Funded opportunities

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

College of Life Sciences

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

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

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)