Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funds 18 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships at the University of Nottingham in six distinct themes, with each theme led by an academic expert and offering up to three fully funded scholarship positions.
Choosing the University of Nottingham will give PhD scholars access to a world-leading research environment, with expert academics and impressive facilities to develop their potential.
The university is ranked 8th in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework for impact power, with a track record of producing high-quality research that makes a real difference to the world. Our work tackles some of the major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.
PhD Scholarships are provided in the following departments:
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
Applicants will have to apply with the span of following six thematic research areas:
- Astromedicine and astro-pharmacy – How will man colonise Mars? At a time when the world’s space agencies have formed the Global Exploration Roadmap for the long-term human habitation of the planet, we are focusing on addressing this problem
- Computational neuroscience – Understanding the brain is one of today’s biggest scientific challenges. This programme focuses on computational understanding and analysis of the brain, including how it processes information
- Imaging technologies for vulnerable subjects – Many patients aren’t benefitting from the full power of modern medical imaging technology. We are developing and making the best use of medical imaging technology to ensure access for these vulnerable subject groups
- Low-dimensional materials and interfaces – The functional properties of materials are determined at the atomic level. This programme incorporates research in one of the most exciting and topical areas of science
- Mathematics and statistics for modelling and prediction – This programme encompasses intra-disciplinary collaboration between applied mathematics and statistics, and inter-disciplinary collaboration between mathematical sciences and researchers
- New generation of sustainable foods: the protein case – The sustainable supply of affordable and nutritious foods is recognised as a major global challenge. We aim to enable the development of novel, sustainable and nutritious protein foods.
All the applicants will receive the following benefits:
- Annual stipend £14,777 for up to three-and-a-half years
- Tuition fees
- Research Training Support Grant
Applicants are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicants should be UK nationals
- EU applicants who are able to confirm that they have been resident in the UK for at least three years before October 2019 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
- Have, or expect to obtain, a First or 2:1 in a relevant discipline in the subjects mentioned
Applicants are required to submit the following documents with application:
- Complete application form (Word document) and upload to the applicant portal
- Degrees and transcripts
- Reference letters