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Engineering and Physical Sciences Thematic Studentships

Engineering and Physical Sciences Thematic Studentships

Applications are now open for up to 12 PhD studentships at the University of Nottingham, tackling engineering and physical sciences challenges.

Starting in October 2020, these four-year studentships are offered through cohort-based doctoral training programmes. This means that you will study alongside other PhD students and receive tailored training and support.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend (£15,285 per year for 2020/21) for up to four years. Funding will also cover your full tuition fees and a Research Training Support Grant.

Projects may include an opportunity to spend part of your PhD studying abroad. Funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Apply by midnight (UK time) on Monday 4 May 2020.

Why Nottingham?

Choosing the University of Nottingham will give you access to a world-leading research environment, with expert academics and high-quality facilities to develop your potential.

The University ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We have a track record of producing leading research that makes a real difference to the world. Our work addresses some of the major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.

We are connected locally, nationally and globally — by completing a research programme with us, you will become part of an international network and will work with passionate academics from around the world.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Thematic Studentships

Research themes

  • Astromedicine and astropharmacy – How will people live on Mars? The world’s space agencies have formed the Global Exploration Roadmap for long-term human habitation of the red planet. Achieving this goal requires an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Molecular imaging and analysis – Developing new approaches for molecular imaging and nanoscale analysis will provide necessary fundamental understanding. This is required to solve significant the technological, economic and societal challenges facing humankind.
  • Science-informed manufacturing for scientific discovery – This thematic partnership provides an interface between science and making. Our research focuses on the provision of novel materials, processes and device concepts to unlock new understanding of manufacturing methods. Four different projects are available.

Entry requirements

Fully funded studentships are available for UK applicants.

If you are an EU applicant and can confirm that you have been resident in the UK for at least three years before October 2020, you may also be eligible for a full award. EU students who are not able to prove that they meet the residency criteria may apply for a fees only award.

You should have, or expect to obtain, a First or 2:1 in a relevant discipline. Specific subject areas specified on our website.

How to apply

Find out more about the research themes and application process on our website. The deadline for completed applications, funding forms, references and transcripts is midnight (UK time) on Monday 4 May 2020.


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