Funding for postgraduate research programmes

AwardValueDeadlineDescription
NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Remote sensing and DEEP learning for early warning of WATER hazards (DeepWater)
(ID 2632)
£14,553 Sun 25th Jun 2017 Applications are now being accepted for 3 fully-funded studentships on projects that cover the breadth of earth and environmental sciences commencing September 2017. Studentships will provide funding for stipend and fees (currently £14,553 and £4,195 per annum respectively) a Research and Training Support Grant of £11,000 and a training budget of £4,000 for 42 months (3.5 years). All projects will be CASE projects with input into project development from key end-user communities
EMPS College funded PhD Studentship in Computer Science: Data-Driven Mobile Networking Techniques for Efficient QoS Provisioning
(ID 2633)
3.5 year studentship: Including full tuition fees, is available to UK/EU and international candidates. Thu 6th Jul 2017 The explosive growing of data traffic poses imminent challenges while opening up new opportunities to wireless networks. This project aims to design and develop data-driven networking architectures and solutions for efficient QoS over wireless networks.
GKN Aerospace funded PhD Studentship in Composite Modelling: Hybrid multiscale methods to simulate out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing processes
(ID 2646)
3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £17,000, per year Sun 9th Jul 2017 This GKN Aerospace PhD Scholarship will develop novel hybrid multiscale methods to simulate out-of-autoclave dry fibre forming and infusion processes to predict the formation of manufacturing induced defects such as porosity and wrinkles.
Funded Computer Science PhD Studentship Big Data Analytics: Visualising high-dimensional cost function landscapes
(ID 2482)
3.5 year Studentship: Tuition fees UK/EU and an annual maintenance allowance at current research council rate (£14,553 for 2017-18) Sun 16th Jul 2017 The project will investigate and develop methods for the visualisation of high-dimensional optimisation data, principally from the systems biology domain.
PhD in Computer Science: Development of new, automated methods in image processing for photogrammetry RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging).
(ID 2177)
3.5 year studentship including UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,296 for 2016/17) Deadline passed The project is to develop new, automated, image processing methods for photogrammetry RTI (Reflectance Transformation Photogrammetry).
EPSRC and British Telecommunications Industrial CASE funded Computer Science PhD Studentship in Dynamic Resource Management and Optimization for SLA Guarantees in Hyperconverged Communication Infrastructures
(ID 2180)
4 year studentship with UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at the 2016/17 Research Council rate of £14,296 Deadline passed This project will develop cost-effective analytical performance models coupled with innovative optimisation methods to dynamically manage and tune communication resources in order to improve the performance and service of future Internet.
NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Remote sensing and DEEP learning for early warning of WATER quality hazards (DeepWater)
(ID 2300)
£14,296 per annum for 2016-17 Deadline passed NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2017 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,296 per annum for 2016-17.
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship
(ID 2545)
Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Deadline passed The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2017 entry.
Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
(ID 2460)
Up to 4 years – Home/EU fees Deadline passed The University is offering the Diamond Jubilee Scholarships to support a high quality Home/EU student to undertake a PhD or doctoral study at Exeter. The award pays the full Home/EU fees for up to 4 years.
Exeter International Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Research
(ID 2461)
Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,296 annual stipend Deadline passed The University is offering 20 Exeter International Excellence Scholarships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,296 pa) for up to 3.5 years.
College funded PhD Studentship in Computational Neuroscience: Neural dynamics of perceptual competition
(ID 2589)
3.5 year studentship funded UK/EU and international tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £14,296 per year Deadline passed An interdisciplinary project investigating the neural mechanisms and dynamic competition that drives perceptual alternations for ambiguous visual and auditory stimuli with modelling (mathematical / computational) and perceptual experiments (psychophysics / psychoacoustics)
PhD Studentship in Ocean Technology: Development of a numerical design algorithm for a hollow braided offshore shock absorber
(ID 2560)
3 years tuition fees UK/EU and an annual maintenance allowance at current research council rate Deadline passed This PhD work will focus on the development of a numerical model and user interface that will aid mooring designers seeking to specify the hollow braided tether within a mooring design.
College funded PhD Studentship in Computer Science: 3D Computer Vision for Facial Shape Modelling and Analysis
(ID 2604)
3.5 year studentship including UK/EU/International tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18) Deadline passed his PhD project will be in 3D Computer Vision. It will develop novel formulations and methodologies for dense 3D reconstruction of human faces from image data under challenging real-world scenarios. It will also build pioneering methods for large-scale statistical modelling of the facial surface and its dynamics.
Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Postgraduate Research
(ID 2582)
Home/EU - Full tuition fees, stipend and research allowance. International - full fees plus research allowance Deadline passed 22 fully funded scholarships are available to current University of Exeter students progressing to postgraduate research programmes in 2017.
PhD Studentship in Offshore Energy: Design optimisation of floating offshore wind turbins
(ID 2592)
3.5 year studentship including UK/EU tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to RCUK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18) Deadline passed This PhD work will focus aim to optimize the design of wind turbine rotor and tower enhancing coupled aerodynamic and structural models for floating offshore wind applications; enabling resilience in design to address extend life time combined with an enhanced energy yield.
CEMPS funded PhD Studentship in Computer Science: Understanding Recurrent Neural Networks Dynamics
(ID 2543)
3.5 year studentship including UK/EU/International tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18) Deadline passed Recurrent neural networks are suitable for facing different problems and applications. However, interpretation of their dynamics and learning constitute two important issues. This project aims at developing methods that deal with these two issues.
Funded PhD studentship in Engineering/Computer Science: Gamification of Optimisation of Water Distribution Systems
(ID 2617)
3.5 year studentship including UK/EU/International tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£14,553 for 2017/18) Deadline passed Working with the project team and several industrial partners, the studentship will involve the development of a serious game, allowing players to solve real-world water systems problems in an engaging, massively multiplayer environment.
MRC GW4 BioMed DTP PhD Studentship: Body mass index and obesity: investigating gene-environment interactions
(ID 2626)
Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council national minimum (£14,553 p.a. for 2017/18, updated each year) plus UK/EU fees for eligible candidates Deadline passed This studentship will investigate gene environment interactions in obesity. The student will use genotype and phenotype data from world leading resources including 500,000 individuals in the UK Biobank and 20,000 from the ALSPAC cohort. The student will develop computational, bioinformatics, statistical and epidemiological skills.

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