Researchers taking leave: Ph.D. student leave and pay policy

Alzheimer's Society's leave and pay policy for Ph.D. students

Ph.D. maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave

Funding from May 2018

Alzheimer's Society funded Ph.D. students are entitled to up to 26 weeks of maternity leave on full stipend and a further 26 weeks of unpaid maternity leave.

Partners are entitled to up to 10 days paid Ordinary Paternity Leave on full stipend. Partners may be entitled to up to 50 weeks of Shared Parental Leave; this could included paid and unpaid leave, depending on the individual circumstances, any paid leave should be at full stipend.

If these costs are not fully met by the host institution then the Society will pay the difference to ensure that the student receives the level of funding outlined above. Please refer to the Research Council Guidance for further details.

As individual circumstances will vary, eligible students should contact the Society directly to discuss this policy. The final funding arrangements will be agreed between the student, the Society and the host institution.

Ph.D. sick leave

Funding from May 2018

If not covered by the host institution then Alzheimer's Society will pay sick leave for Ph.D. students for up to four months at full stipend and then 4 months at half stipend per annum.

These policies will be reviewed annually. Review scheduled: May 2019

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