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The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Plant Sciences

 

The Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship in the field of Phycology is available to UK citizens. The Department of Plant Sciences, in conjunction with Downing College, is offering a range of projects in the field of phycology. Candidates are encouraged to review the projects on the Department's website and to contact potential supervisors directly for further details.

The studentship is typically tenable for up to three years and includes the University Composition Fee, a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance at the standard UK Research Council Doctoral stipend levels (£15,285 2020/21 rate). The award is conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing College for the duration of the studentship and being registered for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Applicants seeking to join the Ralph Lewin-F E Fritsch Prize programme in 2021 should apply to the Department of Plant Sciences in the first instance, in advance of the University’s Funding Deadline (7th January 2021). The Department will assess and select eligible applicants for each programme and submit for consideration, if an initial Departmental evaluation and interview are successful. Application procedures can be found here. Applicants need to select Downing College as their first choice College when making an application.

We are also happy to devise a project with you if you have suitable research interests that we share in phycology. Please contact a prospective supervisor to develop a project proposal before applying.

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