Postgraduate research funding

Bristol has one of the largest concentrations of funding and support for postgraduate research in the UK. See what studentships are available within the School of Biological Sciences, and search through various funding options for your research degree.

To make an application visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/

If applying to a NERC GW4+ DTP project please select 'Faculty of Science' and then 'NERC Great Western Four Plus Doctoral Training Partnership'

If applying to a NERC FRESH project please do so at the link: https://cardiff.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/gw4-fresh-cdt-student-application-202021

Funder Supervisor Project Title Deadline to apply
UoB PhD Armillaria advert (Office document, 35kB) Investigating the use of fungal endophytes to induce resistance to honey fungus (Armillaria) 15th December 2019
NERC FRESH CDT
Indicators of regime shifts in freshwater ecosystems
Monday 16th December 2019
SWBio DTP
SW Bio DTP - Jill Harrison 1 (PDF, 102kB)
Identifying mechanisms for cell division plane orientation in plants
Monday 2nd December 2019
SWBio DTP
SW Bio DTP - Jill Harrison 2 (PDF, 104kB)SW Bio DTP - Jill Harrison 2 (PDF, 104kB)SW Bio DTP - Jill Harrison 2 (PDF, 104kB)SW Bio DTP - Jill Harrison 2 (PDF, 104kB)
Intercepting CLAVATA receptor-like kinase function to engineer ear size in wheat
Monday 2nd December 2019
SWBio DTP
Enhancing the stress tolerance and shelf life of horticultural crops through light quality manipulation
Monday 2nd December 2019
SWBio DTP
SWBio Claire Grierson (PDF, 102kB)SWBio Claire Grierson (PDF, 102kB)SWBio Claire Grierson (PDF, 102kB)SWBio Claire Grierson (PDF, 102kB)
Characterising the effect of root secretions in vertical farming systems
Monday 2nd December 2019
SWBio DTP SW Bio DTP - Imogen Sparkes (PDF, 99kB) Re-engineering Golgi dynamics in plants Monday 2nd December 2019
SWBio DTP SWBio DTP - bat PhD project (PDF, 201kB) Long-term changes in the abundance and phenology of nocturnal insects as potential drivers of population change in bats in agricultural landscapes. Monday 2nd December 2019
NERC GW4+ DTP
Divide and conquer strategies for population genomics
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Do plants always have to behave that way? Understanding the evolution of root behaviour and its effects on fitness in flowering plants on Mount Etna, Sicily
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Engineering de novo microscopic ecologies to monitor and dissect disease spread
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Polarization ecology of the rocky shore
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Information under anthropogenic change: how does social living respond to increased noise and turbidity?
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Fine-scale acoustic and movement behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay, Wales
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
Deconstructing the Kraken: using genomic and paleontological approaches to understand how cephalopods adapted to the deep sea
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020
NERC GW4+ DTP
The effects of light pollution on navigating animals
16:00, Monday 6th January 2020

Alumni discounts

University of Bristol alumni who go on to study for a postgraduate degree – either taught or research – at Bristol can benefit from a 10 percent reduction in tuition fees.

The 10 percent discount is available for students who start their postgraduate degree on or after August 1st 2017 and will be applied to their tuition fees for the full duration of the programme.

Explore your funding options

There are several more options for funding your research degree, from scholarships to loans. See what's available to you in this handy overview.

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