Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 63 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

A Multi-Omics approach to understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1st December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

B

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Bioengineering a full thickness cornea

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Biopsychosocial Prediction Models of Pain Management Programme (PMP) Outcomes for Chronic Pain

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 22nd August 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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

Characterising novel regulation processes for a structurally important skeletal gene

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th June 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Cleaner Futures: Electron microscopy of catalysts for renewable transformations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th January 2023
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Cleaner Futures: MOF catalysts for CO2 utilisation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Cleaner Futures: New materials for catalytic conversion of CO2 to chemicals

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Cleaner Futures: New porous frameworks for Sustainable Biomass Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Cleaner Futures: New porous materials for CO2 Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Crystallography of Advanced Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 2nd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

D

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 21st February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing new cancer therapeutic agents from foodstuff: characterizing galectin interaction with novel inhibitors

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 17th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing novel fibre/gel composites to support conjunctiva repair

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1st September 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Discovery of high-temperature superconductors using Deep Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Discovery of new materials for applications on glass using Deep Machine Learning and Data Analytics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Discovery of new p-type transparent conducting materials for the flat glass industry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Discovery of solid state electrolytes using Deep Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Diversifying the histone code: defining the role of non-canonical phosphorylation in chromatin structure

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

E

Electronic, Magnetic, Optical and Thermal Properties of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 3rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 11th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Enhanced Solid-State NMR of Amorphous Solid Dispersion in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st October 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical 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

EPSRC iCASE Project: Optimal Sensing of Multi-dimensional Datasets in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Experimental discovery of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental Discovery of New Inorganic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Applications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 8th December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Exploiting Deep Learning-based protein structure prediction for function annotation and structural biology

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th January 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof D J Rigden Dr R Keegan
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

H

HBLB Senior Equine Clinical Scholarship in Equine Imaging & Sports Medicine

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 26th September 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Holistic Condition Monitoring Methodology for Power System Assets using Machine Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1st September 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

I

Impact of olfactory sensory stimuli on affective processing networks in the brain

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 9th September 2022
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

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

Investigating a novel treatment for retinal scaring

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the ability of circadian clocks to mitigate degeneration of the back of the eye

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the bidirectionality of microbiome composition and neurobiological indicators of stress and wellbeing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 9th September 2022
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

Investigating the effects of a training aid on golf putting mechanics

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st May 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the interaction between immune cells and biomaterial scaffolds

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 31st August 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

J

Joint models for longitudinally measured outcomes and non-terminal recurrent event processes – developing a framework

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

L

Leaky Blood Vessels and Basement Membranes (Diabetes, Inflammation, Cancer)

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Local, succinct, and semi-distributed graph representations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

M

Machine Learning of Behavioural Models for Improved Multi-Sensor Fusion (Distributed Algorithms CDT)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Metabolic disorders, psychosocial aspects and cardiac arrhythmias: data-analysis and clinical study

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Methods of modulation of mitochondrial function in glaucoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Modelling scar formation in endometriosis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Modern human variation as a model for locomotor evolution in ancestral hominins

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st May 2023
  • 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 characterisation of a novel transporter for the atypical antipsychotic clozapine

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 6th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Multi-Fidelity AI for Accelerated Chemical Discovery (ICASE studentship with IBM Research)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

N

New materials for Sustainable Biomass Oxidation Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Next-generation mass spectrometry diagnostics to guide patient management post-SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Novel non-coding RNAs in regulating cancer epigenome

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th March 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Nutrition and Exercise Human Clinical Trial for common older age conditions, including Physical Function, Sarcopenia and Frailty, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, and cardiovascular disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 8th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

P

Pathobiology of head and neck cancer (various projects available)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 7th October 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof. Keith Hunter
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

PhD Studentship in Irish Studies

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th September 2022
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Supervisors: Dependent on application topic
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

PhD Studentship in Irish Studies and Politics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 31st August 2022
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Supervisors: Dependent on application topic
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Plasminogen-activator inhibitor (PAI-1) in the musculoskeletal system: a key serine proteinase inhibitor regulating joint homeostasis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 25th July 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Q

Quantifying drivers of tick-borne diseases in livestock to inform management recommendations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 26th August 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

R

Regenerative medicine treatment for the blinding disease Glaucoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Role of diet to combat Heart Failure and Stroke comorbidities: based on metabolomic approach

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 19th July 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

S

Sarcopenia and frailty diagnosis, management, and treatment in older patients with long term conditions (heart failure, diabetes, stroke, CKD)

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

T

Towards a Multivariate Biomarker-Based Diagnosis of sarcopenia in heart failure

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st October 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: Friday 18th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor WB Dunn Dr Simon Maher
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

U

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