Dunhill Studentships

Dunhill Studentships

Dunhill Medical Trust Studentships

We are delighted to advertise 3 fully funded 4-year PhD studentships, supported by the Dunhill Medical Trust. You will be part of an inter-disciplinary cohort of students at the University of Aberdeen to look at ‘Building interventions to improve quality of life for older people’. Details of the projects can be found on FindaPhD via the following links:

Project 1: Intergenerational communication: understanding and supporting social interactions between younger and older adults. Lead supervisor: Prof Louise Phillips.

Project 2: Supporting future care decisions for older people. Lead supervisor: Dr Stephen Makin.

Project 3: Improving health behaviour and independence in older adults with a cognitive training intervention. Lead supervisor: Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn.



These studentships are funded for 48 months full time (or up to 96 months part-time). Funding includes:

Stipend based on UKRI rates (£16,062 for the 2022/23 academic year)

UK Level Tuition Fees

Research and Training Costs


Academic Eligibility:

Applicants to this studentship are expected to have or achieve a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent).


How to Apply:


Dunhill Studentship Application Form

Please note that you can only apply for one of the listed projects, however you can indicate interest in the other projects on the application form. In order to apply, applicants must complete ALL of the followings steps to be considered:


-All degree transcripts and certificates (BSc and MSc, where applicable). Official translations are required where English is not the original language

-Cover letter for each project you wish to apply for, addressed to the lead supervisor (see application form)

-A copy of your academic CV

-Proof of settled or pre-settled status in the UK, where relevant

-Contact details of 2 referees (please see application form for more information)


Incomplete applications at the time of the deadline unfortunately cannot be considered.