Dual award PhD studentship call for projects 

The University of Melbourne (Melbourne) and the University of Manchester (Manchester) seek to support research collaboration and the development of globally-engaged researchers through the international research training group for jointly awarded/ dual PhDs. Jointly awarded/ dual PhD programmes provide candidates with access to complementary facilities, expertise and field environments, a global perspective and an international fluency that will enable future developments in their field and provide a pool of talented employees for global academia and industry.

Project proposals to establish pairs of jointly awarded/ dual PhD research projects are now being called for.

Each successful PI collaborating team, consisting of one PI from Manchester and one PI from Melbourne, will receive funding for two jointly awarded/ dual PhD candidates, one based in Manchester and one based in Melbourne. Funding for each studentship will include tuition fees, a full living stipend allowance, research training support, health insurance and travel allowance.

Both institutions have identified funding for up to 6 PhD studentships under this scheme, with students expected to start in September 2021 in Manchester and January-April 2022 in Melbourne.

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines in the Project proposal call document
  2. Complete and submit the Project proposal call application form
    The Smart PDF application form should be prepared jointly by the Primary Investigators from both Manchester and Melbourne and submitted to Mark Gregory at the University of Melbourne via email by the deadline date (mark.gregory@unimelb.edu.au).

Deadline for project proposals:  Monday 26th October 2020 (08:00am UK / 19:00pm AUS) 


Sarah James-Ford
Postgraduate Research and Researcher Development Coordinator
The University of Manchester

Mark Gregory

International Research Project Officer,
Chancellery, Research and Enterprise
The University of Melbourne

Further information can be found on the University of Melbourne website

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