EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Chemistry
|Application deadline||6 April 2018|
|Start date||1 October 2018|
|Duration||3.5 or 7 years|
|Level of study||Postgraduate research|
|Award type||PhD studentship|
|Number of studentships||Up to 78|
The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership is up to 78 studentships with intakes in 2017/18 and 2018/19. Studentships will be 3.5 years (four years for CASE awards) full time or up to seven years part-time.
The research projects below are in competition with other projects in the School for the 2018/19 intake. The projects which receives the best applicant(s) will be awarded the funding:
- Photoresponsive metal-organic frameworks with light-dependent gas uptake
- Identification of bacterial post-translational modifications that regulate antimicrobial resistance
- Large scale production of antibacterial peptides by a synthetic biology approach
- Tailoring molecular functions by boron-nitrogen doping of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
- The link between efficiency and dynamic coupling in enzyme catalysis
- Structure, physiological role, and specific inhibitors of mitochondrial thymidine kinase 2
- Expanding the scope of powder X-ray diffraction: Development and application of next-generation methodology for structure determination
- Detection of reaction intermediates in catalytic reactions by microwave perturbed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy
The research projects listed below are available in the School for the 2018/19 intake, the projects which receives the best applicant(s) will be awarded the funding:
- Developing novel dual catalytic approaches for remote alcohol functionalization
- Time resolved spectroscopy for 21st century materials.
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Additional funding offered||Additional funding is available over the course of the programme and will cover costs such as research consumables, training, conferences and travel.|
|Residency||UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply|
You should have obtained, or be about to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK.
Applicants with a Lower Second Class degree will be considered if they also have a master’s degree. Applicants with a minimum Upper Second Class degree and significant relevant non-academic experience are encouraged to apply.
The Doctoral Training Partnership welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants; however, as a consequence of the EU referendum result, final award decisions will depend on the outcomes of the UK/EU negotiations.
Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.
A small number of awards may also be made available to EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least three years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.
Enquiries on individual student eligibility for EPSRC DTP studentships should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consideration is automatic upon application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with a October 2018 start date.
In the 'Research proposal and Funding' section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.
Please select 'No, I am not self-funding my research' when asked whether you are self-funding your research.
Please add 'EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Chemistry' when asked 'Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for'.
We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.