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Funded PhD Opportunities

The School of Life Sciences does not currently have any funded PhD studentships available. However we are likely to be advertising again in the near future, so please do check these webpages over the next few weeks!

Environmental PhD Studentships
Central England NERC Training Alliance (NERC CENTA DTP)

CENTA stands for Central England NERC Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council. As a CENTA student, you will belong to a consortium well resourced to provide you with extensive training to give you confidence in all aspects of your research.

Further information can be found on our NERC CENTA PhD Studentships website
Recruitment for 2019-20 entry is closed. Please check again in Autumn 2019 for recruitment for 2020-21 entry

Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) - 4 year studentships

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. The MIBTP has an ambitious vision to deliver innovative, world class research across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy in the Midlands and across the UK.

PhD Studentship projects will be focused in vital research areas such as food security, bio-energy and quantitative biology. Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Projects are available for those with creative drive in both theoretical (IT and mathematical) and experimental (biology, biomedicine, chemistry, biotechnology) research.

Further information can be found on the MIBTP website 
Recruitment for 2019-20 entry is closed.


MIBTP Warwick CASE studentships

MIBTP has a number of CASE studentships for entry in October 2019.

These studentships are an excellent opportunity to initiate new industrial contacts, develop existing links and help enhance the impact of research. The BBSRC-funded CASE studentships are designed to provide students with a first-rate challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually-beneficial research collaboration between academic and non-academic partner organisations. Joint supervision should provide the student with a unique and broadening perspective on the impact of collaborative research, and allows the student to acquire novel skills and expertise.

CASE students must fulfil the MIBTP entry requirements and will join the MIBTP cohort for the taught modules and masterclasses during the first term. CASE students can start their PhD project in April 2019 but must first complete a 3-month miniproject (at a non-home institution) January - March inclusive. They will remain as an integral part of the MIBTP cohort and take part in the core networking activities and transferable skills training.

Further information can be found on the MIBTP website
Recruitment for iCASE studentships for 2019-20 is now closed.

 Warwick and Waitrose BBSRC funded CTP

Food security is at the heart of a new doctoral training collaboration between the University and Waitrose. We’ll be providing PhD students with academic development and industry training in agriculture and sustainable crop production.

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MRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) - 4 year PhD studentships

We are offering ten 4-year PhD studentships to talented and highly motivated undergraduate students interested in Microscopy and Image analysis.

Supervised by internationally leading experts from Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences, this four year PhD programme brings together cutting-edge imaging technology with innovative data analysis to address a range of biomedical research questions in Cellular Dynamics, Neurobiology and Infection. The aim of this programme is to provide tomorrow's research leaders with the quantitative imaging skills that will lead them to a better understanding of human disease and to the design of new diagnostics and therapies. Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Further information can be found on the MRC DTP website.