Funded opportunities

College of Life Sciences

Available to UK/EU applicants

Exploring the potential for reducing sedentary behaviour in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease

  • Department: Health Sciences (Diabetes Research Centre)
  • Supervisors: Professor Tom Yates and Professor Rob Sayers
  • Deadline 30th August 2019

Enzyme mechanism through advanced techniques (Royal Society Fellowship)

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Peter Moody and Dr Jaswir Basran
  • Deadline: Open until filled

MRC IMPACT Doctoral Training Programme

  • Deadline: Closed for 2019/0

BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

  • Themes: Food security; bioenergy and industrial biotechnology; molecules, cells and systems 
  • Deadline: Closed for 2019/0 entry (annually recurring)

CENTA PhD Studentships

  • Departments: Genetics; Infection,Immunity and Inflammation; Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Deadlines: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

Adhesion of powders to metal surfaces during compaction

  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Supervisor: Professor I.C. Sinka
  • Deadline: 30th September 2020

Microstructural Characterisation of thermally aged and creep-fatigued steels

  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Supervisor: Professor Bo Chen and Professor Hongbiao Dong
  • Deadline: 30th September 2020

Available to UK/EU applicants

Unlocking Past and Present Climatic and Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Change Influencing Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (Borneo, Malaysia)

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisor: Professor Jens Zinke and Dr Arnoud Boom
  • Deadline:  3rd October 2019

Environmental modelling and exposure assessment (College Studentship)

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisors: Professor John Gulliver and Professor Anna Hansell
  • Deadline: Monday 1st July 2019

MPhil projects available to UK/EU applicants

To Design a Universal Household Utility Bill Reader for the Purpose of Automation (MPhil LIH109)

  • Department: Mathematics
  • Supervisors: Dr Evgeny Mirkes and Dr Ayo Akinduko
  • Deadline: Open until filled

To Design a Prototype Room Scale VR Experience to Assess Feasibility, Routes to Market and Value Proposition in Setting Up a Multiplayer Artistic VR Venue (Play Room)  (MPhil LIH116)

  • Department: Engineering, Informatics
  • Supervisors: Dr Mateusz Bocian and Dr Yi Hong
  • Deadline: Open until filled

To complete a core system beta with the objective to obtain an integrated system that offers SME market an affordable, superior offer for website and digital platform development  (MPhil LIH009)

  • Department: Informatics
  • Supervisor: Dr Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
  • Deadline: Open until filled

To develop an advanced battery monitoring system for single or multi-cell batteries used in standby or emergency power systems (MPhil LIH018)

  • Department: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul Lefley, Dr Jose Miguel Rojas Siles
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Creating new customer segments using machine learning skills that the space centre currently lacks with the objective to gain new insights into audiences from different backgrounds.search Councils  (MPhil LIH280)

  • Department: Mathematics
  • Supervisors:  Prof Jeremy Levelsey and Dr Will Darler
  • Deadline: Open until filled
STFC Studentships 
  • Department: Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)
  • CENTA PhD Studentships
  • Departments: Chemistry; Geography, Geology and the Environment; Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships
  • Departments: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)
  • College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Midlands Graduate School Training Partnership

    • Pathways: Communication and Media, History, Health Sciences, Geography, Museum Studies 
    • Deadline: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

    Midlands4Cities (M4C) Open Doctoral Awards

    • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Film, Law, Management, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology 
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    M4C Collaborative Doctoral Awards

    • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Film, Law, Management, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)


    Research Councils

    MRC IMPACT Doctoral Training Programme

    • Deadline: Closed for 2019/0

    BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

    • Themes: Food security; bioenergy and industrial biotechnology; molecules, cells and systems 
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019/0 entry (annually recurring)

    CENTA PhD Studentships

    • Departments: Genetics; Infection,Immunity and Inflammation; Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
    • Deadlines: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    STFC Studentships 

    • Department: Physics and Astronomy
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    CENTA PhD Studentships

    • Departments: Chemistry; Geography, Geology and the Environment; Physics and Astronomy
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships

    • Departments: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    Midlands4Cities (M4C) Open Doctoral Awards

    • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Film, Law, Management, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology 
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    M4C Collaborative Doctoral Awards

    • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Film, Law, Management, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies, Politics and International Relations, Sociology
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)

    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Midlands Graduate School Training Partnership

    • Pathways: Communication and Media, Economic and Social History, Health and Wellbeing, Human Geography, Museum Studies 
    • Deadline: Closed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)