Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 90 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

An novel optical fibre analysis system for particle accelerators

  • Application deadline: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof C P Welsch Dr Joseph Wolfenden
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Analysis of the neurobiological functions of Trafficking protein particle complex subunit 9 (Trappc9), which is associated with microcephaly and cognitive deficits in a knock-out mouse model

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr A Plagge Dr Fiona LeBeau
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Architecture and evolution of gene regulatory networks underlying environmental responses in butterflies

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Atrial fibrillation: Investigating the impact of atrial fibrosis and atrial myopathy, from mouse to man

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

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

Biosynthesis and Reprogramming of Bacterial Organelles

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof LN Liu Dr Thomas Howard Dr Marles-Wright
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

C

Can hybrid (unsupervised and supervised) text-mining methods be used for efficient, accurate, automated annotation of companion animal electronic health records to better understand drivers of antibiotic use in veterinary care?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Characterising and delaying the early signs of ageing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr S Wigby Dr David Weinkove Dr R Clark
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Characterising the genetic control of quality attributes in Pak Choi Brassica rapa subsp. Chinensis (L.)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Walley
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

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

D

Deciphering the role of host-pathogen-microbiome interactions in the development of bovine digital dermatitis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Decoding muscle wasting

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Design and Optimization of low-dose, low cost mobile 3D X-ray Imaging Systems (Compact-X)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Subject area: Physical 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 an ex vivo tissue slice model of injured kidney to analyse how immune cells and ageing influence the endogenous regenerative response

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Development of Novel Theranostic Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 26th February 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of Tandem Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30th October 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

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

Enhanced and robust characterisation of dynamic protein post-translational protein modifications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st March 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

EPSRC Fully Funded Project: Distributed Machine Learning for Automatic Annotation and Analyses of Vast Distributed Image Archives (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st January 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Supervisors: Dr X Huang
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

EPSRC Funded Project: Faster Uncertainty Quantification of Hydrocodes (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

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

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

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

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

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

EPSRC Funded Project: Scheduling of Distributed Information Processing (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

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

ESRC CASE combined MA/Doctoral Award at the University of Liverpool: ‘Museums, Big Data and the Violence of Empire’

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 19th February 2021
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Supervisors: Dr. Deana Heath Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores Dr Emma Martin
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

Experimental Discovery and Electrochemical Characterisation of New Solid-State Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 12th January 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st February 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new lead-free Photovoltaic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st February 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof D Rigden Dr P Salgado Dr R Keegan
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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 does NF-��B influence cell fate decisions during early mammalian development?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Turner Prof Perkins Prof White
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

How to heal an injured heart? – a study of gene expression regulation in cardiomyocytes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

I

In-situ sustained monitoring and eDNA techniques for determining responses of intertidal species to environmental change

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography
  • Supervisors: Dr N Mieszkowska Dr H Hipperson Dr T Webb
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof G Hurst Dr M Edwards Prof A Gatehouse
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Investigating the role of Tau in synaptic architecture and function

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 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

L

Linking the unfolded protein response to oxygen sensing - A phosphoproteomic approach to identify novel substrates of the ER kinase PERK

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

M

Mass-spectrometry-based proteomic analysis of protease activity during SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 26th November 2021
  • 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

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

Mobile Robotic Chemists for Autonomous Synthetic Chemistry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical 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

Molecular dissection of cell-extracellular matrix interactions in hepatic homeostasis and the development of fibrosis\n

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

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Developing Novel Bispecific Antibody-Drug Conjugates to Treat Leukaemia

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Multi-agency management of risk in relation to missing children

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 26th February 2021
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

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

N

New approaches for investigating intestinal barrier function in-vitro

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

P

PhD Studentship in the School of Histories, Languages & Cultures

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 19th February 2021
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

PhD studentship on mental health and discrimination in the UK

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 4th February 2021
  • Subject area: Social Science and Health

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

R

Robotic Manipulation of Fabrics with Vision and Touching Sensing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30th January 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Supervisors: Dr. Shan Luo
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

S

School of Histories, Languages and Cultures - Fully funded Doctoral Award

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 5th February 2021
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

Searching for amyloid forming bacteria using bioinformatics and experimental approaches

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • 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 Molecule Electrochemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 5th March 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Solar Energy Engineering: Solar Thermal Heating systems with Integrated Storage

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30th October 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Supersonic Gas Jet for High Luminosity LHC

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 28th February 2021
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

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 Consequences of Transmission Heterogeneities for Disease Outbreaks

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 7th April 2021
  • 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 effect of pressure modulation on cell fate decisions during early development

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The Machines and the Heart: Intelligent Heart Disease Prediction by Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 19th February 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The origins of pain perception: Studying the role of somatosensory area p3c connectivity

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Andrew Marshall Prof Marcus Kaiser Dr Riddell
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

The role of circadian rhythms and redox signalling in musculoskeletal stem cell ageing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The role of lysosomes during mitosis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 1st June 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Transport of radioactive waste along the Sellafield shoreline: climate change impact and mitigation strategies through nature based solutions

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

U

Ubiquitylation Dynamics in Adhesion Complexes: Impact on Cell Migration and the Transcriptional Landscape

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr M Morgan Prof M Trost
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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 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

Understanding the function of microtubule-associated signalling networks in health and disease: role of adaptor proteins in network assembly

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Barsukov Prof Connon Dr Zech
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Understanding why vision declines with age: assessing functional pathways in the retinal pigment epithelium with molecular approaches and computational modeling

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Unravelling species differences in stress responses to inform the selection, and reduce the use, of animals in preclinical drug safety testing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 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

Unravelling the role of a serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin) as a gatekeeper to chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr David Wilkinson Prof David Young Prof Kenny Dalgarno
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd January 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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