Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 83 self-funded or funded PhD projects.

A

A discursive investigation of leading in organisational conversations

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

A Life Course Approach to Understand Clustering of Behavioural Risk Factors for NCDs in United Kingdom

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 9th November 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

Assessing multiple pressures on seabirds

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Assessing the diversity, drivers & importance of Megaira, intracellular symbiont of aquatic eukaryotes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th 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

Climate change, microbiota, and speciation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

D

Designing landscapes that are robust to climate change

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Development of Integrated THz Transmitter Module for Wireless Communications and Imaging

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st December 2019
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Development of treatment for Osteoarthritis by blocking metalloproteinases

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th December 2019
  • 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

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 phenotypic plasticity help or hinder rapid adaptation?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr S J Plaistow Prof J Hill Dr V Oostra
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

E

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

Ethics, Integrity, Trust and Public Involvement in Big Data Management

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 21st November 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Evolution of unique cranial morphology and function in lagomorphs: a combined effect of locomotion and mastication?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Evolutionary genomic analysis of rodent immune genes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Exploring the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to greenhouse gas emissions from arable agriculture

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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

Female competition and maternal effects in a social mammal

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Fishing in hot water: are the ecological impacts of trawling exacerbated by climate change?

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Framework for Supply Chain 4.0

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 15th December 2019
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

G

Genomic architecture of inbreeding depression in butterflies

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Global insect declines? Assessing the resilience of urban insects

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

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 the role of the kidney in Alkaptonuria

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 1st November 2019
  • 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

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

M

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

Mechanistic mathematical / computational modelling of integrin signalling

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 25th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Mechanistic mathematical/computational modelling of the PAR polarity network

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th December 2019
  • 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

microRNAs as tools to regulate senescence of musculoskeletal cells during ageing

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd November 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Mobile robotic chemists for complex formulations (iCase joint with Unilever Research)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 18th March 2020
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Molecular analysis of the dynamic sulfotyrosine proteome

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

Moving about a new axis: The role of the backbone in major adaptive radiations of terrestrial vertebrates

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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 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

P

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

Promoting physical activity for people living with or beyond cancer: Using mixed-methods of health services research

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 1st December 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

R

Reducing harm to wildlife from rodent pest control strategies

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Regulating Shedding of Syndecan-3: A Novel Approach to Combat Bone Ageing

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th October 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Researching human trafficking policies and programmes in West Africa

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 8th November 2019
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 16th December 2019
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Single-Molecule Electroluminescence: Building photon sources, one molecule at a time.

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st December 2019
  • 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

Systemic Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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 Biology of Parasitism in Parasitic Nematodes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th December 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof M Viney
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

The Consequences of Transmission Heterogeneities for Disease Outbreaks

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The Eco-Immunology of Wild Mice

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th December 2019
  • 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 effects of high-speed rail on innovation and developing inter-connected high-tech science landscape in Taiwan

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st December 2019
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

The impacts of climate change on pollinator-plant interactions

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 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 role of modified microRNAs in fibrosis during ageing

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd November 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Time, organisations and innovation

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

Toward a new generation of High-power THz radiation sources

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st December 2019
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Towards prediction of synthetically accessible organic molecular crystals

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 22nd 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

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 basic biological mechanisms and the development of targeted therapies

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th December 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding bone mass using collageneases and aggrecanases

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th December 2019
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding how adaptive evolution shapes microbial community functioning in a changing environment

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Understanding the response of variability in tree reproduction (masting) to climatic and environmental change

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 8th January 2020
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Using social media to engage patients and the public in clinical trials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 16th November 2019
  • 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