Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 113 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

A mixed methods approach to quantifying and characterising vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy in UK companion animals

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 21st June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Assessing changes in wrist biomechanics during ageing and optimal design of total wrist arthroplasty and assistive rehabilitation devices

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

Assessing stored energy due to radiation effects in nuclear waste forms

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

B

Bio-inspired morphing solutions for aeroelastic problems

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr S Fichera Prof J-Y Chang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation

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

Brain computer interface (BCI) to reduce risk of fall in older people

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr H Lakany Prof Kea-Tiong Tang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Broad spectrum antiviral and antibiofilm materials to treat hospital acquired infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr R D'Sa
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

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

Chemically Soldered Single Metal Clusters – Electronics, Electrochemistry and Photonics

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

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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st July 2020
  • 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

Cooperative and Autonomous Control of Smart Microgrid

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr L Jiang Professor Chia-Chi Chu
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

D

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

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

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

Designing efficient search strategies for new materials discovery (Reference LRC1907CS)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 31st July 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical 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 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 novel antibiotics from natural products against resistant bacteria

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Developing Operando Methods for Precision Battery Characterisation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th September 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Development and application of in-situ electrochemical TEM methods for energy storage application

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st August 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 20th December 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

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

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: Friday 31st July 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Discovery of transparent conductors for sustainable buildings using Deep Learning (Reference NSGML2020PS)

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

Discovery of transparent conductors for sustainable buildings using Machine Learning and Advanced Data Analytics (Reference NSGML2020CS)

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

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

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

Electrochemical Conversion of Captured Carbon Dioxide

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 10th June 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

Establishing and validating different histology-based approaches to quantitatively assess efficacy of therapies in an animal model of ischaemia reperfusion injury (IRI)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Evaluation of West Nile virus transmission risk in the UK

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 10th June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof M Baylis Dr J Medlock Dr G Hughes
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Evolutionary genomic analysis of rodent immune genes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 8th August 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

Experimental and numerical investigation of the cold expansion process

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

Experimental Discovery of New Framework Materials as Ionic Conductors

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

Experimental Discovery of New Inorganic Materials

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

Experimental discovery of new lead-free Photovoltaic Materials

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

Exploiting advanced methods for protein structure prediction

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

Extracting Important Information from Noisy Spectra (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr M Broccardo Dr L Mason
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

F

Future Rotorcraft Human Machine Interface

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

H

HealthCare 4.0 – Digitization of the Healthcare System

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

High pressure hydrothermal synthesis of magnetic and electronic materials

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

I

Imaging brain networks in patients with Neurocysticercosis: identifying markers of seizure presentation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st August 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Simon Keller Dr S Sinha
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Inclusive Design for Future Oral Health Scenarios; A lifespan design approach investigating mainstream and extreme oral health pathways

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

Innovating an anti-tilt human eye topographer

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

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 15th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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

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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

Low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma functionalized 2D materials for versatile sensing and optoelectronic devices

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr K McKay Prof Y L Chueh
  • 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

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

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

Mitochondrial protein folding and diseases

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 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: Monday 15th June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular analysis of the dynamic sulfotyrosine proteome

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 24th June 2020
  • 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

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

N

New reactions of sulfoxonium ylides – for safer synthetic chemistry

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

Non-Myopic Approaches to Sensing and Surveying (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

Optics measurements and corrections for future electron colliders and light sources

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Tessa Charles Dr Ilya Agapov
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

P

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

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

Post stroke visual impairment: improving service and care

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

Powder Processing for Hot Isostatic Pressing of Nuclear Waste

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

S

Saliva-based Biosensors for Non-invasive Disease Monitoring

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

Selective C-H and C-C functionalisations of unactivated arenes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr A Sergeev
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Severe infection in coronavirus and haemorrhagic fever viruses

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 19th June 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Shape, shear, search & strife; mathematical models of bacteria

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

SHINERS for the study of electrochemical and catalytic processes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • 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

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

Strain-based Monitoring of Damage Creation in Heterogeneous Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr W Christian Prof W-C Wang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

T

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

Terahertz integrated circuit based on 3D-printed multi-material functional structures

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

The Biology of Parasitism in Parasitic Nematodes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st December 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: Friday 18th September 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The genomics of sperm killing gene drive

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 15th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Towards Data Driven Aerodynamic Models: Data Fusion of Experiment and Simulation (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr Timme Dr J Castagna
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Transnational Production, Global Wealth Chains and Emerging Market Economies

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

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

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 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

Use of Machine Learning for Helicopter Ship Operational Research

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 30th June 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

V

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

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

Vapour deposited coatings for long cycle-life Li-ion positive electrodes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st June 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical 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