Postgraduate funding opportunities

Postgraduate research funding opportunities are highlighted below. Each award title links through to further information on the research project, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

The Funding website has a searchable database which enables you to identify all funding for which you are eligible or can apply, including opportunities un-related to your academic subject such as music and sports scholarships.

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Deadline
Wed 31st Oct 2018
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Characterisation of Toxic Element-bearing Sulfate Minerals by Coupled Raman Spectroscopy-Neutron and Synchrotron Diffraction, MPhil/PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 4 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for pa.

Deadline
Wed 31st Oct 2018
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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, EngD studentships (Funded). Eight industry-based fully funded EngD studentships hosted by the University of Exeter

4-year studentship for UK/EU students to include tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of approximately £20,277 per year

Eight industry-based fully funded EngD studentships hosted by the University of Exeter. Do you want a career focussed on making industry more sustainable? Join our unique collaboration between the Universities of Exeter, Warwick, and Cranfield, which works with industry to drive sustainability, and train a new generation of research engineers and entrepreneurs.

Deadline
Sun 18th Nov 2018
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Quantum correlations and nonlinear optical cavities for biochemical applications - Physics PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in December 2018or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU/International) plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Physics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus i

Deadline
Thu 22nd Nov 2018
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Met-Ocean data for autonomous marine systems, Engineering –PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The Centre for Offshore Technology, part of the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU/International) plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Ma

Deadline
Fri 23rd Nov 2018
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Modifying protein clustering as a novel repair strategy in heart failure. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)

Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees

Heart failure currently lacks effective therapies to restore heart function. We will evaluate a new approach to boost heart cell function by modulating the molecular clustering of receptors critical for forceful contraction. We will combine quantitative super-resolution microscopy and stem cell technology to address this important health problem. 

Deadline
Fri 23rd Nov 2018
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Multiple scale modelling of skeletal muscle bioenergetics with applications to cystic fibrosis. Mathematics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)

Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees

This project will develop and analyse a mathematical model of muscle metabolism and energetics during exercise. The model will link the energy demands of electrical activity associated with muscle contraction at the single-cell level, with those at the tissue level. The model will be used to explore aerobic fitness in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Deadline
Fri 23rd Nov 2018
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Old red blood cells and the immune system: phagocytosis, membrane stiffness and “eat-me” signals. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)

Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees

This PhD will investigate, using a combination of experiments and simulations, how old red blood cells are cleared by our immune systems. This has implications for a variety of conditions such as sickle-cell anaemia and thrombosis. Unlike most PhDs, this is a unique opportunity to learn both the modelling and experimental sides of modern research.

Deadline
Fri 30th Nov 2018
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Designing the dynamics of coupled oscillators, Mathematics – PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees in full plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Building a model of the HypothalamicPituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Mathematics studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Effects of clustering and phosphorylation on nanoscale receptor signalling, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Physics studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Identifying signals guiding host traffic during immune responses, SBBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded CASE studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Molecular epidemiology of aquaculture pathogens by whole genome analysis (WGS-aqua Plus), BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Phage therapy within microbial communities, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded CASE studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Quantifying the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in mixed species communities, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Role of the fungal cell wall in the interaction of plant pathogens with the host, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Sustainable vertebrate pest management on farms, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded CASE studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Thermal acclimation and adaptation in fungal bio-control agents, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Dec 2018
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Understanding the dynamics of human body weight change - mathematical modelling across age groups, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Sport and Health Sciences studentship (Funded)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Mon 31st Dec 2018
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Quantum optics of van der Waals heterostructures, Engineering, condensed matter physics – PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU/International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Physics and Astronomy in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physic

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Can charring help us better understanding energy fluxes in structural fires and their effect on the structural integrity of timber Geography - PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self funded

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a self-funded Geography PhD project.

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship

Full tuition fees and Living Allowance

The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2019 entry.

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Developing a UK flammability map for characterising fire behaviour and fire danger Geography- PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self funded

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a self-funded Geography PhD project.

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Ecologies of innovation for Smart Distribution Networks. Self-funded PhD in Renewable Energy

This project is self-funded

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Renewable Energy

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Forests, peat, and fires: understanding the drivers of past fire in Amazonian forests. Self funded PhD - Geography

This project is self-funded

This self-funded Geography PhD is a 3-4 year project. The project will evaluate the timing and source of fire and pyrogenic carbon in old-growth forests through analysis of a combination of peat, vegetation, soil, and/or charcoal data from Amazonia

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Impacts of light pollution on protected areas, Environment & Sustainability Institute, PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self-funded

This self funded project will investigate the loss of the nighttime in protected areas as a consequence of light pollution from artificial lighting. It will determine the threat this evolutionary novel pressure poses to species of global conservation concern.

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Improving mesh generation for high-order simulations. Self-funded PhD in Engineering

This project is self-funded

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Engineering

Deadline
Mon 7th Jan 2019
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Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease - Biosciences - PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self-funded

This multi-disciplinary project combines cutting-edge biological, biophysical and modelling approaches to understand the mechanisms, principles and functions of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease.

Deadline
Wed 30th Jan 2019
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New materials and structures that control the propagation of acoustic radiation, Physics & Astronomy– PhD (Funded)

Appoximately £14,500 per year for 4 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least approximately £14,500 for 4 years full-time. The student would be based in Physics Building at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Wed 30th Jan 2019
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To model and manipulate material scatter effects to control the propagation of electromagnetic radiation, Physics & Astronomy– PhD (Funded)

Appoximately £14,500 per year for 4 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least approximately £14,500 for 4 years full-time. The student would be based in Physics Building at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Thu 31st Jan 2019
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Debugging Lung Disease: Applying mathematical modelling for a precision medicine approach to the Pulmonary Microbiome

3 year studentship providing tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19

3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

Deadline
Thu 31st Jan 2019
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Low Temperature Sintering of Monolithic Ceramics and Ceramic Composites – PhD Engineering (Funded)

£14,777

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Thu 31st Jan 2019
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Understanding brain dynamics: merging experiments and models. PhD in Mathematics (Funded)

3 year studentship funding covering tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance equivalent to research council rates. The maintenance allowance for 2018/19 is 14,777 per annum.

3 year studentship available for August(NTU)/September(UoE) 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend equivalent to UK research council rate, currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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Alumni scholarships for Doctoral-level study

£750-£3,000 dependent on programme and fee status

A tuition fee discount is available to suitably qualified University of Exeter graduates starting a postgraduate research degree in the 2019/20 academic year.

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship

£750 - £3000

A tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in September 2019.

Deadline
Tue 30th Jun 2020
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US Department of Education - Federal Student Loan

Variable

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs, including these loans, to help pay for your education.

Deadline passed
(Mon 24th Sep 2018)
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Interacting with real objects in virtual reality. Sport and Health Sciences PhD (Self funded)

This project is self-funded

A self funded doctoral project to develop a series of virtual reality object interaction experiments in order to understand how good we are at doing tasks in virtual reality, and what the consequences are of practising sporting tasks in virtual reality before trying them in the physical world

Deadline passed
(Mon 1st Oct 2018)
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Marshall Scholarships for graduate study

Varies

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

Deadline passed
(Tue 9th Oct 2018)
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards

Varies

Fulbright US Student Postgraduate Student Awards can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.

Deadline passed
(Wed 17th Oct 2018)
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Control of Launch and Recovery in Enhanced Sea-States, Engineering - PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Engineering in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatha