Candidates are recruited to ARIES studentships through a robust and transparent procedure:
ARIES Studentships for Entry October 2023
ARIES DTP Studentship Proposals
Please carefully read the options below and ensure that you complete the correct form. This year there is two stage project proposal consideration process.
Stage 1: ARIES DTP Institutional Sift
PIs are required to submit the ARIES INSTITUTIONAL SIFT Proposal Form 2023 and the ARIES DTP Research Costs Form 2023 to their institutional sift. If successful, they will be required to complete the full ARIES Online Form for their proposal to be ratified by the ARIES Strategy Board.
The closing date for final submissions to the DTP via the ARIES Online Form is midday, 16th September 2022.
Please note there are Institutional deadlines to allow consideration by internal sift panels prior to this date:
John Innes Centre: Date TBC
University of Kent: Date TBC
University of East Anglia: Date TBC
University of Plymouth: 24th August 2022
University of Essex: Date TBC
Royal Holloway University of London: Date TBC
If in doubt, please contact your institutional representative.
Stage 2: Consideration by ARIES Strategy Board
If project proposal applications are successful at the Institutional Sift stage, PIs will be required to complete the full ARIES Online Form for their proposal to be considered by the ARIES Strategy Board.
Please note all supporting information and the Research Costs Form must be uploaded to the OneDrive Server [link to be confirmed at a later date] by midday, 16th September 2022.
A Word version of the form is provided below for information, and to allow you to keep a copy of your submission. Submissions of the Word form will not be accepted.
Please note that ARIES primary supervisors must:
Be employed by, and usually based at, an ARIES hosting partner;
Have a track record of research aligned to the NERC remit, or where an inexperienced primary supervisor is proposed, a more experienced supervisor will need to be appointed on the supervisory team:
Have a record of peer-reviewed publications in the NERC remit in journals that would be deemed “internationally excellent” or “world leading” according to current REF criteria;
Be eligible to be a PhD Primary Supervisor according to their institute’s criteria for institutionally-funded studentships;
Have undertaken approved professional development training in relation to their supervisory role within the last 3 years;
Have undertaken equality/diversity and unconscious bias training in the last two years, and be committed to compliance with relevant sections of the ARIES Equality and Diversity statement;
Have a 100% record of formal progress reporting for at least the previous 12 months for all of their PGR students;
You may not be a primary supervisor for an ARIES-funded DTP student in successive years.
ARIES DTP Research Costs (Research Training Support Grant, RTSG)
ARIES has a notional expectation of £8,000 for Research Cost requests. Research Costs requests do not need to include any funding associated with mandatory ARIES training, and ARIES holds £2,500 for each student, which they may request for conference attendance, travel, and training external to the DTP.
UKRI Terms and Conditions for Training Grants state that ” The RTSG is not intended to relieve [the Research Organisation] of any part of [the Research Organisation’s] normal expenditure.” and “[The Research Organisation] must ensure that adequate facilities are resources are made available for the research training.” For this reason students must have well-founded laboratory resources available where required, that are maintained in good working order by the host for the duration of the student’s study. Equipment costs and computer costs will not normally be considered.
Requested costs should be strictly for the benefit of the student and not to support the research interests of any other individual.
Please note all supporting information and the Research Costs Form must be uploaded to the OneDrive Server [link to be confirmed at a later date] by midday 16th September 2022
ARIES/SeNSS Joint Studentship Proposals – led by ARIES for 2023
Details of the call for joint ARIES/SeNSS proposals to be confirmed here shortly.
ARIES/NRP Joint Studentships Proposals – led by ARIES for 2023
Details of the call for joint ARIES/NRP proposals to be confirmed here shortly.