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/


When applying for a project below please pick the correct degree programme and indicate this on your application.

If applying for an SWBio DTP or CASE project please select programme as 'Southwest Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (PhD)'.

Studentship FunderSupervisorProject descriptionDeadline to apply
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Andy Bailey (PDF, 84kB) The role of RIPP proteins in plant pathogenic fungi

3rd December 2018

Southwest Biosciences DTP CASE Dr Antony Dodd (PDF, 82kB) Helping vertical farming stack up

3rd December 2018

Southwest Biosciences DTP Professor Keith Edwards (PDF, 80kB) Understanding and modifying meiotic recombination in wheat 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Sinead English (PDF, 83kB) You are what your mother eats: understanding mother-offspring interactions in tsetse vectors of disease 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Professor Gary Foster (PDF, 85kB) Saving Cassava: A novel gene in a deadly virus 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Professor Kerry Franklin (PDF, 77kB) Controlling plant growth in canopy shade 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP CASE Dr Jill Harrison (PDF, 93kB) Intercepting CLAVATA receptor-like kinase function to engineer ear size in wheat 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Jill Harrison (PDF, 84kB) Mechanisms for plant shape determination in Marchantia 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Professor Alistair Hetherington (PDF, 84kB) The role of cyclic nucleotides in stomatal responses to environmental signals 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Marc Holderied (PDF, 86kB) Acoustic camouflage: moth wings as metasurface provide bimodal stealth against bat biosonar 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Stephen Montgomery (PDF, 92kB) Drivers of larval gregariousness in Lepidoptera 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Professor Daniel Robert (PDF, 83kB) The mechanisms and photonics of plant seeds as diagnostic features for germination and health 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Imogen Sparkes (PDF, 89kB) How do organelles communicate? Deciphering the relationship between reactive oxygen species and organelle dynamics 3rd December 2018
Southwest Biosciences DTP Dr Heather Whitney (PDF, 83kB) Enhancing crop yield with high and low tech nanomaterials 3rd December 2018
    When applying for a NERC FRESH project please apply via the NERC FRESH website: http://www.gw4fresh.co.uk/how-to-apply/doctoral-students/.  
NERC GW4 FRESH CDT Professor Martin Genner (PDF, 75kB) Diversity and speciation of aquatic macroinvertebrates of Malawi

9 am, 17th December 2018

NERC GW4 FRESH CDT Dr Christos Ioannou (PDF, 74kB) Predator-prey interactions under near-future environmental change: The combined effects of increasing temperature and turbidity

9 am, 17th December 2018

NERC GW4 FRESH CDT Professor Daniel Robert (PDF, 76kB) ‌The electric ecology of freshwater habitats

9 am, 17th December 2018

    When applying for a NERC GW4+ DTP project please do so here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/ and select programme 'NERC Great Western Four plus Doctoral Training Partnership (PhD)'.  
NERC GW4+ DTP Dr Jon Bridle (PDF, 329kB) 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

4pm, 7th January 2019

NERC GW4+ DTP Dr Christopher Clements (PDF, 283kB) The effects of multiple stressors on the global declines of vertebrate populations

4pm, 7th January 2019

NERC GW4+ DTP Dr Sinead English (PDF, 186kB) How do disease vector populations respond to climate change?

4pm, 7th January 2019

NERC GW4+ DTP Dr Marc Holderied (PDF, 187kB) Developing a conservation action plan for the critically endangered Negros Bleeding-Heart Dove

4pm, 7th January 2019

NERC GW4+ DTP Professor Jane Memmott (PDF, 188kB) Floral utopia for urban pollinators 4pm, 7th January 2019
NERC GW4+ DTP Dr Stephen Montgomery (PDF, 261kB) Sensory adaptations to convergent micro-habitats 4pm, 7th January 2019
NERC GW4+ DTP Professor Andy Radford (PDF, 189kB) Intraspecific variation in responses to noise and light pollution 4pm, 7th January 2019

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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