CENTA offers studentships through two main pathways.
You can apply directly to a project, or, if eligible, you can apply directly for one of our Science Opportunity Scholarships (or both). The routes have different eligibility criteria and application deadlines.
Call for Projects
The Call for Projects for our 2023 student recruitment round will open at the end of June 2022. Please look out for further information for supervisors wishing to submit a project for our 2023 recruitment round, which will be posted here soon.
Our project-based studentships
To apply for one or more of our project-based studentships, you will need to apply directly to the university that is hosting the project through their application system.
Applications for project-based studentships for our autumn 2023 intake will open in autumn 2022. Information on how to apply, including deadlines and eligibility criteria will be posted on here nearer the time. Please check back for further information.
Our CENTA Science Opportunity Scholarships (CSOS)
In order to address a historical imbalance, it is our ambition to offer up to 3 fully-funded scholarships to Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) Home-award-eligible applicants who meet the academic requirements.
These scholarships are awarded to candidates prior to any project development. Once awarded, CENTA will put you in contact with academics who conduct research in your area of interest and who, with your help, will design a suitable project for you.
If you are interested in any of the CENTA projects that have been advertised, you may apply directly to that project as well, through the separate project-based studentship pathway (see above).
Applications for CSOS scholarships for our autumn 2023 intake will open in autumn 2022. Information on how to apply, including deadlines and eligibility criteria will be posted on here nearer the time. Please check back for further information.
To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
• Have settled status, or
• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter
If a candidate does not meet the criteria above, they would be classed as an International student.
(For further information please see Annex B in the following document: https://www.ukri.org/files/funding/ukri-training-grant-terms-and-conditions-guidance-pdf/ )
If you’re offered a scholarship
If you are offered a studentship, CENTA will put you in contact with academics who conduct research in your area of interest and who, with your help, will design a suitable project for you. Depending on your subject of interest, there may be projects offered by a number of supervisors at different institutions or research centres.
Please contact the CENTA Manager at [email protected] for more information.