Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation


PhD Opportunities 2018

Studentships are normally available for 3 year PhDs covering tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,777.

Studentship within The Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

Value of award

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,777

Number of award

One award – from three project options

Start date and duration

September 2018 for three years

Project Description 

Funding for 1 studentship, choice of 3 projects to choose from:

 Students will be based at Fera Science Ltd in York.

Person Specification and Eligibility Criteria

You must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honors degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.

This award is available to UK/EU candidates only. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

 How to Apply

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form. Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:

• insert the programme code 8010F in the programme of study section
• select ‘PhD in Agriculture and Rural Development (FT) – Food and Nutrition’ as the programme of study
• insert the studentship code nes003 in the studentship/partnership reference field
• attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the project, quote reference code nes003  and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
• attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications

You should also send a covering letter and CV to Mr Steven Hall (e-mail to

We encourage students to apply for only one of the above projects.

The online application system will only allow one application for an IAFRI studentship. If you are applying for TWO projects then you will need to e-mail Postgraduate Admissions and Steven Hall with the following information:

  • your applicant number (from the first project application)
  • the second project title
  • a two page covering letter for the second project

Please also include 'nes003' in the email header

Closing Date for Applications

Closing date is Midnight on Saturday 30th June 2018 (BST). Interviews will take place during July 2018


Steven Hall
Institute Manager
Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation
Agriculture Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

IAFRI +44 (0) 191 208 7962