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Delivering exceptional research

Without quality researchers, there can be no quality research.

This is why we invest into PhD scholarships and support you during every step of your research journey. Many of our projects are interdisciplinary and in collaboration with industry.

If you choose to carry out your postgraduate studies with us, you will become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking research community.

Register now to keep up to date about our scholarship rounds for 2019 and beyond.

Microplastic Transport in Environmental Flows

The PhD will develop models to estimate and then predict the flux of microplastics transported by a range of environmental flows. Research will integrate new theory, developed from reduced complexity fluid dynamics, which will be validated against new data developed from laboratory-controlled physical experiments.

Application deadline: Monday 12 August 2019

Forecasting Past and Present Flood Risk Using Machine Learning

To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering the following full-time PhD Scholarship as part of the Living with Water: Perceptions, Processes, Responses and Mitigation of Flooding PhD cluster.  

The successful candidate will be supported by an international team of PhD advisors, integrating support and expertise in forward modelling and machine learning from the University of Hull and Kyoto. Further, a core component of the project will be the co-creation of research with end-users, this will be delivered by on-going engagement with government and non-government organizations and industry.

Application deadline: Monday 29 July 2019

Synthesis of theranostic nanomedicine for thrombolysis

This PhD sets out to develop a series of state of the art therapeutic imaging nanomedicines or ‘theranostic’ agents for advancing targeted and personalised therapy in stroke patients.

The research focuses on the development of ‘smart theranostic’ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) thrombolytic agents targeted to the activated platelets in a thrombus. The development of nanomaterials for this purpose is an important strategy for achieving critical advances in diagnostic medical imaging and drug delivery.

Application deadline: Monday 5 August 2019

Identification of novel theranostic nanomedicine for thrombolysis

This PhD sets out to validate and understand a series of state of the art therapeutic imaging nanomedicines or ‘theranostic’ agents for advancing targeted and personalised therapy in stroke patients.

The development of nanomaterials for this purpose is an important strategy for achieving critical advances in diagnostic medical imaging and drug delivery. This will involve studying platelet activation pathways in in vitro models such as platelet aggregation and in vitro flow and how these are affected by the synthesised theranostics. 

Application deadline: Monday 5 August 2019

Identification of novel theranostic nanomedicine for thrombolysis

Identification and characterisation of biomarkers in scan identified lung nodules that evolve into cancer

There is a worldwide need to identify biomarkers that are specific and enable the diagnosis of chronic disease at an earlier time point.

In doing so we can treat patients before their disease affects multiple organs, enabling more effective treatment, extending patient survival and enhancing quality of life.

We aim to develop non-invasive or minimally invasive tests to identify early pre-clinical disease changes in patients. This should improve patient outcomes with diminished side effects and decrease NHS treatment costs.

This PhD studentship is one of a cluster of PhD studentships focussed on biomarker discovery and validation. 

This project will involve the development of detection assays to identify proteins that are unique to the nodules that do develop into cancer.  

Application deadline: Monday 5 August 2019

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship

The British Library and the University of Hull are pleased to invite applications for a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD Studentship, starting from 1 October 2019. This doctoral award is funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council under its Collaborative Doctoral Programme. 

The successful candidate will undertake interdisciplinary transnational research on 'North American Indigenous Languages in the British Library’s Post-1850 Collections'  that engages with current debates about the role of libraries in collecting, preserving and promoting indigenous languages, and the ethical issues that such activities raise. 

Application deadline: Monday 5 August 2019

Sand mining sustainability: Quantifying rates and locations of sand mining using high-resolution satellite data

To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering a full-time UK/EU/International MSc by Research Scholarship for candidates applying for the following project.

Global economic development has fuelled growth of the construction industry and increased exploitation of global sand reserves, with considerable volumes of sand now extracted from the world’s large rivers. 

The advent of high-resolution satellite imagery allows for novel approaches to quantify the locations and rates of sand extraction from large rivers, such as the Mekong. This project will seek to use such datasets (including Planet’s satellite imagery at 3m spatial resolution and daily temporal resolution) to record the presence of sand mining vessels within the lower Mekong River and its Delta, and provide an up-to-date assessment of the rates of sand being extracted.

Application deadline: Monday 12 August 2019

Advanced Wound Care: Working towards standardised test platforms for novel therapies

Wounds that fail to heal are a worldwide unmet clinical need. Current therapies are often ineffective, largely because not enough is known about how wounds normally heal in response to the treatment clinically received.

New developments in negative pressure technologies are rapidly entering the market to address this clinical need. Current standardised test methodologies, while effective for quality assurance, are failing to demonstrate the increased performance of these technologies.

Therefore, there is a need for standardised test platforms and protocols that accurately represent clinical practice with the ability to provide additional data acquisition related to wound healing KPIs.  

Working as part of the University of Hull’s Advanced Wound Care cluster, in partnership with Smith & Nephew (an industry-leading wound care company), you will join a cohort of PhD students working towards the common goal of applying cutting-edge research techniques to better understand and develop new ways to improve wound repair.

Application deadline: Monday 19 August 2019

Hybrid photonic/plasmonic organic light emitting field-effect transistors: one step closer toward electrically-driven organic lasers   

To celebrate the launch of our joint doctoral degree programme, the University of Hull and the University of Sheffield are offering a joint full-time PhD Scholarship in Physics.

We seek a PhD student who will be an integral part of a joint research team between the University of Hull and the University of the Sheffield working on the development of efficient organic light emitting field effect transistors (OLEFET) for the realisation of net gain in organic laser devices. 

Application deadline: Monday 26 August 2019

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