How to apply

To be considered for either PhD Studentship you must do both of the following by the scholarship deadline:

1. Apply for a place to study one of the following programmes and provide all supporting documents (including references and a research proposal) by the scholarship deadline:

2. Submit a covering letter to by the Scholarship deadline. Please state clearly in the covering letter which Studentship you are applying for.

The aim of the studentships is to enable the successful candidate to have research impact in the fields of adult social care and intellectual and developmental disabilities. This could be kickstarting a new research career or accelerating a research career for an established practitioner. Therefore, as part of the application process, we ask that you upload a covering letter indicating how being awarded the Tizard PhD studentship fits into your medium/long term career aspirations. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to speak about this at interview stage. Please send it to

Enquiries regarding the application process should be made to 

For informal discussions about potential research projects, please contact either Michelle McCarthy or Magali Barnoux

Interviews will be held on 20th March 2024.