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PhD Scholarships

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 2021 and beyond.

Developing tissue-on-chip technology as a platform to measure the response of brain tumours to established therapy and novel drugs

Brain tumour biopsies maintained on-chip provide a platform that can enable fundamental investigations of novel diagnostic and clinically relevant treatment strategies, based on novel drugs and directed at individual tumours. The overarching aim of this project is to assess the effect of treating brain tumour biopsies, maintained in a novel microfluidic device, with established and new therapies and to investigate the mechanisms underlying that effect.

This is a collaboration between the University of Hull and the University of Leeds, funded by Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS). You will be based at the University of Hull under the primary supervision of Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez.

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Deadline: 31 May 2020

On-Chip Colloidal Assembly for Nanophotonics Devices

Applications are invited for a University-funded experimental PhD studentship to develop radically new self-assembly approaches for creating nanoscale light sources on a silicon chip. This technological breakthrough will pave the way for photonic integrated circuits, allowing us to build ultra-fast and low power consumption computers based on light (rather than electron) transport.

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Deadline: 8 June 2020

NERC/EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment

We need the world’s brightest minds to join us in developing solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges the offshore wind industry is facing. The UK's Climate Change Act 2008 aims for an 80% cut in UK carbon emissions by 2050 – clean energy produced by offshore wind is a key player in UK renewable energy. Already providing over 10% of the UK’s electricity and growing at an unprecedented rate, by 2030 it is expected to provide over 30% of the UK’s energy needs. 

The Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind and the Environment is led by the Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull with partners Durham, Newcastle and Sheffield Universities. Working closely with over 20 Industry partners, the Aura CDT invites high-quality applications for 4-year taught and research PhD scholarships. These are fully funded PhD opportunities to attract exceptional graduates to this new and innovative industry.

Applications will open in Autumn 2020 for Cohort 3, who will begin studying in September 2021.

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