Research funding opportunities

  • 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.

  • No current studentships 

    Oxford Brookes University
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
    Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research

    3 Year, full-time PhD studentship
    Eligibility: Home UK/EU applicants who must be permanently resident in the UK
    Bursary p.a.: Bursary equivalent to UKRI national minimum stipend plus fees (2022/23 bursary rate
    is £16,062)
    Fees and Bench fees: University fees and bench fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of
    the funded Studentship.
    Closing date: 22 June 2022
    Interviews: 4 July 2022
    Start date: September 2022
    Project Title: A mixed methods study to explore factors influencing the learning environment,
    patient safety and care quality in non-UK and UK trained registered nurses
    Director of Studies: Dr Catherine Henshall
    Other Supervisors: Dr Clair Merriman
    Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree from a Higher Education
    Institution or acceptable equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline. Non-UK 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. The student will be based
    within the Workforce Development Research Group. A Masters level qualification is required.
    Project Description
    The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) relies heavily on international staff recruitment to provide
    patient facing care. 19% (65,000) of nurses from over 163 non-British nationalities make up the
    workforce. The focus on international nurse recruitment has intensified, due to challenges in
    training, recruiting and retaining domestic nurses. Internationally recruited nurses face challenges
    due to cultural differences between nursing training programmes in the UK and abroad, including
    different approaches to carrying out personal care and care planning processes. There is an unmet
    need to effectively support non-UK trained nurses to successfully integrate into work and wider
    society, with resulting impacts on patient care quality and safety and the supervision/assessment of
    nursing students. Providing supportive resources and guidance to international nurses can help
    reduce cultural dissonance in providing safe and appropriate student learning environments.
    The mixed methods study design will develop a rich understanding of the behaviours of non-UK
    registered nurses:
    Phase 1: A systematic literature review exploring to what extent the backgrounds of internationally
    recruited nurses’ impact on the quality and safety of patient care, and the learning environment as
    experienced by students and newly qualified nurses.
    Phase 2: Vignettes, relating to common situations registered nurses encounter in clinical practice,
    will be developed. These will relate to topics around care delivery and supporting student nurses in
    clinical practice through supervisory and assessor roles. Non-UK trained and UK trained nurse
    participants will be asked how they would respond.
    Phase 3: Interviews carried out with non-UK trained and UK trained registered nurses, nurse
    managers, multidisciplinary team members, NHS recruiting managers and Chief Nurses - exploring
    phase 1 &2 findings.
    For informal inquiries about the project/application process contact Dr Clair Merriman or Dr Catherine Henshall
    How to apply: Email to request an application form.


    No current studentships       

    Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment
    School of Arts
    Three Full-time, fee-funded PhD Studentship in the Arts
    Oxford Brookes University – Faculty of Technology, Design and Engineering
    Qualification Type: PhD
    Location: Oxford
    Duration: three years
    Funding for: UK/ EU Settled Status Students/ International/ EU non-Settled Status Students
    Funding amount: Fees only
    Fieldwork allowance: £600 (one-off in Year 1)
    Hours: Full time
    Deadline for applying: 1 September 2022 at 17:00 BST
    Fees: Tuition fees up to International level will be paid by the University
    Primary supervisor: Dr Daniela Treveri Gennari
    Project Details
    The School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a fees-only PhD research
    studentship to highly a motivated PhD candidate to work within one of the Research Groups
    operating in the School ( under
    the Centre of Research in the Arts (CoRA).
    We are seeking candidates with academic qualifications in the Arts and Humanities, or
    related disciplines, to conduct research projects related to the vibrant academic community
    operating in the CoRA research centre, with a variety of methodologies and approaches,
    including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and texts, as well as theory-
    driven analysis, industrial research, and both historical and contemporary perspectives.
    We welcome applications on any topic related to the multifaceted research strands in the
    School, and are particularly interested in research proposals focussed on:
    Contemporary and historical audiences
    Conceptual and historical approaches to popular film and television
    Music and film
    Digital storytelling
    Sound Art
    Art theory
    Creative practice
    Book history
    Disability Arts

    Fees:            Paid up to international level
    Deadline:      1 September 2022
    Interview:   30 September 2022                        
    Start date:    January 2022
    Desirable Requirements:
    MA in Humanities or equivalent
    How to apply
    To apply for this studentship please see the submission instructions on our website:
    When completing your application online, please note:
    Title: PhD Studentship in the Arts.
    Course: MPhil/ PhD in Film/ Fine Art, Music or Publishing.
    Reference Number: TDEPGR/2022/08 (include in Title).
    Applications must be completed by 17.00 GMT on Tuesday 1 September 2022. The election process will involve an interview on 30 September 2022.
    Enquiries: Dominic Maitland