The John Grace QC PhD Scholarship 2018

Guidance Notes for Applicant Universities

The Schizophrenia Research Fund and Mental Health Research UK invite Universities to apply for this Scholarship in the field of schizophrenia. The Scholarship is named after John Grace QC who was a founding Trustee of Mental Health Research UK and who sadly died in 2011.

Applications which research the positive symptoms of schizophrenia would be particularly welcome. 

One application only from a University will be considered.

The award covers fees and stipend only and will be based on the Medical Research Council’s minimum stipend and fees for UK/EU students currently as follows:

2017/18 Stipend: Outside London - £14,553 Inside London: £16,553
2017/18 Fees: £4,195.

Funding will cease at 4 years or on submission of the PhD thesis, whichever is earlier. 
The fourth year is regarded as a writing up year and the grant will be the stipend and thesis fee only. In the event of early submission, a brief application to retain the student for the remainder of the period within the total cost envelope will be considered. College fees will be considered, where advertised by the University, as additional to the tuition fee.

Mental Health Research UK will consider a small grant towards Travel and conference allowances, where the student is presenting, subject to prior approval. No contribution will be made towards Research Training and Support grants.  

If your University fees or stipend are different from the above, please advise in the covering email with your application.

Closing date for applications: midnight on June 16, 2017

Applications: on the attached form completed electronically in 12 pt Times New Roman, maximum of 4 A4 pages. (Where there are co-supervisors page 4 may be completed for each supervisor.) Any additional pages will be disregarded.

The completed application form should be emailed .

Please note that applications from individual students are not permitted and applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Assessment: assessment will be carried out by the Trustees of the two charities and their scientific advisers. There will also be a lay assessor with experience of schizophrenia.

Mental Health Research UK aims to make a significant improvement to the lives of people with mental illness by funding research into causes of and cures for mental illness.

The Schizophrenia Research Fund was formed to advance the better understanding, prevention, treatment and cure of all forms of mental illness and in particular of the illness known as schizophrenia.

Documents for download

John Grace QC PhD Scholarship Application Form 2018.doc
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