Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 82 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

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A prospective assessment of associated risk factors for visual impairment after stroke, health inequalities and feasibility assessment for an integrated care intervention in atrial fibrillation post-stroke

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI): Definition, cost and clinical management

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

An investigation of management care pathways and health inequalities amongst older people with stroke and atrial fibrillation in care homes: A mixed-methods project

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Artificial intelligence and health inequalities – AI and HI

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Atrial fibrillation: Investigating the impact of atrial fibrosis and atrial myopathy

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 25th March 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Automated screening processes for the development of sustainable surface treatments (ICASE Studentship in partnership with Unilever)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 7th December 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr. Sam Chong Mr Martin Crossman
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

B

Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 18th February 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

C

Characterising and Repurposing Cyanobacterial C02-Fixing Oganelles for Metabolic Engineering

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Characterization and functional analysis of a novel cancer-associated gene

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 17th March 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Chromatic analysis of behaviour and neural substrate of pain perception in cuttlefish

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Climate Change and the Evoluation of Insect Mating Systems

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Co-Creation and evaluation of exercise rehabilitation for patients with Atrial Fibrillation: The Co-Create AF project

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Computational identification of new spectrally selective materials for thin film applications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 12th August 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Control of turbulent flow in a square duct using a moving wall

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Core outcome sets through the healthcare ecosystem to inform value-based commissioning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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Deep Learning on Dynamic Networks

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr X Yi Prof CS Liao
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Defining the role of NF-��B during embryonic stem cell differentiation

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 28th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Determination of the basic science and management of the Clubfoot Condition

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Developing methods for the analysis of sensitive environment and health data

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of machine learning, mathematical optimisation and algorithmic techniques for materials chemistry problems

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 20th December 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Development of metabolomics for understanding AMR in mixed infections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Disentangling environmental change in the Amazon: vegetation responses to Holocene drivers in the National Park of Yasuní (Ecuador)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Distributed Algorithms Centre for Doctoral Training Generic Application

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st January 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Does microcredit work better when it is demand-driven?

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st January 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

E

Enabling risk-stratified epilepsy care: working with service users and health professionals to develop an acceptable care record to enable this

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Equity impacts of a system of social assistance for the public subsidisation of the costs of dental care for low income adults

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Evolutionary insights for engineering improved globin oxygen carriers

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Examining Histoplasmosis in household and community environments at the human-animal interface

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Exchangeability in probability theory and applications in the area of random graphs

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st October 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Exploiting advanced methods for protein structure prediction

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Exploring the Use of Computational Techniques to Support Creativity in Design Engineering

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st February 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr Ji Han
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

G

Genomic and metabolomic approaches to individualised antimicrobial therapy

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

H

HealthCare 4.0 – Digitization of the Healthcare System

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 14th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

How can sustainable soil carbon management be improved using river biogeochemical signals?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

I

Impacts of telemedicine on maternal, infant and child health

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the molecular mechanisms and consequences of ANP aggregation for cardiovascular disease; a computational and experimental approach

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigation of novel porous borosilicate framework materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 12th August 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Investigation of the role of post-translational modifications in hypoxia signalling

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 18th February 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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Live fast, mast or try to last: how do plant life-history trade-offs affect forest responses to climate change?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Low-cost integrated spintronic terahertz transceiver

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr L O'Brien Prof S-H Yang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

M

Manufacturing 4.0: Design of Smart Manufacturing Systems

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Sunday 1st November 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Method and Realisation of Parallel Computing for Switching Arc Simulation based on a Mix of Structured and Unstructured Grids

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Micro-Environment Lab Chips for Disease and Cancer Studies fabricated via Ultrafast-laser combined with Spatial Light Modulators and Lab on Chip Techniques

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Mitochondrial protein folding and diseases

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Mixed methods process evaluation of the Community Health Worker scheme in Halton and Warrington

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Mobilising community based women’s groups to improve health outcomes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st January 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Modelling subretinal injections to improve delivery of treatment for age-related eye diseases

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 21st September 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Multi-omics investigations for enhanced understanding of NF-κB mediated drug resistance

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Multi-scale simulation study for high entropy materials as electrode

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Hsin-Yi Tiffany Chen Matthew Dyer
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Musculoskeletal function around the clock: The effects of age, exercise and shift work

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 27th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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On some recent developments in mathematical finance : fractional Brownian motion and rough volatility

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st October 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

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PhD in Fundamental Physics: Advanced Charged Particle Dynamics in Electromagnetic Fields

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

PhD in Healthcare Technology Development using Biosensors: Novel Point-of-Care Lateral Flow Assay for Salivary Biomarkers

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

PhD in Instrumentation/Electronics: Development of a Novel Portable Ion Mobility Spectrometer

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

PhD in Micro/Nano Vacuum Electronics

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Plasma Induced Incorporation of Single Metal Atoms in 2D Materials for Versatile Applications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Prof JW Bradley Dr Y L Chueh
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Plasma-enhanced catalytic CO2 conversion to value-added fuels

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr X Tu Prof TY Chen
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Post stroke visual impairment: improving service and care

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Primary care as a link between diagnosis and post-diagnostic support: Dementia care in ethnic minority groups

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Providing care for older adults in institutional long-term care and community settings during and post COVID-19 pandemic

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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Role of oral anticoagulants on clinical outcomes in COVID-19 infection: Develop and implement new statistical approaches to evaluate potential relationships and practical implications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

S

Self-management intervention for diplopia due to ocular cranial nerve palsy

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

SHINERS for the study of electrochemical and catalytic processes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Single-cell proteomic analysis of host-factor cleavage during norovirus infection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Stein method and quantification techniques in probability theory

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st October 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

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The Biology of Parasitism in Parasitic Nematodes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The Burden of Animal Disease in Working Equids – Ethiopia

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 1st November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The Consequences of Transmission Heterogeneities for Disease Outbreaks

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

The Eco-Immunology of Wild Mice

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The effect of low protein diet on the development of the musculoskeletal system

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 23rd September 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The genomics of sperm killing gene drive

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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Understanding and dissecting microbial communities with Raman spectroscopy

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding health literacy barriers to improve shared decision making when optimizing medications involving complex therapeutic regimes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding non-genetic inheritance in Daphnia magna with Raman spectroscopic imaging and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics

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

Unravelling the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying chemoresistance in cancer

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

Using embryonic stem cell models to determine the importance of post transcriptional gene regulation in the early stages of embryo development

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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Validation of novel biomarkers for improved risk stratification and therapy for the paediatric cancer neuroblastoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 18th February 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Value of location data in routine data linkage: care home equality

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th November 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Van der Waals heterostructures for valley and spintronics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr L O'Brien Prof Y L Chueh
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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What are the physiological costs to seabirds adapting to Arctic climate change?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography
  • Supervisors: Dr S Patrick Dr K Arnold Stephanie Jenouvrier
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide