Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 89 self-funded or funded PhD projects.

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A discursive investigation of leading in organisational conversations

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Adapting and testing the feasibility of an enhanced community-based rehabilitation programme following hip fracture for people with dementia or cognitive impairment.

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 4th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Advanced Mathematical Optimisation in Materials Chemistry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th April 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Analysis of Heparin Binding Proteins and the Supramolecular Structure of Extracellular Matrix

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Application of artificial intelligence to analysis of chemical and structural data

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 22nd March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

ARIADNE and dual phase optical readout for future neutrino liquid argon detectors

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Artificial Intelligence in Design Creativity - Exploring the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Support Designers in Creative Idea Generation of Evaluation

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

Atomic scale insights into the mobility of radionuclides in the plasma vitrification of simulant plutonium contaminated materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr Xin Tu
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Automatic Gait Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence based on X-ray Video Sequences

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

B

Bioengineering of bacterial CO2-concentrating system for improved photosynthesis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 9th March 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

C

Cathepsin Z as a novel potential biomarker for osteoporosis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Chemical shift imaging with chemical gradients: efficient one-shot analytical methods to determine pH dependent physical properties of APIs

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 27th March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Computational identification of new functional materials combining machine learning and structure prediction

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Computational Studies of Novel Cathode Materials for Li Ion Batteries

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th April 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Computer Aided Discovery of Organic Materials for Electronics and Bioelectronics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

D

Data-driven Intelligence for Countering Crime (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

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

Designing efficient search strategies for new material discovery in complex phase and data space

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Determining the impact of underage alcohol/substance use on child health and well-being

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing and applying computational methods to understand the genetics of ageing

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 23rd July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing Artificial Intelligence Tools for the Identification of Sleep Apnoea

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Digital soft contact lenses design and validation

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 20th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Discovery of new transparent conducting materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Disease control and conservation: applying grazing pressure to solve ’The World’s Worst Wildlife Infectious Disease’

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 10th July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Distributed Algorithms Centre for Doctoral Training Generic Application

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

E

Electrochemical Conversion of Captured Carbon Dioxide

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Engineering laser beams for novel interaction with materials and enhanced application functionality

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

Evaluation of the Segmented Inverted Coaxial Germanium (SIGMA) Detector for In-Situ Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 21st February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Evolutionary genomic analysis of rodent immune genes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 8th August 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Experimental Discovery of New Framework Materials as Ionic Conductors

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental Discovery of New Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new lead-free Photovoltaic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Exploring the role of meiotic proteins in cancer

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr U McClurg
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

F

Fast Emulation of Fluid Dynamics (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Supervisors: Leszek Gasieniec Luke Mason
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

H

High pressure hydrothermal synthesis of magnetic and electronic materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

History

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 17th February 2020
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

I

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 11th February 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr D Canniffe
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Innovating an anti-tilt human eye topographer

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 20th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Investigating pear-shaped nuclei with radioactive ion beams

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 17th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

K

Knowledge-based Design of Cyber-Physical-Product-Service (CPPS) Systems

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

L

LaNts and laminins in breast cancer

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 1st May 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

LaNts in wound repair, stem cell activation and squamous cell carcinoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 1st May 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Learning to See More: Better Bayesian Track Before Detect using Statistical Machine Learning (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

M

Machine Learning from Long Time-Series (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Machine Learning to Identify Unique Events in Sparse Hyperspectral Datasets (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Supervisors: Dr Yalin Zheng Jony Castagna
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Machine-learning in Secondary Emission Monitor (SEM) optimization

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 29th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Manufacturing 4.0: Design of Smart Manufacturing Systems

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

Mass spectrometry analysis of human tissue to characterise cleavage events resulting in amyloid deposition associated with aortic aneurysm and dissection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 11th July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Methionine adenosyltransferases in disease and regulation of gene expression

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Modelling parasitic disease risk in reindeer

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 28th February 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular analysis of the dynamic sulfotyrosine proteome

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 24th June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular Assembly in Porous Liquids

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Motion and in-operando detection of superparamagnetic particles

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

Multicellular Cell Differentiation Model: The control of root hair patterning in Aspergillus thaliana

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr N Savage Dr A Bishopp
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

N

NMR-Driven Design of Ion Transporting Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Novel biomarker discovery in heart failure: A metabolomics and systems biology approach

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 16th March 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Novel microbial source tracking markers for identification of fecal contaminations in inflow rivers of Taihu Lake

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Novel non-coding RNAs in Drug response, DNA Damage and Aging

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 17th October 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

O

Optimized Sampling Approaches for Compressive Sensing in Multi-Dimensional Datastreams (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

P

PhD in Porous Materials for Challenging Separations (Computational)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof. Cooper
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

PhD in Porous Materials for Challenging Separations (Experimental)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof. Cooper
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Police Discretion: an ethnographic study

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: Dr Mike Rowe
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Psychology and reducing obesity in the UK

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 24th February 2020
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

R

Robot grasping and manipulation for materials discovery in a chemistry lab

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th January 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

S

Safeguarding Autonomous Systems, Key Generation for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr Junqing Zhang Cynthia Wang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

School of Histories, Languages & Cultures

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 17th February 2020
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

Searches for dark photons at the FASER experiment

  • Application deadline: Friday 7th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

SHINERS for the study of electrochemical and catalytic processes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

SOD1 The Key protein for finding a cure for familial Motor Neurone Disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Studies of coexisting nuclear shapes in exotic lead isotopes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 10th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Supersonic Gas Jet for High Luminosity LHC

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 29th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Synthesis of functional materials from elemental sulfur

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

T

Taking control of cancer-associated splicing switches

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 1st May 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 23rd July 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

TDP-43 The Key protein for finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 24th July 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: Friday 18th September 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The molecular mechanisms underlying reproductive organ photosynthesis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 5th March 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr D O'Maoileidigh
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

The Watchman Supernova Neutrino Trigger

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th February 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Time, organisations and innovation

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Towards prediction of synthetically accessible organic molecular crystals

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Transnational Production, Global Wealth Chains and Emerging Market Economies

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance

Turning the tables: fighting furniture poverty through social enterprise

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th February 2020
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

U

Uncovering the mechanisms of cryoprotectant toxicity and improving cryopreservation protocols

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 23rd July 2020
  • 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

Using human-behaviour change principles to improve canine obesity and exercise levels

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

V

Validation of owner-reported mobility data using a tool developed for the Generation Pup longitudinal study

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

W

When Social Meets Professional: The Performance Implications of Adopting Social Media in Workplaces

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th August 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: Dr Hugo Lam
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

X

X-ray Characterisation of Energy Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences