Sunday, 18 April 2010

UK: KESS Scholarship - PhD in Sport and Exercise Science 2010/2011

Brief Description

Aberystwyth University are seeking to recruit a 3-year PhD student to work on a project
entitled: Effects of bovine colostrum supplementation on immune and gut responses to exercise
The prospective applicant should have a minimum of a 1st or good 2:1 in a relevant degree, and
be available to take up the studentship on 1 July 2010. The project is part-funded by the
European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme
administered by the Welsh Assembly Government. KESS PhD scholarships are collaborative
awards with external partners. (Applicants need only apply, they do not need to search for

To apply, you need to send Professor David Lavallee by the 16th of April (address below): a
completed KESS application form (put the reference number AU Maxi 10007 in the top right
hand box of the application form), two references, an up to date CV and a covering letter, in
which you expand on the relevant contents in your CV and wider experience, and why you
think you are a good candidate. KESS application forms are available at We anticipate interviews will be held in late

Value of Award: A stipend of £13,290 for 2009/10 (rising in accordance with inflation for the
remaining two years). Each scholarship has an additional budget for travel,
equipment/consumables and training to support your research. KESS PhD Scholarship holders
do not pay fees.

Length: Full-time for 3 years. (Theses must be submitted 6 months after the funded three year
study period)
Training: The achievement of a Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is
compulsory for each KESS scholar (The PSDA is based on a 60 credit award, which is an
additional award to the PhD).
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for a KESS award, you must be resident, upon application,
in the Convergence Area of Wales and you must be able to take paid employment in the
Convergence area on completion of the scholarship. The Convergence Area means the
following counties of Wales: Isle of Anglesey; Gwynedd; Conwy; Denbighshire; Ceredigion;
Camarthshire; Pembrokeshire; Swansea; Neath Port Talbot; Bridgend; Rhondda Cynon Taff;
Caerphilly; and Torfaen

The following are essential for this studentship:
• BSc. Degree with first or upper second class honours, in Sport and Exercise Science,
Human Biology or other related/relevant subject.
• Interest in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Exercise Immunology and effects of nutrition on
immune function.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Previous experience of teaching or presenting to groups.

The following are desirable for this studentship:

• MSc. Degree in a relevant subject.
• Experience of basic biochemistry and lab techniques for the analysis of human bodily
fluids (e.g. blood, urine, saliva).
• Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh
Please direct any enquiries to Professor David Lavallee at or +44
1970 621545.
Closing date for applications 16 April 2010
Post Reference AU Maxi 10007

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