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.

  • Our mission as Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) is to ‘Inspire minds with insight and ambition’. Our doctoral students sit at the heart of this mission. 

    OBBS is accepting applications from outstanding candidates for  one scholarshipin each of our four research centres: Business, Society and GlobalChallenges (BSGC), Oxford Regional Innovation Enterprise Lab (ORIEL),International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (ICCMS), andthe Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP).

    Each full-time successful candidate will be offered a studentship to start in either September 2022 or January 2023.  A bursary of £16,000 per annum will be paid by the school, plus fees for three years subject to satisfactory progress.

    As a doctoral student you can transform your future through undertaking rigorous and creative research training with recognised methodological and subject experts to become  an independent researcher. You will be a valued member of our supportive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive research community and thriving research centres, with opportunities to develop life-long networks. 

    The International Centre for Coaching andMentoring Studies specialises in cross-disciplinary research to enhance the understanding and implementation of coaching and mentoring in order to influence the development of individuals and teams in organizational and social contexts. The Centre has the largest coaching and mentoring doctoral programme in the world. We welcome research on effectiveness, process, or content of coaching/mentoring interventions, whether the intention is to advance social change, education, health and well-being, leadership or global business. 

     

    Our students conduct research that contributes to the evidence base of coaching and mentoring through critical and empirical approaches. They are supported by our highly experienced doctoral supervisors. PhD students have the opportunity to take part in many of the Centre’s regular activities including research conferences, symposia and professional networking events, as well as our long-established journal.

     

    Indicative topics, for those who wish to commit to an extensive research project relevant to coaching and mentoring, include but are not limited to.

    • Ethics, best practice and activism in coaching and mentoring 
    • Identifying and addressing developmental needs of leaders through coaching
    • Mentoring for diversity and inclusion
    • The development of evidence-based practice in coaching/mentoring

    We aim to recruit candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a PhD thesis within three years. Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area. Applicants should demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the OBBS research website to familiarise themselves with the research interests and publications of staff https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/research/staff/

    Bursary: £16,000 pa (plus 2% inflation increase) In addition to the bursary of £16,0000. fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded scholarship.
    Deadline: The closing date for applications is 29 April 2022
    Interview date: Interviews will be held in week beginning May 23 2022

    Start date: September 2022 or January 2023
    Eligibility: UK, EU and International 

    For information about the ICCMS centre please visit  https://www.brookes.ac.uk/research/units/obbs/centres/iccams/
    For Information about OBBS please visit http://business.brookes.ac.uk/
    How to apply:
    To request further details of how to apply, please email: bus-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk

     

     


    Our mission as Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) is to ‘Inspire minds with insight and ambition’. Our doctoral students sit at the heart of this mission. 

    OBBS is accepting applications from outstanding candidates for  one scholarshipin each of our four research centres: Business, Society and GlobalChallenges (BSGC), Oxford Regional Innovation Enterprise Lab (ORIEL),International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (ICCMS), andthe Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP).

    Each successful full-time candidate will be offered a studentship to start in either September 2022 or January 2023.  A bursary of £16,000 per annum will be paid by the school, plus fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

    As a doctoral student you can transform your future through undertaking rigorous and creative research training with recognised methodological and subject experts to become  an independent researcher. You will be a valued member of our supportive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive research community and thriving research centres, with opportunities to develop life-long networks. 

    The Centre for Business, Societyand Global Challenges (BSGC) advances knowledge on rapidly evolving social, economic, political, environmental and technological forces and their impacts on organisations, institutions and communities. Our members work in a variety of national and international contexts to generate insights and drive impactful research. The centre has won funding from Innovate UK, British Academy of Management, the British Council, and the British Academy amongst others.

    BSGC comprises four interrelated research clusters listed below and indicative PhD topics include, but are not limited to

    Responsible Organising andGovernance

     

    • responsible supply chains;
    • responsible marketing, markets and ethical consumption;
    • stakeholder engagement;
    • the future of work and organising, including the darker side of organising and governance;

     

    Digital Societies

     

    • digital analytics and society;
    • democratisation of digital technology and digital ethics;
    • digital marketing and digital strategy;
    • Artificial Intelligence;
    • FinTech;

    Sustainable Development,Accounting and Applied Economics

     

    • food security;
    • waste management;
    • decision making in crises;
    • accountability of investors and stewardship;
    • financialization and financial inequalities;

    People, Communities and Places.

    • community empowerment, resilience and identity;
    • emerging forms of organisational and consumer behaviour;
    • placemaking, health and wellbeing;
    • mobilities and inequalities;

    We aim to recruit candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a PhD thesis within three years. Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area. Applicants should demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the OBBS research website to familiarise themselves with the research interests and publications of staff https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/research/staff/.

    Bursary: £16,000 pa (plus 2% inflation increase) In addition to the bursary of £16,0000. fees  will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded scholarship.

    Start date: September 2022 or January 2023
    Eligibility: UK, EU and International
    Deadline: The closing date for applications is 29 April 2022
    Interview date: Interviews will be held in week beginning of 23 May 2022

    For information about the Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges (BSGC please visit https://www.brookes.ac.uk/research/units/obbs/centres/bsgc/
    For Information about OBBS please visit http://business.brookes.ac.uk/
    How to apply:
    To request further details of how to apply, please email: bus-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk

     

     


    Our mission as Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) is to ‘Inspire minds with insight and ambition’. Our doctoral students sit at the heart of this mission. 

    OBBS is accepting applications from outstanding candidates for  one scholarship in each of our four research centres: Business,Society and Global Challenges (BSGC), Oxford Regional Innovation Enterprise Lab(ORIEL), International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (ICCMS), andthe Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP).

    Each successful full-time candidate  will be offered a studentship to start in either September 2022 or January 2023.  A bursary of £16,000 per annum will be paid by the school, plus fees  for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

    As a doctoral student you can transform your future through undertaking rigorous and creative research training with recognised methodological and subject experts to become  an independent researcher. You will be a valued member of our supportive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive research community and thriving research centres, with opportunities to develop life-long networks. 

    The Oxford Regions, Innovation and EnterpriseLab (ORIEL) specialises in enterprise, entrepreneurship and regional economic development research and engagement, focussing on and addressing the needs of public, private and third-sector stakeholders. By linking intellectually-led questions and practice-based solutions, this thematic area brings together academic insight and its application to policy and practice.

    Members of ORIEL are engaged in local, national and international research on a range of issues, such as regional economic development, entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation, social enterprise, start-ups, SME growth and performance, and internationalisation. Our researchers publish in top-tier journals, such as BritishJournal of Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal ofSmall Business Management, Journal of World Business, Regional Studies, andTechnovation.

    We invite candidates interested in research that is driven by forward-thinking agendas and debates. Suggested topics that candidates may consider include, but are not limited to:

     

    • The impact of the Net Zero agenda on SME internationalisation: A comparative cross industry study. 
    • How SME managers take decisions about engagement with the Net Zero agenda? 
    • How digital social enterprises balance business, social and environmental objectives (resources, networks, time-frames)?

     

    We aim to recruit candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a PhD thesis within three years. Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area. Applicants should demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the OBBS research website to familiarise themselves with the research interests and publications of staff (include link).

    Bursary: £16,000 pa  (plus 2% inflation increase) in addition to the bursary, fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded scholarships.
    Deadline:The closing date for applications is 29 April 2022
    Interviewdate: Interviews will be held in week beginning May 23 2022
    Startdate: September 2022 or January 2023

    Eligibility:UK, EU and International

    For information about the Oxford Regions, Innovation and Enterprise Lab (ORIEL) please visit  https://www.brookes.ac.uk/research/units/obbs/centres/oriel
    For Information about OBBS please visit http://business.brookes.ac.uk/
    Howto apply:
    To request further details of how to apply, please email: bus-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk

     

     


    Our mission as Oxford Brookes Business School (OBBS) is to ‘Inspire minds with insight and ambition’. Our doctoral students sit at the heart of this mission. 

    OBBS is accepting applications from outstanding candidates for one scholarship in each ofour four research centres: Business, Society and Global Challenges(BSGC), Oxford Regional Innovation Enterprise Lab (ORIEL), International Centrefor Coaching and Mentoring Studies (ICCMS), and the Centre for DiversityPolicy Research and Practice (CDPRP).

    Each successful full-time candidate will be offered a studentship to start in either September 2022 or January 2023.  A bursary of £16,000 per annum will be paid by the school, plus fees for three years subject to satisfactory progress.

    As a doctoral student you can transform your future through undertaking rigorous and creative research training with recognised methodological and subject experts to become  an independent researcher. You will be a valued member of our supportive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive research community and thriving research centres, with opportunities to develop life-long networks. 

    The Centre for Diversity PolicyResearch and Practice (CDPRP)specialises in interdisciplinary research on equality, diversity and inclusion in organisations, the economy, and society. CDPRP has received external funding from a range of sources such as Horizon 2020, the British Council, and the EPSRC. The expertise of our researchers spans diversity management and organisational change; inclusive innovation and enterprise; socio-legal approaches to equality; and data in relation to gender and diversity. Staff at CDPRP are currently involved in research projects such as seeking to promote gender institutional change, gender-based violence as a manifestation of gender inequalities in the economy and society, and gender and diversity in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our research has been published widely in academic journals and project reports. PhD students have the opportunity to take part in the Centre’s events, such as research seminars or writing workshops, as well as those organised as part of the OBBS doctoral programmes. 

    Indicative topics include but are not limited to:

    • Diversity management and organisational change
    • Inclusive innovation and enterprise
    • Data and diversity

    We aim to recruit candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a PhD thesis within three years. Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area. Applicants should demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the OBBS research website to familiarise themselves with the research interests and publications of staff https://www.brookes.ac.uk/the-centre-for-diversity-policy-research-and-practice/people/.

    Bursary: £16,000 pa (plus 2% inflation increase) in addition to the bursary, fees will be met by the University for the 3 years of the funded scholarships.
    Start date: September 2022 or January 2023
    Eligibility: UK, EU and International
    Deadline: The closing date for applications is 29 April 2022
    Interview date: Interviews will be held in week beginning May 23 2022

    For information about the CDPRP centre please visit   https://www.brookes.ac.uk/the-centre-for-diversity-policy-research-and-practice/
    For Information about OBBS please visit http://business.brookes.ac.uk/
    How to apply:
    To request further details of how to apply, please email: bus-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk

     

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    Oxford Brookes University
    Faculty of Technology Design and Environment
    School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
    PhD Studentship:
    PhD studentship in epistemic artificial intelligence
    Eligibility: all students
    Bursary: £16,540 per year
    Fees: Tuition fees will be paid by the university
    Deadline for applying: May 22 2022
    Start date: September 2022

     The Faculty of Technology Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a three-year full-time PhD studentship to students commencing June 2022, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 project “Epistemic AI”.

     The successful candidate will join the Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Fabio Cuzzolin. These are fully-funded PhD studentship with annual bursary of £16,540.

    Project description
    The Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is a fast-growing research unit currently running on a budget of £3.2 million from nine live projects funded by the EU (2), Innovate UK (2), the Leverhulme Trust and others. Our research interests span artificial intelligence, uncertainty theory, machine learning, computer vision, autonomous driving, surgical and mobile robotics, AI for healthcare. The Lab is currently pioneering frontier topics in AI such as machine theory of mind, self-supervised learning, continual learning and future event prediction.

    The PhD students will join the Lab’s work towards a new Horizon 2020 FET (Future Emerging Technologies) project “Epistemic AI” coordinated by Prof Cuzzolin and whose other partners are TU Delft (Netherlands) and KU Leuven (Belgium). The project started in March 2021 and will end in February 2025.

    https://www.epistemic-ai.eu/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNCKqoQODR0&t=3s

    The project’s overarching objective is to develop a new paradigm for a next-generation artificial intelligence providing worst-case guarantees on its predictions thanks to a proper modelling of real-world uncertainties. The project re-imagines AI from the foundations, with the aim of providing a proper treatment of the ‘epistemic’ uncertainty stemming from a machine’s forcibly partial knowledge of the world by means of advanced uncertainty theory. All new algorithms and learning paradigms are to be tested in the context of autonomous driving.

    Requirements
    Candidates should have a strong mathematical background, specifically in optimisation, probability and statistics, and a good first degree in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence or related fields. Applicants are also expected to have Research experience in Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence, and good coding skills in Python and/or C++. Knowledge of uncertainty theory, including belief functions, random sets or imprecise probabilities is desirable, as is experience of coding in Torch, PyTorch, Tensorflow or Caffe, and experience of work in autonomous driving.

    How to apply
    To apply for this studentship please see the submission instructions on our website:

    https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/tde-research/studentships-how-to-apply?authuser=0

    When completing your application Online via https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/tde-research/studentships-how-to-apply?authuser=0  - please note the following: Title: PhD studentship in epistemic artificial intelligence

    Select the following course: MPhil/ PhD in Computing

    Applications must be completed by 23:59pm on May 22 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Enquiries: Dominic Maitland: dmaitland@brookes.ac.uk

     


     

    Fully Funded PhD studentship in AI/ML Assisted Integrated Circuit Verification Framework with Infineon Technologies.

    School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

    Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

    Oxford Brookes University

     

    Type of Award: PhD studentship

    Eligibility: Home/EU Settled/ EU Non-Settled/ International

    Duration: 3 years.

    Bursary: £17,363 per year, increasing by inflation

    Fees: Tuition fees paid by the university; top-up by Infineon Technologies. 

    Equipment/Conference Fees: £2,000; top-up by Infineon Technologies.

    Deadline for applying: 17:00 BST 8 June 2022.

    Start date: September 2022

    The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at Oxford Brookes University is seeking a highly motivated candidate from a science or technology discipline for PhD grade research in AI/ML assisted hardware verification. 

    Brief Project Description
    This project, in collaboration between Infineon Technologies and the Advanced Reliable Computer Systems Group at Oxford Brookes University, will investigate AI/ML assisted fast and efficient solutions to the problem of IC verification, one of the most difficult steps in an IC’s design cycle. With ICs exceeding billions of transistors, the costs of tests and verification are often over half of the total cost of the entire design. This project will investigate and identify which test/verification components will most likely benefit from AI/ML algorithms, and identify the most effective types of AI/ML algorithms. AI/ML based solutions will be developed for significant reduction in verification costs, while maintaining highest degree of accuracy and reliability. The outcome will be evaluated against existing approaches for their effectiveness and pathways will be provided for integration into existing verification frameworks. This project is expected to significantly expand the fields of Electronic Design Automation and AI.

    The essential selection criteria include:

    • Master’s degree in one of: Computer Science/ Engineering/Informatics/Microelectronic/VLSI Design or a related discipline. 

    • Excellent programming skills, preferably C/C++ and Python; familiarity with matlab.

    • Good understanding of computer architecture and machine learning techniques. 

    • Willingness to learn and quickly pick up state-of-the-art professional EDA tools. 

    • Competency in presenting, writing, and communicating ideas. Willingness/ability to work with our industrial collaborator. 

    • Passion and commitment for research.

    Desirable selection criteria:

    • A background in: simulation/model based test/verification. 

    The successful candidate primarily will:

    • Investigate various verification components and identify which can benefit most from AI/ML implementation.

    • Develop, test, and evaluate AI/ML based solutions for reducing verification costs, while maintaining high degrees of reliability and accuracy at lower training times. 

    • Develop, test, and evaluate techniques for integration of the AI/ML based solutions into the traditional verification framework.

    • Participate in research meetings and industrial internships. Present and publish ideas in peer reviewed conferences and journals.

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this studentship please see the submission instructions on our website: https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/tde-research/studentships-how-to-apply?authuser=0  

    When completing your application Online via https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/how-to-apply/applying-direct/  -  please note the following Title: AI/ML Assisted IC Verification Framework TDEPGR/2022/06  

    Select one of the following Courses: MPhil/ PhD in Computing or Engineering

    Applications must be complete and submitted by 17.00 BST on Wednesday 8 June 2022. The selection process will involve an interview on 17 June 2022.  

    Informal Enquiries:

    Subject specific: Dr Abusaleh Jabir - ajabir@brookes.ac.uk

    General: dmaitland@brookes.ac.uk