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Research Council Studentships

There are seven government-funded research councils that offer financial support to postgraduate students. The seven UK research councils are publicly funded bodies that support research and studentships across a range of subjects.

Details of UKRI funding available at the University can be found below:

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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. This doctoral training partnership provides PhD scholarships, plus opportunities for networking and collaboration and links with leading cultural and creative economy partners. How to apply to Warwick through the M4C progamme, or email us at

Wed 03 Jul 2019, 08:34 | Tags: PhD, Arts & Humanities

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Centre of Doctoral Training in the Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems

Hetsys is currently recruiting students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using mathemtacial skills to solve complex problems. For more information, please see their webages, or email

Mathematics for Real-Wolrd Systems

Mathsys is training students in advanced quantitative skills and applied methematical modelling critical to addressing the contemporary challenges arising from biomedicine, health, modern industry and the digital economy. For more information, please see their webages, or email

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Warwick has been awarded over 50 EPSRC-funded studentships, spanning departments across the faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine. To find out more about individual projects, please contact the department which you are interested in joining. Staff guidance for EPSRC DTP

Mon 26 Oct 2015, 10:06 | Tags: PhD, Science, Engineering & Medicine

Economic & Social Research (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS), led by the University of Warwick, has recently been accredited as a Doctoral Training Partnership by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC). The MGS is part of a national network made up of 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). Warwick’s consortium partners in the MGS are Aston, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough Universities. For more information, please check the MGS webpages, or contact

Mon 26 Oct 2015, 09:34 | Tags: PhD, Social Sciences

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The STFC funds a small number of funded studentships across research areas such as Astrophysics, Astronomy and Elementary Particle Physics in the Department of Physics. For more information about this funding please email

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:29 | Tags: PhD, Science, Engineering & Medicine

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Central England NERC Training Alliance

A number of fully funded studentships in environmental sciences are available. These studentships are available as part of the NERC DTP CENTA consortium. You can find out more about applying for a PhD studentship as part of the NERC CENTA online, or by emailing

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:24 | Tags: PhD, Science, Engineering & Medicine

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Doctoral Training Partnership

A number of Medical Research Council-funded PhD studentships are available across Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences through the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Doctoral Training Partnership (IBR DTP). The programme focuses on addressing important biomedical quesitons in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics and Molecular Microbiology. To find out more, please visit the wepages, or email

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:24 | Tags: PhD, Science, Engineering & Medicine

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Midlands Intergrative Biosciences Training Partnership

MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership between the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Harper Adams, Leicester and Warwick. 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 are focused in vital research areas such as Sustainable Agriculture and Food, Understanding the Rules of Life, Renewable Resources and Clean Growth and Integrated Understanding of Health and use interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to biology.

You can find out more online, or by emailing

Wed 21 Oct 2015, 15:23 | Tags: PhD, Science, Engineering & Medicine

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