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Alternative Ways to Fund Your Studies

In today’s climate, it is increasingly difficult to achieve funding for postgraduate research. Many excellent applicants fail to secure funding every year, so if you don’t get funding, it does not invalidate your proposed research. But what can you do to pursue it?

At Warwick, we offer a supportive, flexible environment for postgraduate research, to ensure that as many excellent students as possible can study here whether they have achieved funding or not. If you hold a place here, we would like you to take it up and we hope that the following possibilities might enable you to fund it ‘without full funding’.

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Please also refer to individual department webpages for further subject-specific opportunities.

Department of Physics Funded Studentships

Department: Physics

Project: various, covering 6 broad areas of Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical and Computational Physics, Medical and Biophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics and Elementary Particle Physics.

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate, a UKRI-rate stipend for 3.5 to 4 years plus additional research costs

Deadline: ongoing

School of Engineering Funded Studentships

Department: School of Engineering

Project: various projects in the key themes of Energy, Biomedical Engineering and Cities

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate, a UKRI-rate stipend for 3.5 to 4 years plus additional research costs

Deadline: ongoing

Warwick Manufacturing Group Funded Studentships

Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group

Project: various projects driving innovation in applied science, technology and engineering

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the Home rate, a UKRI-rate stipend for 3.5 to 4 years plus additional research costs.

Deadline: ongoing

School of Engineering - Project Specific Funded Studentship

Department: School of Engineering

Title: Developing next generation wet processing for Silicon Carbide power electronic devices

Project: In this studentship, the student will develop wet chemical processes for i) cleaning, ii) planarization, iii) functionalisation and iv) porosification of SiC in the power electronics industry. This studentship will expand on work being performed on a £100k grant won from the Henry Royce Institute, with RENA as partners. The student will learn and implement new wet chemistry with physical characterisation (e.g. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), Raman Spectroscopy or Secondary Ion Mass spectroscopy (SIMS)). Then they will evaluate these processes in electrical characterisation of test devices and potentially in a full MOSFET device, where they will learn semiconductor device fabrication in our state of the art dedicated SiC cleanroom.

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the UK/Home rate plus a stipend

Deadline: open until filled

School of Engineering - Project Specific Funded Studentship

Department: School of Engineering

Title: Photoelectrochemical Generation of Green Hydrogen using Silicon Carbide

Project: This studentship will expand on work being performed on a £100k grant won from the Henry Royce Institute. The successful student will both 1) develop 3C-SiC materials through nanostructuring the materials via conversion (e.g., SiC nanoparticles, SiC nanowires, SiC nanopores, trenching etc.) and 2) developing the overall SiC PEC system for hydrogen evolution and water-splitting through optimisation of a multi-material system with catalysts.

Value: Full payment of tuition fees at the UK/Home rate plus a stipend

Deadline: open until filled