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PhD studentships

Our PhD studentship scheme aims to encourage the best students to become involved in hearing, deafness and tinnitus research in the UK.

The projects should bring tangible benefits closer for deaf people and those who have hearing loss or tinnitus.

We also encourage applications for co-funded PhD studentships. This may be with the host institute or an external partner (for example, another funding body, charity or company).

Summary of grant

  • Deadline: Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Students and supervisors must be based at a recognised UK university or research institute
  • Value: £91,431 (outside London), or £97,431 (London). Applications for partial funds will also be considered where the outstanding funds are/will be applied for from the host institute or an external source.

In the last round of funding (2023), we received 14 applications and awarded 4 studentships.

Application procedure

All applications should be submitted via our online grants management system, Flexi-Grant. There’s guidance on Flexi-Grant about how to complete your application.

You can download the call and guidelines for 2025, our standard terms and conditions (subject to review), and a guide to using Flexi-Grant:

Please note that applications must be submitted by the proposed supervisor.

Selection procedure

All proposals are sent to two/three external referees, usually within the UK, who are asked to judge the scientific merit of the project as well as the suitability of the project for a PhD student. These reviews and the original proposals are then rated by our Future Leaders review panel. The top-rated proposals are then funded.

Applicants are notified of the outcome as soon as possible, to allow successful applicants plenty of time to recruit a suitable student.

Future Leaders review panel

  • Professor Brian Moore, University of Cambridge (chair)
  • Dr Dan Jagger, University College London
  • Professor Walter Marcotti, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Deborah Vickers, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Morag Lewis, King’s College London
  • Dr Leila Abbas, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Rebecca Dewey, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Magdalena Sereda, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Victoria Bajo Lorenzana, University of Oxford
  • Dr Jennifer Bizley, University College London
  • Dr Juan Fons, King’s College London

Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and open access publications

RNID is a member of the Europe PMC Funders’ Group. We support open access publications and require RNID grant-holders to make their publications open access.

Read our open access publication policy for more information and visit the Europe PMC website.

For more information

If you’d like more information about the PhD Studentship grant, please get in touch by emailing us at research@rnid.org.uk

Page last updated: 4 June 2024

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