Studentships: self-funded and funded PhD projects

There are 77 self-funded or funded PhD studentship.

A

A Mobile Robotic Chemist for Reaction Optimisation (ICASE studentship with AstraZeneca)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

A Multi-Omics approach to understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1st December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

An uncertainty quantification framework for improving the in-flight shape prediction

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Automation of biodegradation testing using robots

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st July 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

B

Bioengineering a full thickness cornea

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Biosynthesis, Self-Assembly and Engineering of bacterial organelles

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Brett PhD Student Fellowships in Entrepreneurship

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 27th May 2022
  • Subject area: Business and Finance
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

C

Cataract surgery interocular lens digital optimisation tool

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Computational Modelling of Ageing Brains: Virtual Populations for In Silico Clinical Trials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 16th June 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

D

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 21st February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing new cancer therapeutic agents from foodstuff: characterizing galectin interaction with novel inhibitors

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 17th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Developing of instrumentation technologies for a future zero power reactor experiment on molten salt reactors

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Development of HBMIM model for 3D automatic monitoring of heritage building

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Development of Inhaled Therapeutic Polymeric Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Respiratory Infections

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Discovery of high-temperature superconductors using Deep Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Discovery of new materials for applications on glass using Deep Machine Learning and Data Analytics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Discovery of new p-type transparent conducting materials for applications in the flat glass industry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Discovery of solid state electrolytes using Deep Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Diversifying the histone code: defining the role of non-canonical phosphorylation in chromatin structure

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation-enhanced NMR Spectroscopy for Advanced Materials Understanding

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

E

Electron microscopy of catalysts for renewable transformations

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 20th January 2023
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Electronic, Magnetic, Optical and Thermal Properties of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Saturday 3rd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Engineering more water-use efficient crops: functional genomics of CO2 fixation during Crassulacean acid metabolism

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 11th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Enhancing clinical metabolomic studies through improved laboratory and bioinformatics tools

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 8th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor W B Dunn Dr Andrew Davison Prof R Goodacre
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

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

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

EPSRC iCASE Project: Optimal Sensing of Multi-Dimensional Datasets in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning
  • Supervisors: Prof N Browning Dr Louise Hughes
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

Experimental Discovery and Electrochemical Characterisation of New Solid-State Materials for Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental discovery of new Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Experimental Discovery of New Inorganic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Applications

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 8th December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Exploiting Deep Learning-based protein structure prediction for function annotation and structural biology

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 19th January 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof D J Rigden Dr R Keegan
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Exploring reactions under stress in the mantle using mineral analogues

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Subject area: Earth Sciences and Geography

F

Fundamental studies and applications of polymer mechanochemistry

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

G

Graduate Teaching Fellow Posts – Law (2022/23)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Law
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Graduate Teaching Fellow Posts – Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (2022/23)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Law
  • Supervisors: TBC
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

H

Holistic Condition Monitoring Methodology for Power System Assets using Machine Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 1st September 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

I

iCASE PhD Studentship: Deciphering Reaction Mechanisms of Biomass Upgrading over Zeolitic Materials via Advanced NMR

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 1st June 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Identification and characterisation of novel flavivirus protease cleavages sites in mammalian and insect cells using N-terminomics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 12th June 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Trevor Sweeney Dr Edward Emmott
  • Eligibility: Open to UK applicants

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency - Engineering and Evolution of Light-Harvesting Complexes via Synthetic Biology

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

Investigating a novel treatment for retinal scaring

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Investigating the ability of circadian clocks to mitigate degeneration of the back of the eye

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

J

Joint models for longitudinally measured outcomes and non-terminal recurrent event processes – developing a framework

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

L

Lateral Flow Test Development for Small Molecules

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

Leaky Blood Vessels and Basement Membranes (Diabetes, Inflammation, Cancer)

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

M

Machine Learning of Behavioural Models for Improved Multi-Sensor Fusion (EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

Machine learning techniques for artwork authentication and attribution and accelerator physics

  • Application deadline: Tuesday 11th April 2023
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

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

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st August 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Metal-organic framework derived catalysts for CO2 utilisation

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Methods of modulation of mitochondrial function in glaucoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Modelling scar formation in endometriosis

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 5th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular basis for the architecture, function, and regulation of photosynthetic machinery

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Molecular characterisation of a novel transporter for the atypical antipsychotic clozapine

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Thursday 6th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

N

New materials for catalytic conversion of CO2 to chemicals

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

New materials for Sustainable Biomass Oxidation Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

New porous frameworks for Sustainable Biomass Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

New porous materials for CO2 Catalysis

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Next-generation mass spectrometry diagnostics to guide patient management post-SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 17th May 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Novel non-coding RNAs in regulating cancer epigenome

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th March 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Nutrition and Exercise Human Clinical Trial for common older age conditions, including Physical Function, Sarcopenia and Frailty, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, and cardiovascular disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Saturday 8th April 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

O

Organic Materials Discovery

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st July 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Organic materials discovery using automated/robotic workflows

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st July 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

P

PhD in Applied Electronics: Portable Mass Spectrometry

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

PhD in Fundamental Electromagnetics: Foundational Theories of Electricity and Magnetism relating to Charged Particle Interactions

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st August 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

PhD Studentship in Physical Crystallography of Advanced Inorganic Materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 2nd December 2022
  • Subject area: Chemical Sciences

Probabilistic programming for discovery of sustainable materials

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Sunday 31st July 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing

R

Raising Digital Living Standards through Empirically Informed Technology Policies and Strategies

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Friday 27th May 2022
  • Subject area: Arts and Humanities

Reconstruction of Transverse Beam Distribution using Machine Learning

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Regenerative medicine treatment for the blinding disease Glaucoma

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 16th December 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

S

Sarcopenia and frailty diagnosis, management, and treatment in older patients with long term conditions (heart failure, diabetes, stroke, CKD)

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 7th February 2023
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Searches for Higgs pair production with the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 20th April 2023
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Carl Gwilliam Dr Katharina Behr
  • Eligibility: Open to EU/UK applicants

Spray-On Solar Cells: Scalable Additive Manufacturing of Flexible Perovskite Photovoltaics

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Engineering and Planning

T

Tissue mechanics: A driver of pathogenesis in B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (B-NHL) and a therapeutic opportunity?

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 29th June 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Transferring mass spectrometry from the laboratory to the clinic for metabolic biomarkers in human health and disease

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Friday 18th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor WB Dunn Dr Simon Maher
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

U

Ultra-high resolution radiation sensors

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Physical Sciences

Understanding metabolism in the blood cancer multiple myeloma and its precursor condition MGUS

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 8th November 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor W B Dunn Professor C M Bunce
  • Eligibility: Open to students worldwide

Understanding why cardiovascular dysfunction is one of the leading causes of mortality in patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD)

  • Funding: Self-funded project
  • Application deadline: Monday 1st August 2022
  • Subject area: Biological and Medical Sciences

Using Machine Learning to train a Digital Test Pilot for missions in turbulent environments (CDT in Distributed Algorithms)

  • Funding: Funded studentship
  • Application deadline: Thursday 30th June 2022
  • Subject area: Maths and Computing