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
Mon 23rd Sep 2019
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Developing the Next Generation of Smart Electric Fire Stoves. EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing funded EngD

4-year studentship for UK/EU students to include tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £20,509 per year

The University of Exeter and Hunter Stoves Ltd are seeking a top class candidate to undertake research leading to the award of an International Engineering Doctorate, awarded jointly by the Universities of Exeter, Warwick and Cranfield.

Deadline
Mon 30th Sep 2019
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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
Mon 30th Sep 2019
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Philippe Young Studentship - University of Exeter - Engineering - Computer Science PhD (Funded)

£15,009 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 November 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Mon 30th Sep 2019
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Synopsys-Exeter Studentship - Engineering - Computer Science PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, in partnership with the Synopsys Simpleware Product Group (https://www.synopsys.com/simpleware.html), is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in November 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Tue 1st Oct 2019
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards

Full tuition waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend

Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for Masters or Doctoral students who are USA or dual USA:UK citizens wishing to study at the University. The award takes the form of a tuition fee waiver for the first year of graduate study (either Masters or PhD) and a living stipend. We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).

Deadline
Thu 10th Oct 2019
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Restoring Brazil’s savannas: new techniques to quantify carbon sequestration potential and water use of restoration projects

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Shell, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in

Deadline
Fri 18th Oct 2019
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Engineering Design and Catalyst of Novel AEM Water Electrolyser Cell for Green Hydrogen Production for Energy Storage, Renewable Energy – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 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 November 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Wed 30th Oct 2019
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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2020 (for least developed countries and fragile states)

Tuition fees, approved fares and stipend

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from the least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth, put forward by various nominating bodies, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Deadline
Thu 31st Oct 2019
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Material characterization for Polymer Display Liquid Crystal for Building Energy Efficiency application, Renewable Energy, University of Exeter – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

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 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover International/UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Environment & Sustainability Institute in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Scie

Deadline
Fri 1st Nov 2019
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Said Foundation Scholarships

Varies

The Said Foundation offers around thirty postgraduate scholarships to nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria who are also permanent residents in these target countries.

Deadline
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
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Autonomous Systems for Offshore Wind O&M – Strategies, Guidelines, and Tools; Engineering – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The Centre for Offshore Technology, part of the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

For eligible students (UK/EU nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Chalcogenide-based memory and logic for flexible electronics applications

Approx. £70,000 for 42 months (pro-rata for part-time study): covers UK/EU tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend at £15,000 per year, plus £1,500 RTSG.

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. This 3.5 year PhD studentship will cover UK tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend at approx. £15,000 per year, plus a Research and Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £1,500.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Design and Manufacture of Broadband 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Dynamically-tuneable optical metasurfaces for laser implosion fusion applications

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

For eligible students (UK/EU nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Leaky Wave Acoustics

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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PhD in Physics/Engineering: "Hands-on" molecules: using microwave metamaterials as analogues of molecular systems

self-funded applicants only.

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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PhD in Physics/Engineering: Evaluation of spin-orbit torques in thin film magnetic materials and their use in driving topological structures

self-funded applicants only.

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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PhD in Physics/Engineering: RF and mm-wave imaging using optical modulation

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK students only). Subject to funding.

For eligible students (UK nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK students. Subject to funding.

Deadline
Tue 31st Dec 2019
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PhD in Physics: Nanoscale 3D printing of next generation photonic devices

approx £14,777 per year tax-free stipend for 3.5 years plus tuition fees

This 3.5 year studentship covers UK/EU/international tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU/international tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,777 per year tax-free stipend. This studentship is funded through the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 804626).

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 30th Apr 2018)
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Autonomous Systems for Offshore Wind O&M – Strategies, Guidelines, and Tools, Renewable Energy – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 4 years

The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 4 years of full-time study to commence in September 2019 with at least three months to be spent working in the offices of the industrial sponsor. The collaboration with the industrial sponsor is subject to contract. Please note full details of the project partner’s contribution and involvement with the project is still to be confirmed and may change during the course of contract negotiations. Full details will be confirmed at offer stage.

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 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 passed
(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 passed
(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 passed
(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 passed
(Fri 1st Mar 2019)
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FashionForest Scholarship

10,000 DKK (approx. £1,175 GBP)

The FashionForest scholarship is awarded yearly to one or more researchers, students and former students at Danish and foreign educational institutions who are in need of support for a theoretical or practical project in connection to an educational purpose.

Deadline passed
(Sun 31st Mar 2019)
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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures

UK/EU tuition fees together with a yearly stipend at UKRI rates (£15,009 for 2019/20)

UKRI Funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend of £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Mon 15th Apr 2019)
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Using Machine Learning and Complex Networks to Model Scientific Echo Chambers, Computer Science – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

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 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Strea

Deadline passed
(Wed 8th May 2019)
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Becas Chile (Conicyt)

Fully funded

Postgraduate scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.

Deadline passed
(Fri 17th May 2019)
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Sanctuary Scholarship

Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant

The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.

Deadline passed
(Fri 31st May 2019)
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Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme

up to £2000 plus additional support services & coaching

Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.

Deadline passed
(Mon 3rd Jun 2019)
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Fate of engineered nanomaterials in waste water treatment plants. Self funded PhD in Mining and Minerals Engineering

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applicants for a self funded PhD project in Mining and Minerals Engineering.

Deadline passed
(Sat 15th Jun 2019)
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Smart Network Operation and Maintenance for Cloud and Edge Computing, Computer Science – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time. The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline passed
(Tue 30th Jul 2019)
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PhD in Physics/Engineering: Imaging at the tip of a needle - realising multimode fibre based micro-endoscopes

self-funded applicants only.

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity. Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

Deadline passed
(Thu 15th Aug 2019)
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Anning Morgan Bursary

£2,000

Available to any person resident in Cornwall during their post-graduate studies and undertaking a programme at the Penryn or Truro Campus. Students must be in receipt of an offer for 2019 entry in order to be considered.

Deadline passed
(Thu 15th Aug 2019)
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Cornwall Heritage Trust Scholarship

£1000

A one year award of up to £1000 for one or more postgraduate students producing dissertations/theses centred on an aspect of Cornwall's heritage who will be registered for the coming academic year.

Deadline passed
(Fri 23rd Aug 2019)
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The structural dynamics of botulinum neurotoxins, Biosciences – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 4 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Ipsen, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £17,009 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in The Living Systems Institute in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Deadline passed
(Wed 28th Aug 2019)
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2019 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for citizens of high income Commonwealth countries

See CSC website for more information

Applications are now open for 2019 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for citizens of high income Commonwealth countries. Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), these scholarships support excellence in UK higher education and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth. Candidates will be selected based on their potential to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge, as well as academic merit and the quality of their plan of study.

Deadline passed
(Fri 13th Sep 2019)
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The role of fungal membrane organization in directional growth and tissue invasion by Candida albicans. MRC Centre for Medical Mycology – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in November 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student will be based in the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, Biosciences, in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the

Deadline passed
(Sun 15th Sep 2019)
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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 alumni 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 passed
(Mon 16th Sep 2019)
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Development of hybrid electrochemical systems for the upcycling of acid mine drainage into functional nanoproducts, PhD in Mining and Minerals Engineering - Self-Funded

This project is self-funded

Self-funded PhD opportunity in Mining and Minerals Engineering. Please note that in addition to PhD Tuition Fees, bench fees may be applicable.

Deadline passed
(Mon 16th Sep 2019)
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Development of novel nitric oxide-releasing polymers for medical devices. Self funded Medical Studies PhD

This project is self funded

Nitric oxide (NO), generated from acidified nitrite, kills bacterial pathogens in humans. This self funded project aims to determine the efficacy of NO released by this mechanism from the surface of polymers (e.g. silicon), in preventing the growth of bacterial biofilms.

Deadline passed
(Mon 16th Sep 2019)
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Improving the diagnosis of cow’s milk protein allergy in children. Self funded Medical Studies PhD.

This project is self funded

Prescription data suggest cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) may be mis-/over-diagnosed in children. This self funded PhD project will investigate the accuracy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of symptom awareness tools and diagnostic tests for CMPA.