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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.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Opportunity: Historic England, English Heritage and Treatied Spaces, University of Hull

The University of Hull, in collaboration with AHRC and English Heritage, is delighted to offer this exciting studentship opportunity, exploring the cultural significance and exceptional intercultural narratives surrounding the mahogany in U.K. heritage environments.

Find out more about the Mahogany, Enslaved Africans, Miskito Indigenous People at Chiswick House, Kenwood and Marble Hill, London PhD

Deadline: 1 May 2021

Horizon 2020: Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

This is a 3-year funded studentship, which is part of a  pan-European collaboration, ChETEC (Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos) bringing together the leading groups exploring the origins of the chemical elements, from laboratory nuclear astrophysics through to the dispersal of isotopes throughout galaxies and the wider cosmos.  

Find out more about Horizon 2020: Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Deadline: 7 May 2021

UKRI/STFC Doctoral Training Programme - Astrophysics at The University of Hull

The E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull is delighted to announce a new 3-year funded studentship as part of a UKRI/ STFC Doctoral Training Programme.

Find out more about UKRI/STFC Doctoral Training Programme - Astrophysics at The University of Hull

Deadline: 7 May 2021

Exploiting polymeric viscoelastic properties to enhance wound healing

Applications are invited for an exciting 3-year funded full-time PhD studentship as part of novel project supported by recent patent publications and interest from industry, to improve the healing time of wounds. The studentship forms part of an interdisciplinary piece of work supervised by Dr Louise France and Dr Kevin Fancey.

Find out more about the Exploiting polymeric viscoelastic properties to enhance wound healing PhD

Deadline: 17 May 2021

Investigating the epigenetic regulatory protein CBX2 as a novel therapeutic target for advanced cancer

Applications are invited for an exciting 3-year fully funded University of Hull studentship in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, to commence in Autumn 2021.   

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Mark Wade and Dr Pedro Beltran-Alvarez and aims to investigate the function of the epigenetic regulatory protein CBX2 in advanced and aggressive forms of cancer. The studentship will build on previous work undertaken in Dr Wade’s group to validate CBX2 as a novel therapeutic target. The studentship will benefit from collaborative links with Newcastle University, University of Manchester and University of Leeds.

Find out more about the CBX2 studentship here.

Deadline: 7 May 2021

EPSRC/NERC 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 has committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and clean energy produced by offshore wind will be a cornerstone in reaching this target.

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 funded PhD opportunities are for exceptional graduates from a range of STEM backgrounds and could unlock a career in this new and innovative industry.

Recruitment is open until 16 May for both our Core Scholarships and for an Industry Partner Scholarship with LaVision.

Find out more about Core PhD Scholarship with the Aura CDT across four industry-focused themes

Find out more about the LaVision PhD Scholarship in Dynamics of turbulent wakes in multiphase flows

 Deadline: 16 May

China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

The University of Hull has a long history of participating in the China Scholarship Council (CSC) schemes and we have a number of exceptional Chinese scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently.

This scholarship is for candidates who are Chinese nationals and is available for PhD programmes in a variety of subject areas at the University of Hull.

Applications to study a full-time PhD starting in September 2021 are now open to Chinese PhD students in all subject fields.

Learn more about the CSC PhD Scholarships here.

Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme

The University of Hull has a long history of welcoming high quality scholars through the Commonwealth Scholarships PhD and Taught Masters schemes. We have a number of exceptional Commonwealth scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently.

Many also choose to study through the Taught Masters scholarship programme and then return to take up a Commonwealth PhD scholarship.

Learn more about the Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme here.

 

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ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Hull is a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership., a collaboration between the leading social science departments in the Universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York.

Funded and accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council, the partnership distributes funded PhD places to excellent students to train and nurture the next generation of world-class social science researchers with outstanding skills and potential.

Find out more about ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.

Sorry, applications for this scholarship are currently closed. Please check back for information on how to apply for Summer 2021.

Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre for Water Cultures: Pioneering the green-blue humanities

The University of Hull Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre for Water Cultures is an interdisciplinary research centre exploring humanity’s relationships with water in the green-blue regions of the world, past, present and future.

It pioneers a new, humanities-led, interdisciplinary and transhistorical research area – the green-blue humanities – and equips a new generation of PhD students to take this agenda forward and transform our understanding of humanity's relationships with water.

Applications are now closed but we will be recruiting for the next phase later on this year.

Find out more about the Centre for Water Cultures.

The Nerc Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Environmental Science

The Nerc Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is encompasses three broad themes: Atmosphere and Climate, Earth Processes and the Living World. 

Panorama prepares the next generation of environmental science leaders for industrial, governmental, NGO and academic careers and provides exceptional training across the range of environmental science in world-class research teams through an innovative, exciting and multi-disciplinary programme.  The programme will equip students with the skills necessary to understand the complex interactions within the Earth system, so they can contribute to the development of scientific, policy and industrial solutions for the national and global scale problems we face in coming decades.

The Panorama DTP is a partnership between the University of Hull and the universities of Leeds and York. Recruitment is currently closed but for more information, visit the Panorama website.

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