Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships 2013
Applications for these scholarships are now closed.
If you have made an application and have any questions, please contact the Graduate School.
Scholarships for 2014 will be announced in the Autumn of 2013.
PhD Scholarship in Synthesis, Structures and Properties of Chiral Molecular Conductors
This project concerns the synthesis of high quality crystalline samples of chiral materials in both the R and S enantiopure forms to study the effects of combining chirality, magnetism and conductivity in the same lattice. The ultimate aim is to prepare a chiral superconductor.
PhD Scholarship in Advanced Optical Imaging and Nanomaterial
Advanced non-invasive optical imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and hyperspectral imaging have found increasing applications in a wide range of disciplines from biomedical science to archaeology. This project will develop methods for non-invasive material identification, dynamic imaging of novel nanomaterial (as both functional and contrast agents) in collaboration with colleagues in chemistry.
BBSRC - AHDB PhD Case Studentship in Micronutrient Fortification of Potato Crops
Potatoes are the second most important crop in Europe and fourth in the World according to the tonnage produced. However, experimental studies into the effects of micronutrient feeds on growth rates, yield and uptake have been limited to conventional mineral salts and their chelated analogues, while attempts to increase the nutritional content focus on genetics. The aim of this project is to study the growth and nutritional effects of feeding potatoes with micronutrients, comprised of functionalised natural mineral nanoparticles including iron and zinc.
Some of our academic schools offer bursaries for research students, either on a fees-only basis or with a tax-free maintenance allowance. In general, only home / EU fees are offered and international (non-EU) students would be required to pay the difference between international (non-EU) and home / EU fees. Please contact the relevant academic school for details.
Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR)
There are opportunities for our undergraduate students to get involved in the University's research activity. The SPUR programme gives students the chance to assist in research projects during the summer vacation. Look out for details through the student news emails.
Other funding opportunities
Further information about funding can also be found on the following websites:
International (non-EU) applicants often find funding from their own government or employer.