The call for 2023 proposals has now closed. The call for 2024 proposals will open mid-July 2023.
Diamond Light Source are now welcoming proposals for a limited number of Studentships to start from October 2023.
Diamond collaborates with Research Organisations to co-supervise and part-fund a cohort of PhD Studentships each year. While not a degree awarding institution, Diamond is committed to ensuring that Diamond’s Students receive the best training and support available through its Doctoral Studentship Programme.
Studentship proposals can be from within any area of Diamond and must evidence scientific or technical excellence and the value of the project to the development of Diamond. This may include technical, software or sample environment development.
Find out more and see how to submit a proposal here
As a major UK science facility, Diamond offers exciting prospects for PhD students across a wide variety of scientific and technical areas.
The majority of Diamond-funded students involve collaboration with UK universities and are supported by a 50% contribution towards university fees, student stipend and certain travel, subsistence and accommodation costs and a 50% contribution from the university.
Students are given the opportunity to undertake a research project and submit a thesis for examination in accordance with the University’s regulations governing their PhD programme and the research is intended to lead to academic publications and to further the student’s career. Studentship projects are extremely varied, but are all similar in the sense that they are pushing the boundaries of what is possible on Diamond’s beamlines.
Currently Diamond has around 110 active PhD students in collaboration with universities, taking on 15-20 per year.
Details of studentships starting imminently are available here
Details of studentships as part of our 2023 cohort can be found here
If you have any questions about the Diamond PhD programme, please e-mail the Student Engagement Team - email@example.com
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