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PhD Studentship (motor neurone disease – UK & Ireland)

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The PhD Studentship from the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) enables independent researchers working on motor neurone disease (MND) in the UK or Ireland to recruit and nominate the student of their choice to undertake their doctoral training with the main applicant. The grant supports the training of a graduate student (with relevant prior qualifications) to achieve the qualification of PhD (or equivalent) in a subject of direct relevance to motor neurone disease. Applicants must be based at universities and research institutions in the UK or Ireland. There are no citizenship restrictions but applicants must have the legal rights to work in the UK or Ireland. Applications are not open to PhD students directly.

The studentship covers funding for 3 years:

  • a student stipend of at least 17,000 GBP/year
  • laboratory expense of 26,000 GBP for the duration of the project
  • conference attendance funding support for 1000 GBP
  • Tuition/bench fees at UK student rates

Applications are due on April 26, 2024.

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