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17th Jan 2019
The University of Hull is investing £1.2 million in 20 PhD scholarships that aim to improve the health of the region and beyond.
The scholarship is designed to attract the best talent and deliver research that has an impact on some of this century's most urgent challenges.
Those granted a scholarship will have their PhD tuition fees paid for, along with funds to cover their living costs.
Dr David Richards, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University, said: "As a University, we believe that identifying some of the most pressing challenges in health and generating the cutting-edge research to solve them is paramount. We want to attract ambitious students to the University to work with us on specific health projects that can make a difference to future generations."
In addition to projects covering human reproductive and maternal health, other areas to be investigated include cancer imaging, arterial disease in diabetes and the diagnosis of chronic disease, among others.
The investment in health research is part of the University's wider £3-million investment in PhD scholarships to tackle a range of issues from human trafficking to the stresses placed on our oceans as a result of climate change and pollution.
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