the Science and Engineering Faculties and contributes to the SEAs and REAs.
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How to apply

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with. Please note that Departments will have internal deadlines which may be as early as Late 2023.

A list of all Departments can be found at the foot of this page and on the University of Strathclyde homepage.

Supervisors can be found under the Staff Search page.

 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

For all subjects in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) please submit your academic application by 1st March 2024.  There are 6 awards in HaSS.

From the HaSS Graduate School website (https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/graduateschool/), you can navigate to your subject area and from there you will see the supervisors and their areas of expertise. 

You must make contact with a potential supervisor before you complete the online application, as you will need to be in receipt of a conditional offer of study before the closing date.

To apply you must submit an online application via the subject of your choice.  In the ‘funding’ section of the application please write “HaSS SEA Scholarship”.

You should upload the following documents with your application

  • 1500-word research proposal
  • A 2-page CV, including your academic achievements and any professional experience.
  • Academic transcripts
  • 2 Academic reference letters
  • IELTS Academic (minimum overall band score of 6.5 or higher for Education, taken within 2 years prior to commencing PhD study) or equivalent, if English is not your first language

You must be in receipt of a conditional offer of study before 1st March 2024 to be considered for this award.

Queries for Humanities and Social Sciences subjects ONLY to hass-pgr-applications@strath.ac.uk 

 

Faculty of Science

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they wish to work with. A list of all Departments can be found at the foot of this page and on the University of Strathclyde homepage. Lists of supervisors, along with their research interests and contact details, can be found through the Our Research sections of the departments’ webpages

Alternatively, a specific supervisor can be found by name using the Staff Search page.

Contact us

For general information on the operation of the JARSS scheme in Science please contact: science-enquiries@strath.ac.uk

 

Strathclyde Business School

Applicants interested in applying for the JARSS Student Excellence Awards (SEA) competition should note that the SBS deadline for the first round of funding is mid-November, but individual Departments will have deadlines in advance of this. Subject to available funds, we will also have a second round of funding with a late-March Faculty deadline.

Applicants must identify and make contact with their potential supervisor as soon as possible to discuss making a SEA application. Supervisors will make applicants aware of the requirements in terms of the research proposal, format of the CV and references, and it is supervisors that submit the application on behalf of the applicant.

Applicants must submit an application via Pegasus and be in receipt of an offer prior to confirmation of the award of funding, if successful.

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Contact us

Applications are made by academic supervisors and, in the first instance, interested candidates should contact the department/supervisor they are interested in working with.

A list of all Departments can be found at the foot of this page and on the University of Strathclyde home page.

Supervisors can be found under the Staff Search page.