Call for Studentship Proposals 2023

Call for Studentship Proposals 2023

ARIES Recruitment

Candidates are recruited to ARIES studentships through a robust and transparent procedure:

ARIES Recruitment Procedure 2023 

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: 15th August 2022

University of Kent: 1st August 2022, 17:00

University of East Anglia: 12th August 2022, 17:00

University of Plymouth: 24th August 2022

University of Essex: 2nd September 2022

Royal Holloway University of London: 2nd September 2022

British Antarctic Survey: 8th August 2022

If in doubt, please contact your institutional representative.

ARIES Institutional Sift Panel Instructions 2023

Sift panel chairs/institutional representatives to the ARIES Strategy Board are required to send a completed ARIES Institutional Sift Report Form to aries.dtp@uea.ac.uk by the deadline (12:00; 16 September 2022). For further information on this please read the ARIES Institutional Sift Panel Instructions linked above.

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 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.

ARIES DTP Studentship Proposals Instructions 2023

ARIES DTP Studentship Proposal Word Form 2023

Supervisor Eligibility

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 by midday 16th September 2022

ARIES DTP Research Costs Form 2023

ARIES/SeNSS Joint Studentship Proposals – led by ARIES for 2023

For 2023 ARIES/SeNSS Joint Studentships the Primary Supervisor may be from any ARIES host organisation and the second supervisor must be from a SeNSS partner offering the relevant pathway.

Prospective applicants should read the ESRC/NERC DTPs Joint-DTP Studentships 2023 Call guidance in conjunction with the ARIES Studentship application instructions above.

The Primary Supervisor is required to complete the full ARIES/SeNSS Online Form for their proposal to be considered by the ARIES-SeNSS Studentship Selection Panel.

Please note all supporting information and the Research Costs Form must be uploaded to the OneDrive Server 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.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via aries.dtp@uea.ac.uk

ARIES SENSS DTP Research Costs Form 2023

ARIES SENSS DTP Studentship Proposal Indicative Form 2023

ARIES/Norwich Research Park Biosciences DTP (NRPDTP) Joint Studentships Proposals – led by ARIES for 2023

For 2023 ARIES/NRP Joint Studentships the Primary Supervisor may be from any ARIES host organisation and the collaborating Co-supervisor must be an NRPDTP eligible supervisor.

Prospective applicants should read the NRPDTP-ARIES BBSRC-NERC NRPDTP ARIES Joint Studentships 2023 Call guidance in conjunction with the ARIES Studentship application instructions above.

NRPDTP collaborating supervisors are required to complete the NRPDTP Expression of Interest form (available to download via the NRPDTP Hub – https://biodtp.norwichresearchpark.ac.uk/nrpdtp-calls/) and, if deemed eligible to compete in this recruitment round, the ARIES INSTITUTIONAL SIFT Proposal Form 2023 Intake.

NRPDTP Expression of Interest deadline midday 27 June 2022

NRPDTP-ARIES/Institutional sift deadline by 9 September 2022

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via aries.dtp@uea.ac.uk (ARIES DTP supervisors) or biodtp@norwichresearchpark.ac.uk (NRPDTP supervisors).