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 applicants

Unlocking the potential of biomedical data to understand the causes of disease (College Funded)

  • Department: Genetics
  • Supervisor: Dr Tim Beck and Professor Anthony Brookes
  • Deadline: 30 June 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

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

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 Zinke
  • Deadline: 13 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

MPhil projects available to UK/EU applicants

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 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

Research Councils

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

Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Scholarship (Fee-waiver)

  • Department: History
  • Deadline: 15 July 2019

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)