The ARIES application process
ARIES operates a two-stage application process, in which first, supervisors select their preferred candidate for their studentship project; and second, these candidates are assessed by the ARIES DTP interview panels.
Eligible candidates may apply for up to three ARIES studentship projects each year. Applications should be made to the university of registration of the project applied for; only formal applications will ultimately be considered for funding, although we do encourage potential applicants to make contact with supervisors before applying, and some of our partners require this – so applicants should be sure to check the requirements of the relevant university. This requirement may apply to non-university partners, too. A conversation with prospective supervisors before applying is in any case recommended, so that applicants can get a good feel for the project and what it will involve.
Applications will need to be supported by:
A full CV
A statement that gives (for example) details of the candidate’s interest in the studentship project, and any skills etc they can bring to it
Electronic copies of certificate(s) and transcript(s) for all relevant qualifications (degrees etc)
Two references, of which at least one must be an academic reference.
The application deadline is 23:59 on 8 January 2019.
Following the application deadline, supervisors will nominate one candidate for their studentship project for interview by the ARIES interview panels.
All nominated candidates will be invited to interview by the ARIES panels. Interviews will take place on 26 and 27 February 2019, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Help with paying expenses associated with attending the interview will be available. Interview panels will be composed of several staff members from across the ARIES partnership; there will be opportunities on the day to meet current DTP students and the DTP Director.
The ARIES Studentship Panel will meet shortly after the interviews to agree a ranked list of candidates for funding. Studentship offers will be made as soon as possible after this meeting.