Committed to improving the health of the region and beyond, the University of Hull is investing in 20 PhD scholarships worth £1.2 million to investigate some of this century’s most urgent challenges.
Designed to attract the best talent and deliver great research that has impact, these scholarships are open to high-calibre students who will work on specific projects, all with critical importance.
Successful candidates will have their tuition fees funded throughout the PhD programmes as well as stipendiary living costs, totalling around £19,000 per year.
Dr David Richards, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University, said:
“As a University, we believe that identifying some of the most pressing challenges in health and generating the cutting-edge research to solve them is paramount. We want to attract ambitious students to the University to work with us on specific health projects that can make a difference to future generations.”
Developing scientific insights and innovative treatments to benefit patients is ongoing at the University of Hull. Our PhD students are already working with global medical technology giant Smith & Nephew, which combines the brightest minds with the finest Research and Development facilities to drive research into pioneering approaches to advanced wound care.
Many of our PhD students working in health will benefit from access to the vibrant research community at the heart of our new £28-million Allam Medical Building and health campus, which was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in November. The Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, which opened last year, has already brought together a group of high-profile world-class researchers here.
Building on the University’s strong track record of research into how cancer is understood, diagnosed and treated, Yorkshire Cancer research has awarded the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School a grant of over £5 million to tackle cancer inequalities in the region.