Funded opportunities

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

College of Life Sciences

BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership

  • Themes: Food security; bioenergy and industrial biotechnology; molecules, cells and systems
  • Deadline: 5 May 2019

Using bioinformatics and ontologies to bridge between healthcare, human genetics and model organism research

  • Department: Genetics
  • Deadline: 31 May 2019

CENTA PhD Studentships

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

Home-Based Exercise in Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Molecular basis of hearing in insects

  • Department: Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour
  • Deadline: 30 May 2019

Estimating excess rates of disease-specific morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular disease patients

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Deadline: 15 April 2019

Patient-specific analytics for modelling brain tissue perfusion during heart surgery

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Deadline: 6 May 2019

Early life exposure to environmental noise and air pollution and cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Children and Parents cohort

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Deadline: 6 May 2019

Investigation of metabolomic biomarkers of heart failure

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Deadline: 6 May 2019

Detection of pathogen-specific bacteriophages in face-mask samples to distinguish colonisation from infection in exacerbations of chronic lung disease

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences and Genetics
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

New ways to deal with selection bias in genetic studies of disease progression

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences and Genetics
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

Machine Learning–Based Multi-Omics Integration to Robustly Predict Survival and Oncogenic Pathway Activation in Common Female Cancers

  • Department: Cancer Research Centre and Informatics
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

Identifying novel therapies to prevent myocardial injury in type-2-diabetes

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Enhanced Phenotyping of Breath Metabolomics Data

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences and Informatics
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

Impact of hypermutable sequences on microbial elicitation and evasion of host immune responses

  • Department: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Deadline: Midday 6 May 2019 (interviews 17 May 2019)

College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering Studentships

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

CENTA PhD Studentships

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council&(EPSRC) Studentships

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

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

  • Departments: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Deadline:13 June 2019

A Novel Support Tool to Help Farmers Determine Nitrogen Fertiliser Application Plans Using Satellite Imagery

  • Department: Engineering
  • Deadline: Open until filled

To Design a Universal Household Utility Bill Reader for the Purpose of Automation

  • Department: Mathematics
  • 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)

  • Department: Engineering, Informatics
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Novel Methods to Produce High Efficiency Heat Pipes

  • Department: Chemistry
  • 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

  • Department: Mathematics
  • Deadline: Open until filled

The Development of New Metallopharmaceuticals to Target Tumour Subpopulations

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

Bifunctional metal-pyridonate complexes as acceptorless dehydrogenation catalysts

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

STFC Studentships 

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

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

  • Department: Informatics
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Alternative binders to simplify the recycling of lithium ion batteries

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 9 May 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions

Application of molecular imprinted polymer nanoparticles for surface proteomics

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019


Assessment of ClNO2 as a missing oxidant in the UK atmosphere

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

Bifunctional metal-pyridonate complexes as acceptorless dehydrogenation catalysts 

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

A chemical sensor to detect active metabolites linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

Hypervalent Iodine(V) Reagents: A New Strategy for Fluorination

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

Nucleation of Atmospheric Aerosols

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 25 April 2019

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: Passed 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: Passed 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: Passed for 2019 entry (annually recurring)