Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 61 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Algorithms for Six Degree-of-freedom Virtual Reality Streaming

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 15th October 2021
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing
  • Supervisors: Prof Prudence Wong Associate Prof Cheng-Hsin Hsu
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Algorithmic techniques for energy landscape exploration of crystal structures

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

Analysis of plasma-water interfaces

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st July 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Application of advanced simulation tools for multiphysics evaluation of the SMR cores

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Application of Machine Learning Tools to guide Materials Discovery

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 30th July 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

Bio-inspired morphing solutions for aeroelastic problems

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 15th July 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Dr Sebastiano Fichera Professor Jen-Yuan (James) Chang
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

D

Defence evolution under protective symbiosis: how do nuclear and symbiont defences interact?

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

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

Determination of the microstructural extracellular and cellular response of young and aged anterior cruciate ligaments in the mammalian knee joint to mechanical load

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Determining the biocompatibility of, novel, nano-silica coated surfaces on oral and gastrointestinal immune barriers

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Development of a smart system to remotely assess gait of People with Parkinson’s Disease Gait Evaluation for People with Parkinson’s Disease

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

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Diet and thermal limits: eating for survival and fertility

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

E

Efficient matching of protein structures to cryo-EM map segments

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Rigden Dr R Keegan Dr Agnel-Praveen Joseph
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

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 discovery of new multiple-anion solid-state electrolytes

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 31st July 2021
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

How does the provision of different ecosystem services interact? A multi-habitat approach across the rural-urban continuum in the UK

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

I

Identification of different cell populations in cruciate ligaments of the murine knee joint and how they respond to injury

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Imaging of corneal nerve using AI-enabled optical coherence tomography

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

Implementing Advanced Image Analytics in a Compressed Sensing and Machine Learning Framework (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th December 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

L

Learning Enabled Human Activity Recognition and Tracking for Healthcare

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

M

Machine Learning for Target Detection and Classification Using Multi-modal Airborne Sensor Data (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Mechanisms of synapse loss during neurodegeneration and ageing

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

Mechanistic understanding of cancer drug induced cardiotoxicity using patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived cardiomyocytes

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Metabolomics investigation of impacts of metal nanoparticles on multispecies biofilm consortia

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 21st April 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Metabolomics investigation of oral bacteria involved in chronic periodontitis to determine biomarkers indicative of systemic disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 21st April 2022
  • 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: Wednesday 30th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Modelling antibiotic resistance in chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 2nd December 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

Modulation of cell survival in cancer via the PERP route

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • 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

N

Nanomaterial based antimicrobials to treat hospital acquired infections

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 25th May 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

O

Organic materials synthesis using robots

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

P

Paleointensity extremes: Dynamic implications and future fields

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 9th July 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

Predicting body size shrinkage - the third universal response to environmental warming

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

S

Scalable Online Machine Learning (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Scheduling of Distributed Information Processing (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

School of Law and Social Justice - Graduate Teaching Fellows Post - Law (2021/22)\n

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 25th June 2021
  • Subject area: Law
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

School of Law and Social Justice - Graduate Teaching Fellows Post - Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (2021/22)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 25th June 2021
  • Subject area: Law
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Searching for amyloid forming bacteria using bioinformatics and experimental approaches

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 4th December 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

Stroke-Sarcopenia: Improving diagnosis, risk stratification

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 14th June 2021
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical 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 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 protein palmitoylation during mitosis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

The role of small non-coding RNA extracellular vesicle cargo in age-related anterior cruciate ligament degeneration

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Towards understanding age-related macular degeneration: dysregulation of oxidative stress response and protein homeostasis in the retinal pigment epithelium

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

U

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

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

V

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

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

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