Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 71 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

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A 3Rs approach to investigate the feto-maternal interface: visualisation of pathogen and antibody in a 3D in vitro human placental model

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st May 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

A Human-Centred Design Taxonomy for Healthcare Technologies; Developing criteria for assessment, improvement and communication

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr F Nickpour Mr Iain Hennessey
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

A hybrid process-based modelling and machine learning approach to predict shoreline evolution

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Prof P Dong
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Algorithmic techniques for energy landscape exploration of crystal structures

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Application of Machine Learning Tools to guide Materials Discovery

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

Autonomous robots for materials discovery; putting a brain in the mobile robot chemist

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

B

Balancing Physical and Machine Learning models in Materials Discovery

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

C

Changing iceberg calving styles: implications for future projections of sea level rise (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

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

Computational modelling of submarine landslides and their consequences

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Computational Studies of Novel Functional Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • 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

D

Development in Postcolonial West Africa: Building the Nation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 25th May 2021
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

Development of novel fluorescent glucose indicators for lungs in vivo imaging

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of Raman Spectroscopy for non-invasive assessment of ochronosis

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

Development of self-biased circulators for mobile communication systems

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Prof Huang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Development of Tandem Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells

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

Diagnosis of Baby Neurodevelopmental Disorders Using Millimetrewaves

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Disentangling landuse and climatic roles in sediment delivery to upland British lakes (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

E

Economics Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Employing advanced transcriptomic approaches to identify characteristics of anterior cruciate ligaments which contribute toward tissue failure

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st July 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

Experimental Measurement for the Validation of CFD for flows in Confined Geometries of Relevance to Liquid Metal Reactors

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Exploring urban rivers and canals to halt the global rise in methane emissions (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

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

High-throughput Exploration of New Porous Materials

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

I

Improving estimates of Antarctic geothermal heat flow from geophysical data (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Investigating the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on gastrointestinal illness using advanced linked data systems

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 18th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the role of calmodulin in human muscular hypotonia and immunodeficiency

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the spatio-temporal drivers of inequalities in gastrointestinal infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 18th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Ionic Liquid and redox mediator electrolyte blends for long-life lithium-air batteries

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 15th June 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

M

Marketing Subject Group - Management School (ULMS) Funding Call

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

Metal-organic framework derived multi-metallic catalysts and catalytic functionalisation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 27th January 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical 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

Microplastic as a sediment: physical and dynamical properties of microplastic particles (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Microplastic flux in modern estuarine environments (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

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

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

National syndromic surveillance data for the surveillance of GI viral pathogens and exploration of novel digital data to enhance GI surveillance

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 18th April 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Alex Elliot
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

O

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Organic materials synthesis using robots

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st August 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

P

PhD - APRIES (Africa Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

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

Prediction of outcomes for patients at high-risk of stroke and post-stroke atrial fibrillation

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

R

Replacement of animal use in measuring cardiomyocyte response to drug safety profiling using a novel NMR metabolomics technology

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Monday 31st May 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Robust and interpretable graph neural networks for the analysis of MRI and EEG to classify epilepsy subtypes and predict patient outcomes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 14th May 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

S

SHINERS for the study of electrochemical and catalytic processes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Smart-algorithms for understanding wrist biomechanics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 21st May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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 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 role of lysosomes during mitosis

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

Tidewater glacier dynamics: modelling the recent past to better predict the future (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Topology optimisation design for offshore foundations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Towards Earth-Abundant Electrolyser Components for Green Hydrogen

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 29th January 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical 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

ULMS PhD Funding Call: September 2021 entry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • 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 the link between the axilla microbiome bacteria and odorous thioalcohol generation at the molecular level

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

Underwater acoustics: Advances in mathematical modelling to study complex sound propagation in an inhomogeneous moving ocean

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th April 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

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

W

What can river biogeochemical signals tell us about sustainable landscape carbon management? (GTA eligible project)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Z

Zeolite and Zeotype synthesis and modification for biomass-derived chemical feedstock transformation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 27th January 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences