Funding for postgraduate research programmes

Funding opportunities for PhD studentships in Astrophysics are listed separately.  Fully-funded studentships associated with the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) are also detailed on the centre's dedicated website.

AwardValueDeadlineDescription
Characterisation of Toxic Element-bearing Sulfate Minerals by Coupled Raman Spectroscopy-Neutron and Synchrotron Diffraction, MPhil/PhD (Funded)
(ID 3213)
£14,777 per year for 4 years Wed 31st Oct 2018 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.
Quantum correlations and nonlinear optical cavities for biochemical applications - Physics PhD (Funded)
(ID 3277)
£14,777 per year for 3.5 years Sun 18th Nov 2018 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
Modifying protein clustering as a novel repair strategy in heart failure. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)
(ID 3226)
Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 2018 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. 
Old red blood cells and the immune system: phagocytosis, membrane stiffness and “eat-me” signals. Physics, PhD (GW4 BioMed MRC DTP)
(ID 3223)
Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£14,777 p.a. for 2018/19, updated each year) plus UK/EU tuition fees Fri 23rd Nov 2018 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.
Effects of clustering and phosphorylation on nanoscale receptor signalling, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Physics studentship (Funded)
(ID 3290)
Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 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.
Quantum optics of van der Waals heterostructures, Engineering, condensed matter physics – PhD (Funded)
(ID 3220)
£14,777 per year for 3.5 years Mon 31st Dec 2018 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
Can charring help us better understanding energy fluxes in structural fires and their effect on the structural integrity of timber Geography - PhD (Self-Funded)
(ID 3207)
This project is self funded Mon 7th Jan 2019 The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a self-funded Geography PhD project.
Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease - Biosciences - PhD (Self-Funded)
(ID 3201)
This project is self-funded Mon 7th Jan 2019 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.
New materials and structures that control the propagation of acoustic radiation, Physics & Astronomy– PhD (Funded)
(ID 3303)
Appoximately £14,500 per year for 4 years Wed 30th Jan 2019 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.
To model and manipulate material scatter effects to control the propagation of electromagnetic radiation, Physics & Astronomy– PhD (Funded)
(ID 3302)
Appoximately £14,500 per year for 4 years Wed 30th Jan 2019 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.

Additional awards offered by the University

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries; find out more on the Funding pages of the University's website. Information about all awards is available on the searchable funding database which allows you to find all the studentships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

+ About XM2

Read all about Exeter's EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials. We're one of the biggest doctoral training centres in the UK, based entirely in Exeter, offering 14-18 fully funded 4 year studentships per year. Click here for application instructions.

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