PhD Studentship

Date & time :

26 January 

17:00  PM GMT

The FSBI holds an annual competition open to members wishing to apply for postgraduate study leading to a PhD degree.

Applications closed on 26 January 2024 at 17.00h GMT . Late applications will not be considered. If you do not receive acknowledgment of receipt within 48 hours please contact theteam@fsbi.org.uk.


To be eligible, applicants must be paid members of the FSBI at the time of making a grant application.

Research projects may be in any field of study relevant to fish biology and to the aims of the FSBI, as listed on the inside cover page of the Journal of Fish Biology. Projects concerned solely with shellfish (Mollusca or Crustacea) are not eligible for support.

What Studentships Include

  • Fully funded PhD for four years; Including tuition, registration, and viva voce exam
  • A full stipend, that is on average £1000 more than the UKRI standard rate stipend
  • Annual £3500 contribution to consumable costs 

A differential stipend for Irish Universities and for students registered at London-based universities (London-weighting) is available. Students that do not meet these residence criteria must evidence arrangements to pay the balance of any university fees (e.g. match funding and/or fee waiver from the University).

Apply Here!

To apply please download and fill in the following forms:

Download the Application Form: Application form

Download the Supervisor Letter of Support: Supervisor Letter of Support

Download the Report Cover: Report Cover

Read the Terms and Conditions: Terms and Conditions

Please send these filled in forms and any supporting documents to studentships@fsbi.org.uk with admin@fsbi.org.uk cc'd. 

Applications closed at 17.00h GMT on 26 January 2024. 

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend for interview, usually to be held in late February/early March.

Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the FSBI admin

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