[Fellowship] The Colt Foundation PhD Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health at UK Universities (Fully Funded) [Apply by 1 Sept]

About The Colt Foundation:

The Colt Foundation was established by the O’Hea family under a Trust Deed dated 28 August 1978, with gifts of shares in Colt International and Associated Companies Limited. The Colt Foundation funds high quality research in environmental and occupation health with a particular interest in research projects that are likely to inform policy and working practices and thereby improve the health and wellbeing of workers and the wider population.

About Fellowship:

Each year, the Foundation awards up to 4 Fellowships, to enable holders to study for a PhD in occupational or environmental health at a UK university. Fellowships are normally for 3 years, but Colt Foundation will consider applications for awards over shorter periods from applicants who have already started a PhD, but do not have full funding from other sources to cover completion of their degree.

Research Area: PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Number of Scholarships: Four

Funding Information:

Research expenses: Up to £5,000 per year towards research expenses (which must be satisfactorily justified)

Fees: The Foundation provides full fees for UK/EU students. Where applicants from other countries are required to pay higher fees, they are expected to make up the difference from other sources.


In selecting Fellows, the Colt Foundation takes into account the academic track record of the applicant, the quality of the research project that will be undertaken, and the environment in which the PhD training will be undertaken, including the commitment of the supervisors. Applicants with the potential to become future research leaders in occupational and environmental health will be supported.

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How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted by prospective students, and not by their supervisors, although it is expected that the supervisor(s) will have had input to ensure that the project can lead to a successful PhD. The Applications must include the following:

  • An outline of the proposed research, including the scientific questions that it will address, the data that will be collected, and how they will be analysed to answer the study questions.
  • The Applicants CV.
  • A detailed letter of support from the proposed supervisor.
  • Contact details of 2 referees.

Applications must be submitted to the Foundation’s Director, Mrs Tash Heydon by Email ([email protected]) or by post.

Selection Process:

Fellowships are awarded in competition. After the initial short listing, a subset of application is invited for interview in London, on basis of which, the final selection is made.

Last Date for PhD Fellowship Application is 1st September 2020

Contact Information

Tel  : 01798 342 831

Mail: [email protected]

Official Website    : https://www.coltfoundation.org.uk/

Fellowship Details: https://www.coltfoundation.org.uk/phd-fellowships/

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