UK: PhD Scholarship in Hydroenvironmental Engineering at Cardiff University

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Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of hydro environmental engineering offered by Cardiff University in UK.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at Cardiff University in UK.

Scholarship Provider: Cardiff University, UK

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Academic: Candidates should hold or expect to gain a First Class degree or a good 2.1 and/or an appropriate Masters level qualification (or their equivalent).
-Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
-Residency: The studentship is open to Home, EU or Overseas candidates.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU & International students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The goal of this project is to deploy and test the performance and sustainability of a pilot-scale vertical axis tidal turbine in the Severn Estuary near Sully Island. The hydrodynamic characteristics of the deployment site are to be investigated prior to deployment through a bathymetric survey and point velocity measurements at a few selected locations. The field measurements will be complemented by numerical simulations of the flow around the Island. The obtained field data will be used for the validation of the CFD simulations, and the simulation results will allow the determination of the ideal location for turbine deployment.

Number of award(s): One scholarship is offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? The award will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU fee rate and will provide a stipend at the UK Research Council rate (£13,726 in 2013/14) plus an enhancement of at least £1,000 per annum. Please note that overseas candidates will be required to fund the balance of fees at the overseas fee rate themselves.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: In the first instance interested applicants are invited to send a CV and covering email/letter to Julie Cleaver ( Please ensure that you quote the reference number PRES5-TS-2013 in the subject field of your email. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit an online application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2013.

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