Funded opportunities

Find below currently available PhD Studentships and postgraduate funding opportunities for subjects in each of the three colleges.

College of Life Sciences

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

Statistical methods for survival analysis and use of control populations in large-scale electronic health record research (British Heart Foundation)

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Michael Sweeting and Professor Paul Lambert
  • Deadline: 3rd June 2019

Genetic variants associated with multiple diseases (College Funded)

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Martin Tobin and Dr Nick Shrine
  • Deadline: 2nd June 2019

Available to UK/EU applicants

Using bioinformatics and ontologies to bridge between healthcare, human genetics and model organism research (College Funded)

  • Department: Genetics
  • Supervisor: Dr Tim Beck and Professor Anthony Brookes
  • Deadline: 31 May 2019

Home-Based Exercise in Chronic Kidney Disease (College Funded)

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Alice Smith and Dr Thomas Wilkinson
  • Deadline: Open until filled

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

Molecular basis of hearing in insects (Royal Society Fellowship)

  • Department: Neurosciences, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Supervisor: Dr Ben Warren
  • Deadline: 30 May 2019

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

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 Zinke
  • Deadline: 13 June 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Informatics

  • Department: Informatics
  • Deadline: 27 June 2019

In situ study of high-temperature deformation and damage process in steels by using large-scale experimental facilities

  • Department: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Professor Bo Chen and Professor Hongbiao Dong
  • Deadline: 30th June 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

A Novel Support Tool to Help Farmers Determine Nitrogen Fertiliser Application Plans Using Satellite Imagery (MPhil LIH014)

  • Department: Engineering
  • Supervisor: Professor Tanya Vladimirova
  • Deadline: Open until filled

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 Develop Algorithms with the Objective to Provide Employers and Training Providers (Rubitek’s Customers) with Evidence of Learner Disengagement at a Much Earlier Stage Than a Human May Detect  (MPhil LIH221)

  • Department: Mathematics
  • Supervisor: Professor Jeremy Levelsey
  • 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

College of Science and Engineering Studentships

  • Departments: Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: 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)

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

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)

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)