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PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship in Stainless steel structures in fire : Behaviour, numerical modelling and design

Value: This studentship covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend (£15,009 - 2019/2020) for 3 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30th August 2019.

Project: This PhD project will focus on the behaviour and design of stainless steel structures in fire. Various instability phenomena encountered in stainless steel structural elements will be thoroughly explored.

Further detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 31 May 2019, 15:09 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD Position in Intelligent 5G massive machine type communication systems

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend in line with RCUK rates (current 2018/2019 - £14,777) and covers full tuition fees for 3 years. It is open to Home/EU and International applicants.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 31st July 2019, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: This PhD will focus on the investigation of a revolutionary new paradigm in designing highly optimised and adaptive communication systems that use various forms of machine learning techniques to adapt various functions of communications systems and networks within the context of emerging 5G systems.

The aim of this research is to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of applying such solutions in a cross layer approach to design and adapt key parameters of both transceivers and networks, particularly in the context of large-scale V2X systems as an instantiation of massive machine type communication systems.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.


PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD Position in Realistic Automotive Sensor Models

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend in line with RCUK rates (current 2018/2019 - £14,777) and covers full tuition fees for 3 years. It is open to Home/EU and International applicants.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 31st July 2019, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: This PhD will focus on the investigation and development of realistic automotive sensor models to support autonomous control functions/systems development, test and validation. This is a challenging and unique PhD opportunity for a student with a background in machine learning, probabilistic models, sensor simulations and an interest in applying their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of connected autonomous vehicles.

The PhD will explore methods to significantly improve existing sensor models and to create novel realistic sensor models to support automotive applications. The project will look to use novel tools and techniques such as computer simulation and machine learning to develop sensor models that are more realistic and representative in behaviour and performance as their physical counterparts.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.


PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Seismic behaviour of FRP-confined rubberised concrete elements

Value: The project provides funding of £14,777 per annum for 3 years. This studentship is available to UK, EU, and international candidates. Fees are only available to cover UK/EU tuition fees. International candidates (outside the EU) would be required to pay the difference between UK/EU tuition fees and international tuition fees.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

Project: This PhD project will examine experimentally and analytically the seismic behaviour of FRP-confined rubberised concrete elements. The experimental/analytical work will be complemented with finite element modelling so as to provide further insight into the behaviour of FRP-confined rubberised concrete components. The results of the project will help develop practical design equations for incorporation into future design guidelines.

Further information can be found on the link provided.


PhD Studentship - Department of Computer Science

Title: PhD Studentship in Computer Science

Value: Full tuition fees will be covered and an annual stipend will be offered at the standard RCUK rate for 3 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 21st June 2019.

Project: Excellent candidates are invited to apply for a fully funded PhD studentship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Candidates should have a degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline, solid mathematical background, strong programming skills and a desire to solve real-world problems. The scholarship will give you the opportunity to join a leading Computer Science department, and pursue academic excellence in your chosen area of Computer Science, such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Human Centred Computing, Systems, or Theory.Please apply online at https://postgrad.warwick.ac.uk/SWIFT.web/skins/pgapp/login.aspx by uploading your CV, a Research Proposal, a Statement of Purpose and your Transcripts and Certificates of previous degrees.

Further information can be found on the link provided.

Wed 08 May 2019, 14:27 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Plasma-Catalysis Species and Characterisation (OES) for N-Fixation

Value: This studentship will pay an annual stipend at the standard rate (current 2018/2019 rate is £14,777) and cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 15th June 2019.

Project: Non-thermal plasma can be applied to N fixation at the examples of NOx synthesis from the air and NH3 synthesis from H2 and N2. Efficient reactor design is essential to improve key performance parameters of the process, which are, first of all, energy efficiency and yield. Yet, literature studies with the existing types of plasma reactors (gliding arc, DBD), including our own ones, show that those reactors have intrinsic shortcomings, which probably set a severe limit for further optimisation. Thus, a new reactor concept is needed.

Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

Wed 08 May 2019, 14:10 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Medical School

Title: Digital triage in primary care: impact on patients, staff and use of the health service

Value: This studentship is funded by WCPRS for 3 years and will cover full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and offer an annual stipend (2019/2020 rate is £15,009) plus an additional £1,000 per annum for travel, subsistence and research costs.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 22nd May 2019, 5pm with interviews being held during June 2019.

Project: This 3 year PhD studentship provides a unique opportunity for a promising health services researcher to work in a highly topical area and undertake research aimed at influencing the future design of primary care services.

You will join the Digital Health Care group in the Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School. The group focus on digitally-supported pathways for enhanced patient care. We conduct research that informs the development, promotion and commissioning of digital health tools and has a direct impact on patient care and policy via guidance. The PhD includes collaboration with the healthcare team at Warwick Business School and is supported by Advanced. Advanced are a leading IT company in the UK that produces a suite of products that are used in urgent and unplanned care, general practice and mental health.

The successful candidate will be conducting research to investigate innovative digital health applications aimed at managing patient demand in primary care settings. Digital triage applications support patients to assess their symptoms and use self-care, or may provide triage by non-clinical health personnel. The research will involve working closely with NHS provider organisations and Advanced in exploring these approaches.

NOTE: Applicants are not required to submit a research proposal when applying.

Further detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 12:26 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Simulation of Texture Development during Steel Processing

Value: Funded by EPSRC and Tata Steel for 4 years, the 2019/2020 stipend level will be £15,009 plus an additional top-up of £3,000, so £18,009 in total for 2019/2020. To be eligible for this project the successful applicant should have indefinite leave to remain in the UK and have been ordinarily resident here for 3 years prior to the project start-date, apart from occasional or temporary absences. Additional information about this is available on the EPSRC website *Please note that the offer of the position is subject to confirmation of funding.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: This PhD studentship provides an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team in our Advanced Steel Research Centre (ASRC) at WMG, University of Warwick: an internationally leading centre for steel research. The ASRC is located in the new Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Centre (AMMC) building and has benefited from a multi-million pound investment in new equipment. The ASRC consists of five academic staff, over ten research fellows, and more than twenty PhD / EngD students working in steel processing, characterisation and applications. This PhD studentship is part of a large EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership with Tata Steel and Swansea University, so the successful candidate will join a team of researchers and other PhD students in the area of rapid alloy processing and will have the opportunity to be part of the larger project network with opportunities for collaborative as well as your main individual research activities.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 13:36 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: A Data-Driven Approach to Predict the Extent of Surface Oxidation during Hot-Rolling and Annealing of New Steels

Value: This studentship is funded by EPSRC and Tata Steel for 4 years and the 2019/2020 stipend level will be £15,009 plus an additional top-up of £3,000, so £18,009 in total for 2019/2020.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The aim of this project will deliver a profound model for the prediction of both the nature and extent of surface oxides that have been formed during the heat treatments of high strength flat steel products. The predictions will be applicable to a wide variety of industrial conditions and consider effects between the partnered industries within the mentioned EPSRC project. In addition to a quantification of the result’s predictive uncertainty, the theoretical model will be used to propose an optimum manufacturing route for automotive steels in view of an optimum surface quality.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 15:38 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Computer Science

Title: Expressing Numerical Algorithms in Performance Portable Frameworks

Value: This studentship covers tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3 years and an annual stipend, paid monthly, at the UK Research Council rate, for 4 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 1 October 2019.

Project: The High Performance and Scientific Computing Research group at the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with IBM Research UK has a four year, fully funded PhD studentship available for the academic year starting October 2019 (or immediately after). The PhD is funded through an Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (CASE) grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and IBM UK.

For full details of the studentship and how to apply please visit the link provided.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 13:06 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - History of Art

Title: The Responses to the Medieval in art, architecture and heritage in the interpretation of heritage in Coventry, c.1900 - c.1960

Value: The award will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates (£4,260 in 2018/2019) and an annual maintenance grant (£14,777 per annum at 2018/2019 rates) for 3 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 14 June 2019.

Project: This studentship will investigate the significance of medieval heritage reception in Coventry, via the period’s constructs of national patrimony, and its relationship with transforming discourses of history, heritage, identity, art and community, including those connected to Coventry's School of Art and Design. This would also encompass a study of public and planning authorities’ responses to its medieval heritage in the period from the early to mid twentieth century. In particular, the PhD will consider the reception of Coventry’s medieval architectural, archaeological, visual and decorative arts heritage during the period leading up to and during the post-war rebuilding of the city.

For full details of the studentship and how to apply please visit the link provided.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 12:23 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Arts, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Digitizing catalysis - intelligent formulation and utilisation of heterogeneous catalysts

Value: The project provides funding of £14,777 (2018/2019 rate) for 3 years. The funding is provided for only UK/ EU applicants. If you are an overseas candidate, the tuition fees must be covered by yourself – in this case, please indicate if you could have the fees covered.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30th September 2019.

Project: The project aims to develop novel methods to synthesise and test heterogeneous catalysts without human intervention. This multidisciplinary project focuses on heterogeneous catalysis and the possibility to automate the discovery process; to develop and implement algorithms for selecting a catalyst recipe from an infinite number of possibilities; to rely on data, but use the accumulated knowledge and experience in the catalyst design.

Further detailed information and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 14:27 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - CEDAR (Centre for Education Development, Appraisal and Research)

Title: Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship in CEDAR

Value: This studentship will cover full tuition fees and offer an annual stipend at the UK Research Council rate for 3.5 years (2019/2020 rate - £15,009) and is open to Home and EU students.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 4.00 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 29th May 2019.

Project: WELLBEING OF PUPILS AND TEACHERS IN NORTH WALES SCHOOLS CEDAR, in partnership with the Regional School Effectiveness & Improvement Service for North Wales (GwE) has a fully-funded PhD scholarship available for 2019 entry. This is for full-time study only, and covers PhD study fees and an annual stipend at the level recommended by the ESRC for 3.5 years. The main focus of the research will be on understanding factors associated with both pupils’ and teachers’ wellbeing/mental health using large scale quantitative datasets, and on mixed methods evaluation of wellbeing initiatives/interventions in North Wales schools.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 03 Apr 2019, 15:57 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Social Sciences, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Medical School

Title: Machine learning and artificial intelligence in UK Critical Care practice

Value: This studentship will cover full tuition fees and offer an annual stipend at the UK Research Council rate for 3 years (2019/2020 rate - £15,009) and is open to Home and EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 17th May 2019.

Project: This exciting PhD studentship will explore how machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques can inform emergency and critical care decision-making, and seek to apply these methods to large clinical datasets. The planned studentship will be jointly supervised by academics from Warwick Medical School and the Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence, Warwick Manufacturing Group (Professor Perkins and Dr Couper, WMS; Professor Montana, WMG). The successful student must have a strong background in statistics or other relevant discipline (e.g. computer science/ engineering) and demonstrable programming skills.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 03 Apr 2019, 15:32 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Surface Oxide formation for Differentiated New Steel Grades

Value: This studentship is funded by EPSRC and Tata for 4 years, the 2019/2020 stipend rate will be £15,009 plus and addition top-up of £3,000, totalling £18,009. It is open to Home and EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The overall aim of this project is to develop a protocol for using the small-scale Rapid Alloy Processing (RAP) Route at WMG to imitate the oxidation conditions in the processing route. Oxidation kinetics and mechanisms will be investigated using a range of advanced electron and ion-microscopy techniques. The data and insights obtained will feed directly into ongoing modelling activities on (oxide) phase stability and consideration will be given to implementing the methods developed into the industrial small-scale experimental route. The ultimate objective being to harness the benefit of increased throughput and capability for assessment of oxide scale formation and generation of the experimental data necessary for derivation of the constants required to feed predictive models currently in development.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 03 Apr 2019, 15:13 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: The Evaluation of Museum Engagement - User Centred Design principles and the development of audience-focused interpretation

Value: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme - This studentship offers a standard research council maintenance award of £15,009 plus an additional £550 per annum for 3.5 years and is open to Home and EU students, to start in October 2019.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later that 5pm on Monday 29th April 2019.

Project: Applications are invited for an AHRC funded PhD studentship based at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It will focus on the translation of product evaluation technologies developed within the fields of manufacturing and engineering to the evaluation of exhibitions, displays and engagement activity within museums and the broader culture and heritage sector. It will examine both traditional 'glass case' displays and digital technologies.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 03 Apr 2019, 15:06 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship _ School of Engineering

Title: PhD studentship in Microgrid or Machine Learning

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard rate (currently £14,777 for 2018/2019, this will increase each year) and covers 100% tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3 years. International students are welcome to apply but need meet the difference in costs (talking with Professor Zhao for options).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31st May 2019.

Project: This PhD studentship is funded in support of a recently awarded EPSRC grant in Data-driven Intelligent Energy Management System for a Micro Grid. This project aims to develop an intelligent energy management system for a grid- connected microgrid (consisting of distributed renewable energy sources, energy storages and local loads), this will maximise energy usage efficiency and make renewable generation more cost effective whilst minimising environmental impact and provide ancillary services. This project has eight project partners including National Grid UK.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 14:01 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Development of electromagnetic wave absorbing catalysts

Value: The annual stipend will be £14,777 (tax free), for 3 years, with full tuition fees paid at the Home/EU rate. The full scholarship is for UK/EU students only, overseas students will be considered but must meet the difference between Home/EU and Overseas fees.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31st May 2019.

Project: The laboratory for Energy Intensified Reactor Engineering, together with several academic and industrial partners, performs an ongoing research on application of magnetic catalysts in flow reactors. Our new project aims at the exploration of ferromagnetism assisted plasma catalysis for (i) nitrogen fixation into NH3 or NOx and (ii) CO2 reduction into solar fuels and chemicals under non-thermal plasma conditions. Non-thermal plasma (NTP) is an ionized gas, created in mild conditions by applying electric energy to a gas (for example a potential difference between two electrodes).

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 18 Mar 2019, 15:29 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Designing a non-thermal plasma reactor for catalytic reactions

Value: The annual stipend will be £14,777 (tax free), for 3 years, with full tuition fees paid at the Home/EU rate. The full scholarship is for UK/EU students only, overseas students will be considered but must meet the difference between Home/EU and Overseas fees.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 31st May 2019.

Project: The laboratory for Energy Intensified Reactor Engineering, together with several academic and industrial partners, performs an ongoing research on application of novel structured catalysts in flow reactors. Our new project aims at the design of a novel type of catalytic structured reactor plasma for (i) nitrogen fixation into ammonia or nitric oxides (NOx) and (ii) CO2 reduction into solar fuels and chemicals under non-thermal plasma conditions. Non-thermal plasma (NTP) is an ionized gas, created in mild conditions by applying electric energy to a gas, for example, a potential difference between two electrodes.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 18 Mar 2019, 15:16 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Artificial Intelligence, Changing the Future of Manufacturing

Value: Qualifying students receive an attractive enhanced stipend which could be tax and NI free depending on your personal circumstances, paid by the Centre and topped up by a contribution from a sponsoring company. For 2019 this totals approximately £20,000 tax free per annum. The funding is for 4 years and will cover University tuition fees as well as a travel allowance to attend courses.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: The role will involve working on several projects looking at how Artificial Intelligence can help to shape the future of Design and Manufacturing. Working within the Advanced Consulting Group, the position will involve working with internal research groups to bring their advanced research into applied manufacturing applications. The Advanced Consulting group is a mixed discipline group consisting of software engineers, mechanical engineers, design engineers and simulation experts. This unique mix of skills work together to reimagine and realise how manufacturing will change in the future.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 14:31 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Automotive Thermal Management

Value: Qualifying students receive an attractive enhanced stipend which could be tax and NI free depending on your personal circumstances, paid by the Centre and topped up by a contribution from a sponsoring company. For 2019 this totals approximately £20,000 tax free per annum. The funding is for 4 years and will cover University tuition fees as well as a travel allowance to attend courses.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: This studentship focuses on investigating future battery markets and the need for thermal management (cooling & heating) of battery systems. The work-plan includes assessment of market potential of alternative cell, module and pack construction and assessing market potential of a module assembly technology based around the Tier 1 supplier’s core manufacturing competency. The studentship will explore the characteristics and development of suitable solutions for a Battery Thermal Management product. The successful candidate will be involved in: defining needs, concept development, value engineering, solution simulation, design prototyping and testing of battery cooling approaches.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 14:16 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Stainless steel structures in fire : Behaviour, numerical modelling and design

Value: The annual stipend will be £14,777 (tax free), for 3 years, with university tuition fees paid at the UK/EU rate.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2019.

Project: Owing to its combination of excellent corrosion resistance, superior mechanical properties and aesthetic appearance, stainless steel is increasingly being utilised as a structural material, offering sustainable construction with increased design life and low maintenance requirements.

With the aim of improving the design provisions provided in EN 1993-1-2 for stainless steel structures, this PhD project will focus on the behaviour and design of stainless steel structures in fire. Various instability phenomena encountered in stainless steel structural elements will be thoroughly explored.

Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

Mon 04 Mar 2019, 13:49 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Computer Science

Title: PhD Studentship in Security

Value: This scholarship covers full Home/EU fees and a stipend payable at current UK Research Council rates for 3.5 years. Outstanding overseas students are also encouraged to apply, however, a gap in the tuition fee will need to be filled.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31 May 2019.

Project: We are particularly interested in next-generation electronic payment over a blockchain but we are flexible with the specific topic. Our previous research has been driven by tackling real-world security problems and some of our research outputs have been adopted by the industry and deployed at a large scale. We expect the student to pursue a research topic that really matters in the real world and that matches their interest and background.

Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

Wed 20 Feb 2019, 14:53 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Grids

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard rate (currently £14,777) and covers full tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for 3 years. It is open to Home and EU students only.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 15 March 2019.

Project: Critical infrastructures (e.g., power grids, transportation systems etc.) are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks as evidenced in recent high-profile incidents such as the Black Energy attack against Ukraine's power grid. Such incidents could have severe consequences such as service outages and cascading failures. Thus, the security of these cyber-physical systems (CPSes) is of critical concern.

The proposed PhD project will apply machine learning, signal processing and control theoretic algorithms for the secure and efficient design of CPSes. Candidates with a background in signal processing and/or wireless communications are also encouraged to apply. Application areas will include smart grids and urban transportation systems.

Mon 18 Feb 2019, 16:18 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Politics and International Studies

Title: Leverhulme Research Project Grant “Appearance, Discrimination and Disadvantage”.

Value: This PhD studentship will include full time tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant in line with RCUK guidelines for three years. Additional benefits include funding for conference attendance, the provision of a laptop, and access to the usual training and support opportunities available to PhD candidates in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31st March 2019.

Project: The Department of Politics and International Studies are pleased to invite applications for a full-time PhD Studentship in normative political theory to commence in October 2019. The studentship is part of a project on “Appearance, Discrimination and Disadvantage” that is led by Professor Andrew Mason and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Project aims to address two main questions: When is discrimination on the basis of appearance just? Even when discrimination on the basis of appearance is just can it lead to unjust outcomes? The successful candidate will write their thesis, which must align with the broad objectives of the Project, under the supervision of Professor Mason.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 01 Feb 2019, 15:19 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Social Sciences, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - History of Art

Title: College, City and Beyond : the History and Contribution of Coventry School of Art & Design from 1843 onwards

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,777 current 2018/2019) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (£4,260 current 2018/2019) for 3 years, with a start date of May 2019. It is open for applications from Home/EU students only.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 7th January 2019.

Project: Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD which will investigate the history of the Coventry School of Art and Design and its cultural significance as amongst the first regional Schools of Design to be established in the 1840s. The PhD will consider the shifting purposes of the institution, in particular its cultural and institutional transformations relating to Victorian and post-19th century discourses of ‘design’ and culture. Key areas of focus will be its interrelationship with the City of Coventry and the region, the significance of its collections, and its influence nationally and globally.

Further information on eligbility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 30 Nov 2018, 14:26 | Tags: EU, Faculty of Arts, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: Digitising chemistry : bring digital technologies into Chemical Engineering caves

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,777 (current 2018/2019 rate) for 3 years and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. It is open for applications from Home/EU students only, with a start date of 30th September 2019.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 17th February 2019.

Project: The main aim of the project is to demonstrate that digital technologies have a lot of unrealised potential in experimental Chemical Engineering – in developing processes and catalysts; in studying and developing chemical reactors. Importantly, all of these can be done affordably with open-access software and open-access hardware like Arduino.Keeping broadly within the topic of automation in chemical engineering, the project has several alternative directions selected with the candidate depending on the preference.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Fri 30 Nov 2018, 14:09 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - School of Engineering

Title: PhD Studentship in Control Systems

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard rate (currently £14,777 for 2018/2019, this will increase each year) and covers 100% tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3 years. International students are welcome to apply, but need meet the difference in costs (talking with Professor Zhao for options).

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by 28th February 2019.

Project: This project aims to develop advanced control algorithm with applications on one or two fields (depending on the background of the student) in wind/tidal turbines, wind/tidal farms, very flexible aircrafts, microgrid, wind farm-grid interactions, smart grid, etc. The PhD student is expected to collaborate with researchers working in these areas in the project supervisor's team. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because this post is on a rolling basis and the starting date is also flexible. For informal discussion of this opportunity, please contact Professor Xiaowei Zhao at Xiaowei.zhao@warwick.ac.uk.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Mon 05 Nov 2018, 14:43 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Computer Science

Title: PhD Research Studentship in Computer Science

Value: This PhD studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,777 current 2018/2019) for 3.5 years and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3 years.

Deadline: Applications are encouraged as soon as possible.

Project: Candidates interested in a PhD are invited to apply for this Studentship in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. The research topic falls under the general themes of Data Science and Data Systems, with particular emphasis on investigating the cross-fertilization of Statistical Machine Learning and data Systems. The research will focus on the benefits that SML models and approaches can bear to modern Data Systems, for managing large scale data sets, and vice versa.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 16:43 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Medical School

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Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship (WCPRS)

Title: Predictive tools for identifying women at risk of depression during pregnancy and postpartum

Value: This PhD studentship is available to Home and EU students who meet Research Council eligibility requirements based on residency. It covers full tuition fees along with a tax free maintenance allowance in line with RCUK standard rates (£14,777 for 2018/2019) for 3.5 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 31st October 2018 with interviews being held on 14th November 2018.

Project: Warwick Medical School are seeking a highly motivated student from either biomedical, health or computing sciences background with interest in developing expertise in multidiscipline medical research. The project provides a unique opportunity to carry out cutting edge translational research in the area of perinatal depression diagnostics, a topic that is emerging as a national priority for health services and the NHS. The proposed research will model genetic, epigenetic and biomarker data obtained from the Coventry and Warwickshire Perinatal Depression (CWPD) study and integrate demographic, lifestyle and psychosocial variables in order to develop appropriate predictive machine learning-based algorithms and guide future design of suitable screening pathways.

Applicants should submit their CV and a personal statement explaining why they are suitable for this PhD studentship to Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos on e-mail: D.Grammatopoulos@warwick.ac.uk and also apply for admission to study at the University here .


PhD Studentship - Unit of Academic Primary Care, Warwick Medical School

Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship (WCPRS)

Title: New approaches to managing demand in primary care using digital health applications

Value: This PhD studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,773 current 2018/2019 rate) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3.5 years, starting in January 2019.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is Friday 26th October 2018, 5.00 pm.

Project: This 3.5 year PhD studentship (3 years fees, 3.5 years stipend) provides a unique opportunity for a promising health services researcher to work in a highly topical area and undertake research aimed at influencing the future design of primary care services.

The successful candidate will be conducting research at the forefront of NHS service delivery that involves innovative digital health applications aimed at managing demand through supporting patient-assessment, self-care and triage by non-clinical health personnel. The research will involve working closely with NHS provider organisations and Advanced. Advanced is the UK's third largest provider of business software and services with a £220m turnover.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.


PhD Studentship - Warwick Medical School BMS

Title: How similar is Bacillus cereus G9241 to Bacillus anthracis?

Value: This WCPRS PhD studentship joint with DSTL (MoD) offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,777 for the 2018/2019 academic year) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3.5 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 1st September 2018

Project: One of the most feared bacterial pathogens is Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax). Other closely related members of the genus are either commensals or pathogens of invertebrates. B.anthracis has undergone genomic degradation from a recent B. cereus ancestor, the consequence of the acquisition of mammalian virulence plasmid pX01 that locked it into a mammalian disease cycle. Interestingly the B. cereus G9241 isolate, which can cause an illness resembling inhalation anthrax, is able to flip between an ancestral insect pathogenic state and a serious human disease state. This molecular microbiology project will focus on understanding the molecular adaptations that make this possible.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided. Enquires should be sent to Dr Nick Waterfield on e-mail: n.r.waterfield@warwick.ac.uk


PhD Studentship - Medical School Computing Sciences and Coventry & Warwick Pathology Service (CWPS)

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Title: Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Precision Diagnostics and Data Analytics of Electronic Health Records Temporal disease trajectories derived from Electronic Health Records (EHR) of high risk patient groups focusing on co-morbidities: identification of blood tests important for signposting journey and improve decision making.

Value: The WCPRS PhD studentship is available to Home and EU students who meet Research Council eligibility requirements based on residency. It includes full fees for the successful candidate along with a tax free maintenance allowance for 3.5 years in line with Research Council UK standard stipend (£14,777 for the year 2018/19).

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 15th August 2018 with interviews being held on 30th August 2018.

Project: There is an urgent need for re-design of the care pathways focusing on new integrated models of health delivery. This requires understanding of disease-treatment profiles of patients. Employing discovery-driven analysis of temporal disease progression patterns using data from EHRs, this project will investigate disease correlations and temporal disease progression (trajectories), especially for high risk groups of patients such as cancer and mental health patients, exhibiting higher-than-average readmission rates due to high level of co-morbidities. Analysis of lab results from blood tests will enable identification of key tests important for signposting and predicting co-morbidity journey and improve decision making. Analysis of such trajectory analyses may be useful for predicting and preventing future diseases and clinical events of individual patients.

Applicants should submit their CV and a personal statement explaining why they are suitable for this PhD studentship to Professor Dimitris Grammatopoulos on e-mail: D.Grammatopoulos@warwick.ac.uk and also apply for admission to study at the University here by the deadline above.


PhD Studentship- Computer Science

Title: Socially Responsible Norm Emergence

Value: This 4 year ESPRC studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,773 current 2018/2019 rate) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (residency requirements).

Deadline: 30th September 2018

Project: The project will use agent-based modelling to develop mechanisms for norm emergence and behaviour change, to encourage desirable behaviours (e.g. using active travel instead of driving). Typically, norm emergence is facilitated through incentivisation mechanisms in the form of recommendations, rewards, or punishments. This project will consider the social effects of such interventions, along with issues of transparency, trust and fairness.

Candidates should have a computer science or related scientific background, strong analytical skills, and experience of programming (or an aptitude for programming).

For details contact Prof. Nathan Griffiths - Nathan.Griffiths@warwick.ac.uk

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 03 Jul 2018, 12:38 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship- Computer Science (High Performance Computing)

Title: Domain Specific Languages for Wavefront Algorithms

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,773 current 2018/2019 rate) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3.5 years (residency requirements).

Deadline: 30th September 2018

Project: The High Performance and Scientific Computing (HPSC) Research group at the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science has a 3.5 year, fully funded (Home/EU fees + stipend) PhD studentship available for the academic year starting Oct 2018. Recent and ongoing research work at the University of Warwick has investigated the utility of Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), for the development of future proof, optimized numerical simulation applications. This PhD studentship is aimed at extending the above work by researching and developing a DSL for the class of applications known as wavefront computations.

Please contact Dr. Gihan Mudalige. (g.mudalige@warwick.ac.uk) with CV and cover letter.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Tue 03 Jul 2018, 12:30 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship- Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: 3D printing of the single crystals PhD

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,553. Tuition fees will be paid for UK/EU nationals for up to 3.5 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

This project is with leading researchers in WMG Net Shape Manufacturing Group.

This multidisciplinary project will focus on the development of micro-3D-printing for single crystal growth and controllable mesocrystalline formation of organic molecular materials with tailored functionality.

Within the progress of the project, a series of investigations will involve the development of precision 3-axis positioning and controllable dispenser system, formulation of printing conditions and material precursor, research on crystals growth and hierarchical structures, comprehensive properties characterisation, structural and morphological analysis.

Tue 03 Jul 2018, 12:08 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Computer Science

Title: PhD Studentship in Computer Science (High Performance Computing)

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (£14,553 current 2017/2018 rate) and covers full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate for 3.5 years.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 1st September 2018.

Project: The Department of Computer Science is seeking expressions of interest from excellent Home/EU candidates to pursue a PhD in the area of High Performance and Scientific Computing at the University of Warwick. The initial objective of the project is to research and develop OP2 to generate parallel code utilising the upcoming OpenMP4.5/5.0 extensions for programming GPU systems. One full Home/EU Scholarship is available for October 2018 entry.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Thu 12 Apr 2018, 11:38 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Reaction mechanisms of natural gas in a novel low carbon, low energy alternative iron making process

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,296 and an industrial top up of £3,000 per annum for 3.5 years and covers full tuition fees. It is open to Home, EU and International Students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Thu 15 Feb 2018, 12:37 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, Overseas, PhD

PhD Studentship - Department of Computer Science

Title: PhD Studentship in Computer Science (Data Science)

Value: This studentship covers full tuition fees at the RCUK UK/EU rate (£4,195* current 2017/2018 rate) and a standard stipend (£14,553* current 2017/2018 rate) per annum for 4 years and is open to Home/EU students only.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on receipt and ongoing.

Project: The Department of Computer Science is seeking expressions of interest from excellent candidates to pursue a PhD in the area of scalable data science at the University of Warwick. The research projects involve development of novel predictive models and software systems for emerging urban and social computing applications. The PhD dissertation will be supervised by Professor Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu.

For details of the current projects, please contact hakan.f@warwick.ac.uk with a CV, and related materials. Review of applications will start immediately.

Further detailed information can be found on the link provided.

Thu 21 Dec 2017, 15:58 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: PhD Position in Intelligent 5G massive machine type communication systems

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend in line with RCUK rates (current 2018/2019 - £14,777) and covers full tuition fees for 3 years. It is open to Home/EU and International applicants.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV.

Project: This PhD will focus on the investigation of a revolutionary new paradigm in designing highly optimised and adaptive communication systems that use various forms of machine learning techniques to adapt various functions of communications systems and networks within the context of emerging 5G systems.

The aim of this research is to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of applying such solutions in a cross layer approach to design and adapt key parameters of both transceivers and networks, particularly in the context of large-scale V2X systems as an instantiation of massive machine type communication systems.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 29 May 2019, 14:50

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: CDT in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Closing the loop: next generation solutions in fully traceable re-usable packaging for the automotive industry

Value: Qualifying students receive an attractive enhanced stipend which could be tax and NI free depending on your personal circumstances, paid by the Centre and topped up by a contribution from GEFCO Ltd. For 2018 this totals approximately £20,000 tax free per annum. The funding is for four years and will also cover University tuition fees and all course fees as well as a travel allowance to attend courses and is open to Home/EU students only.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV. Interviews will be held on 21st August 2018.

Project: The project aims is to design a solution for fully-traceable and re-usable packaging to support GEFCO UK’s logistics services to their automotive clients. Key stages of the project are:

• the mapping of current state flows and identification of value losses

• the quantification of issues and associated environmental impact with current packaging and labelling solutions

• researching available tracking, identification and verification technologies and identifying potential solutions

• evaluating potential solutions from economic, social and environmental perspectives

• implementing a pilot of the preferred solution

• developing a roll-out plan for the chosen solution

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 08 Aug 2018, 14:59 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Circular Business Model Design for Future Automotive Battery Supply Chains

Value: Qualifying students receive an attractive enhanced stipend which could be tax and NI free depending on your personal circumstances, paid by the Centre and topped up by a contribution from GEFCO Limited. For 2018 this totals approximately £20,000 tax free per annum. The funding is for four years and will also cover University tuition fees and all course fees as well as a travel allowance to attend courses and is open to Home/EU students only.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form and uploading your CV. Interviews will be held on 21st August 2018.

Project: The project aims is to design a new circular business model for the supply, refurbishment and re-use of batteries to support the move towards electrification in automotive supply chains. Key stages of the project are:

• an assessment of the market opportunity and the gap for 4PL logistics providers

• the development of potential future circular business models for automotive battery supply chains

• an assessment of the opportunities for early commercialisation and the implementation of a pilot

• the development of a business model roll-out plan

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the link provided.

Wed 08 Aug 2018, 14:21 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: X-ray Imaging for Industrial Applications

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of circa £14,000 for 3 years to Home/EU students and covers full tuition fees.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Project: This PhD will push the limitations of x-ray imaging applications and relate results to the efficacy of measurement in terms of dimensioning and feature extraction.

The successful candidate will develop methodologies and process guidelines to obtain the best possible results in the directed area of research, by applying appropriate scanning procedures to novel set-ups and/or image processing techniques. The established work will be validated through real case studies provided by industrial partners that will inevitably influence their product development process.

The precise project direction can be aligned to the candidate’s particular skills and relevant training will be provided where appropriate.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Fri 03 Aug 2018, 15:11 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Modelling and understanding battery performance due to changes in the manufacturing processes

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,553 for 3 years and covers full tuition fees and is open to Home/ EU students.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Project: This is a challenging and unique PhD opportunity for a student with a good mathematical background interested in applying the knowledge to a rapidly growing area: battery manufacturing. Mathematical modelling of batteries is critical, for the success of such initiatives, as they allow advanced energy storage systems to be designed. The modelling approaches are however varied, as batteries are multi-scale and multi-physics devices.

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Thu 02 Aug 2018, 16:10 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Influence of steelmaking & casting parameters on high value stainless and alloy steels for use in aerospace applications (EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing)

Value: Qualifying students with receive an attractive enhanced stipend which could be tax and NI free depending on your personal circumstances, paid by the Centre and topped up by a contribution from Liberty Speciality Steels. For 2018 this totals approximately £20,000 tax free per annum.

The funding is for four years and will also cover University tuition fees and all course fees as well as a travel allowance to attend courses.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Fri 06 Apr 2018, 14:06 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD

PhD Studentship - Warwick Manufacturing Group

Title: Understanding the role of TiN precipitation on hot tearing susceptibility of steels (EPSRC – TATA Steel iCASE award)

Value: This studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,000 with an additional industriy top up of £3,000 per annum. Tuition fees will be paid for UK/EU nationals for up to 4 years.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, by completing the online enquiry form .

Detailed information about the project can be found on the link provided.

Fri 06 Apr 2018, 13:51 | Tags: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, EU, Home, PhD