Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 81 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

Accounting and Finance Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

An novel optical fibre analysis system for particle accelerators

  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Analysis of plasma-water interfaces

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Assessing the changing risk of tick-borne diseases within woodland creation projects

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Caroline Millins Dr A Hacket-Pain Dr B Purse
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

B

Biofilm disrupters for the Maritime industry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 17th December 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Biosynthesis, Self-Assembly and Engineering of bacterial organelles

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

C

Can polar seabirds really adapt to climate change?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Can we reduce methane emissions to the atmosphere using methane oxidising microbes found in urban environments?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Cascading failure of the aorta - The role of collagen degradation in the development of aortic dissection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Climate change in the deep sea: assessing the resilience of deep-sea communities

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography
  • Supervisors: Dr Rachel Jeffreys Dr Jack Thomson Dr Adrian Glover
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Coastal Protection with Nature

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Control of mitosis by calcium in mammalian cells

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

D

Defence evolution under protective symbiosis: how do nuclear and symbiont defences interact?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof G Hurst Dr J Ferrari Prof A Fenton
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Defining the role of oxidative stress snoRNAs in osteoarthritis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof Mandy Peffers Prof Tim Welting Dr Fanny Hontoir
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Defining the role of WT1 in cellular and molecular processes during gastrulation, in embryos and gastruloids

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Determination of the microstructural extracellular and cellular response of young and aged anterior cruciate ligaments in the mammalian knee joint to mechanical load

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Determining the biocompatibility of, novel, nano-silica coated surfaces on oral and gastrointestinal immune barriers

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of a Reverse ChIP-Sequencing (RChIPS) technology to discover novel proteins regulating gene expression

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of sensitive molecular viral assays to screen anti-SARS-CoV-2 formulations

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Diet and thermal limits: eating for survival and fertility

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr S Wigby Dr T Price Dr N Hemmings
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Does meiotic drive cause speciation?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr T Price Dr N Nadeau Prof G Hurst
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

E

Eco-evolutionary dynamics of soil microbiomes for crop health

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr S Zytynska Dr J Hall Dr Angela Hodge
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Economics Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Effective Training Programmes for Military Pilots using Machine Learning with Real and Simulated Data (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Engineering more water-use efficient crops: functional genomics of CO2 fixation during Crassulacean acid metabolism

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 21st January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Enhancing clinical metabolomic studies through improved laboratory and bioinformatics tools

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 8th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor W B Dunn Dr Andrew Davison Prof R Goodacre
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Experimental Discovery and Electrochemical Characterisation of New Solid-State Materials for Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Exploring structural ensembles to enhance unconventional Molecular Replacement and facilitate Cryo-EM map interpretation

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Exploring the incentivisation and biodiversity returns of treescapes using agent based models

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr S Cornell Dr J Touza
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Exploring the unintended consequences of zero-deforestation oil palm

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

F

Function, ecology and macroevolution of the mammalian masticatory system

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr KT Bates Dr Philip Cox Dr J Gardiner
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

G

Games, Automata, Verification

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

H

Hindcasting faunal distributions in the Holocene to understand interactions between ancient societies, biodiversity and climate

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

How does the environment impact female control of fertilisation?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Liam Dougherty Dr S Wigby Dr N Hemmings
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

I

Identification of different cell populations in cruciate ligaments of the murine knee joint and how they respond to injury

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Imaging of corneal nerve using AI-enabled optical coherence tomography

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 3rd December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Immune system diversity and evolution in natural populations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof S Paterson Prof J Slate
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency - Engineering and Evolution of Light-Harvesting Complexes via Synthetic Biology

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th October 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

In-vivo gas jet-based dosimetry for particle beam therapy

  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Investigating the biology and importance of microbial symbiosis in the plant pest, Empoasca decipiens

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the role of calmodulin in human muscular hypotonia and immunodeficiency

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 15th February 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

K

Knowledge Graphs for autonomous formulations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

M

Machine Learning Inference of the Ocean Environment from Acoustic Data (EPSRC CDT In Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Marketing Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Maximising Detection Performance Using High Performance Processing of Multi-Sensor Data (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral raining in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Mechanics and motion of fused vertebrae during feeding in fish

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr A Camp Dr Z Johanson Dr N Jeffery
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Mechanisms of synapse loss during neurodegeneration and ageing

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Mechanistic understanding of cancer drug induced cardiotoxicity using patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived cardiomyocytes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Metabolomics investigation of impacts of metal nanoparticles on multispecies biofilm consortia

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 21st April 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Metabolomics investigation of oral bacteria involved in chronic periodontitis to determine biomarkers indicative of systemic disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 21st April 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Microbial evolution to environmental change: The response of a model Bacteroidetes community to the challenge of novel polysaccharide energy sources

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr A Cartmell Dr Edwin Yates Dr E Heinz
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Modelling antibiotic resistance in chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 2nd December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular basis for the architecture, function, and regulation of photosynthetic machinery

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular Virology of Tick-borne encephalitis viruses

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Roger Hewson Dr Gillian Slack
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

N

Nanomaterial based antimicrobials to treat hospital acquired infections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Nanomechanical alterations in Acute Type A Aortic Dissections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr R Akhtar Mr M Field
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Novel polymicrobial biofilm models for testing new drugs to combat cystic fibrosis lung infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 20th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

O

Operations and Supply Chain Management - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Optimization of low-dose, low cost mobile 3D X-ray Imaging

  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Oxygenic photosynthesis in desert environments driven by far-red light

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr D Canniffe Dr A Hitchcock Dr Dennis Nürnberg
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

P

Population genomics of the parasitic nematode Strongyloides

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof M Viney Prof S Paterson
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Predicting patient specific properties of the dissection flap in aortic emergencies

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr R Akhtar Mr M Field
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

R

Rat diversity and anthropization of the natural environment in South-East Asia

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Ben Makepeace Prof J Slate Dr Hannah Vineer
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

S

Space charge dominated low energy beam dynamics in high current Energy Recovery Linacs

  • Application deadline: Monday 31st January 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

T

Targeting ageing: Genes and compounds with pro-longevity, health-preserving effects

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 14th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The Evolution of maternal effects in Daphnia

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Stewart Plaistow Prof Jurriaan Ton Dr Howbeer Muhamad Ali
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

The impact of range expansions on genomic parasitism in Lepidoptera

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Andrea Betancourt Dr I J Saccheri Dr K Dasmahapatra
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

The role of protein palmitoylation during mitosis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The role of small non-coding RNA extracellular vesicle cargo in age-related anterior cruciate ligament degeneration

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The success of strategic restoration for pollinator connectivity

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr J Hodgson Prof J Hill
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Tissue mechanics: A driver of pathogenesis in B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (B-NHL) and a therapeutic opportunity?

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Transferring mass spectrometry from the laboratory to the clinic for metabolic biomarkers in human health and disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor WB Dunn Dr Simon Maher
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Transgenerational effects of pollutants: the role of the egg

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Howbeer Muhamad Ali Dr Stewart Plaistow Prof R Goodacre
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

U

ULMS PhD Funding Call: October 2022 entry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Uncovering the mechanisms of cryoprotectant toxicity and improving cryopreservation protocols

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 14th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding metabolism in the blood cancer multiple myeloma and its precursor condition MGUS

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 8th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor W B Dunn Professor C M Bunce
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Using Next Generation Machine Learning and AI Techniques to Aggregate Information Pertinent to Automotive Glazing (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st December 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

V

Validating NMR metabolomics as a novel technology for measuring drug safety using human induced pluripotent stem cell-cardiomyocytes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 4th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

W

Work, Organisation and Management Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th January 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance