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Full details of all studentships and funding opportunities will be advertised on this page as and when they become available.
If you are applying for one of the following studentships, you must follow the application guidance detailed at the end of each advert. Do not apply directly via the University's online application system at this stage.
There are not funding opportunities available at the moment
of Health and Life Sciences,
of Biomedical and Medical Sciences
with Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
of Social Sciences
3 Year, full-time PhD studentship
Project title: Genomics of the only venomous primate –
the slow loris
Eligibility: UK, EU & International Students
fees up to Home/EU level will be paid by the University. Any international
student awarded the studentship would need to cover the difference between
international and Home/EU fees. Please note, fees increase by 4% annually.
date: 9 October 2020
date: January 2021
p.a.: Bursary equivalent to UKRI national minimum stipend plus fees (2019/20
bursary rate is £15,009)
Supervisors: Dr Ravinder Kanda, Professor Anna Nekaris,
and Professor Vincent Nijman
(along with the other Strepsirrhini - lemurs and bushbabies) are amongst the
most basal primates. All species of slow loris are globally threatened on
the IUCN Red List and are characterised by a suite of unique morphological
characteristics, including that they are one of the few known venomous mammals.
Little is known about the genome of this unusual primate, and while most
interest in primate evolution has focused on the great apes and monkeys, there
is growing interest in understanding the evolutionary history of
strepsirrhines. Our main aim in this project is to assemble a whole genome of
the slow loris, and explore questions relating to genome evolution. A sample
has been obtained for sequencing (a combination of long-read and short read
sequencing). Additionally, we will incorporate analyses relating to the
population genetics and dynamics of Javan slow lorises, a population of which we
have been studying in the wild since 2011. Using a RAD sequencing and
population genetic approach, we will investigate the levels of genetic
diversity in this species (both within and between populations).
In this project we will provide training at the nexus of
bioinformatics and evolutionary biology. The student will develop skills in
bioinformatics, evolutionary/molecular biology and population genetic. There is
also the opportunity for the student to spend some time in a biomolecular lab
For further information please contact Dr Ravinder Kanda
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Anna Nekaris (email@example.com).
seek an enthusiastic student with an interest in bioinformatics and genomics as
well as primate evolution and ecology. A large component of this project will
be computational - prospective applicants should either have a computational UG
degree with some experience of molecular/evolutionary genetics, or a molecular
biology/genetics UG degree, with some experience of bioinformatics (familiarity
with Perl, R, Linux).
Applicants should have a first or upper second class
honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in the UK or acceptable
equivalent qualification. EU Applicants must have a valid IELTS Academic test
certificate (or equivalent) with an overall minimum score of 7.0 and no score
below 6.0 issued in the last 2 years by an approved test centre.
to apply: Applications should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the following application form
Oxford Brookes University
School of Architecture, CENDEP
3 year, full-time funded PhD Studentship –
Title: Youth, Disability and the Humanitarian-Development Nexus
UK, EU & International Students
£15,009 per annum (with no inflation increase) for three years
£3,000 for 3 years
Tuition fees up to Home/EU level will be paid by the University. Any international student awarded the studentship would need to cover the difference between international and Home/EU fees. Please note, fees increase by 4% annually.
Closing date: 21 October 2020
Studentship start date:
20 January 2021
Dr Supriya Akerkar
The role of youth as change makers, innovators, and leaders in meeting the sustainable development goals is highlighted by the UN. Yet, the capacities and potential of youth with disabilities is routinely unrecognised with many facing social,
economic, and cultural marginalisation. Young women with disabilities face further deep rooted gender and disability prejudices.
In the contexts of protracted crisis and displacement, there is a call for a ‘humanitarian- development nexus’ and to leave no one behind. However, more knowledge and new theoretical discussion is needed to conceptualise what this nexus may mean in
terms of inclusive development in the context of protracted crisis/displacement, with approaches that enable youth with disabilities to participate and lead inclusive change.
We call for PhD research proposals that aim to increase our understanding in this area; capacity and barriers of young people with disabilities to become change-makers and active contributors to the SDG goals. Proposals should develop the questions
identified here in a particular geographical and political context. Studies could be both qualitative and quantitative, with particular care for an appropriate and innovative methodology.
Theoretically we seek interdisciplinary proposals at the intersection of development- humanitarian, disabilities -displacement/refugee- and- youth studies. Methodologically, we seek proposals that plan to adopt alternative methods: linguistic (ie
deaf language), visual, forms of art as expressions for understanding challenges and aspirations of youth with disabilities to unravel development-humanitarian nexus.
The successful candidate will be supervised by
Dr Supriya Akerkar
Professor Cathrine Brun[BH2].
We seek a highly competent candidate to submit their PhD thesis within 3 years. Candidates should have Masters in related subject (e.g. disability, development, sociology, geography, anthropology, humanitarian), demonstrate strong interdisciplinary
research capabilities, and fluent spoken and written English.
The selection criteria will consider academic excellence, research experience/skills, and subject knowledge in addition to relevance and quality of the research proposal.
Please submit a CV, covering letter and a research proposal of up to 10 pages, that includes clear research aims/questions, justification for study, some overview of existing literature, description of methodology and a timeline.
If shortlisted, an online interview will be conducted before final selection.
(email@example.com) for informal enquiries.
How to apply:
For further information on how to apply, please email
for an application pack, quoting Humanitarian-Development Nexus in the subject line.
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Three-year, full-time funded PhD Studentship - Analysing and
Testing AI Applications
Qualification Type: PhD
Funding for: UK/EU Students,
Funding amount: £15,009 per annum (with no inflation increase) for three years;
Fieldworkallowance: £3,000 for 3 years
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 16 October 2020
Fees: Tuition fees up to Home/EU level will be paid
by the University
Primary supervisor: Professor Hong Zhu
Short Introductory Paragraph
The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics are offering
a 3-year full-time PhD Studentship. It includes an
annual bursary of £15,009 for three years (no annual increase) and fees up to
the Home/EU level. Any international student awarded the studentship would need
to cover the difference between international and Home/EU fees. Please note,
fees increase by 4% annually. The studentship has a start date of 20 January 2021. A June or September 2021 start is
The goal of the project is to develop a methodology for
analysing and testing AI applications. The research question is how to generate
test cases, measure test adequacy and checking correctness in testing AI
The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Hong Zhu and
Dr Ian Bayley and will expand existing work and conduct case studies. Requirements
We are looking for a highly competent candidate to submit PhD
thesis within 3 years. Candidates are expected to have at least an upper second-class
degree (or equivalent) and/or Masters in a related subject (e.g. Computer
Science, Software Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence). They should
demonstrate strong research skills and be fluent in spoken and written English.
The selection criteria will focus on academic excellence and subject knowledge.
For informal enquiries, email Prof. Hong Zhu at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
Please email email@example.com for an
application pack, quoting “Analysis and
Testing of AI Applications