Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 110 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

A rigorous identification of all metastable polymorphs for better and safer drugs

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 12th April 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Vitaliy Kurlin Dr Angeles Pulido
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

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

Antimicrobial resistance in sexually transmissible enteric infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr K Baker Dr C Jenkins
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Application and development of machine learning approaches for automated analysis of Paediatric Brain Tumours

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 12th April 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

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

Bayesian graphical models for strain resolution from hybrid metagenomics sequencing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Associate Professor C Quince Professor A Darby
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Bioinspired nanotopographies to control bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation

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

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

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: 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

D

Dam reliability assessment

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th April 2020
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Defining antigenic structure of avian influenza virus haemagglutinin protein to generate broadly reactive antibodies

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

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

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

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

Differential Regulation of the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) pathway in HPV+ and HPV- Head and Neck Cancer

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 2nd April 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

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

Economics Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

ESRC CASE Studentship PhD in Monetary Policy Economics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 13th April 2020
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

ESRC CASE Studentship. Effective Prison Leadership

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 13th April 2020
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

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 19th May 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Evaluation of national syndromic surveillance data for the surveillance of GI pathogens and exploration of novel sources of syndromic surveillance data to enhance GI surveillance

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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 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

Exploiting advanced methods for protein structure prediction

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

F

Finance and Accounting Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

G

Genome-wide association studies for gastrointestinal infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor X Didelot Professor N McCarthy
  • 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

I

Innovating an anti-tilt human eye topographer

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

Investigating the impact of local government environmental health services on gastrointestinal infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

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

Investigating the role of the kidney in Alkaptonuria

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • 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

J

Joint analysis of national surveillance and external data and modelling of disease spread

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor N McCarthy
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

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

Machine learning approaches for the clinical diagnosis of autoimmune disease

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 12th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call: September 2020

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Manufacturing 4.0: Design of Smart Manufacturing Systems

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

Marketing Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

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

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

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

New reactions of sulfoxonium ylides – for safer synthetic chemistry

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

Novel methods for tracking movement of mobile genetic elements in the human gut microbiome

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Associate Professor C Quince
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

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

Operations and Supply Chain Management - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Optics measurements and corrections for future electron colliders and light sources

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

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

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

R

Rapid and precise detection of gastrointestinal infections using metagenome sequencing

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Associate Professor C Quince Professor A Darby
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Rule Learning from Data – Automated Report Writing from Medical Microbiology Data

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 12th April 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

S

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

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

STEC surveillance and patient management in the culture-free era

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr C Jenkins Dr T Dallman
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Syndromic surveillance of gastrointestinal illness for a more connected future

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 2020
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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 Biology of Parasitism in Parasitic Nematodes

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

Thin Film Tandem Solar Cells

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Jon Major
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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 29th 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 and dissecting microbial communities with Raman spectroscopy

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

Understanding ethnic inequalities in gastrointestinal infections in the UK

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 26th April 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

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

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

Work, Organisation and Management Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) PhD Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 29th May 2020
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • 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