Funded PhD Studentships available in the School of Chemistry


New programs for 2021/22 hosted by the School of Chemistry:


Absorption of surfactants as friction modifiers and optimization of adaptive lubricants 

Main Supervisor:  Professor Julian Eastoe 

For information on this studentship please see ISIS - Infineum PhD - Bristol Website - FINAL - 24-08-21 (PDF, 118kB) How to apply.

Programmed Longevity of antimicrobil polymer nanofilms: Macromolecular architecture, nanostructure and antimicrobial efficacy

Main Supervisor: Dr Wuge Briscoe

For information on this studentship please see Programmed longevity of antimicrobial polymer nanofilms (PDF, 65kB).

PhDs in Chemical Synthesis 

Application deadline: 9th November 2021

Our fully-funded studentships are four years in duration and cover fees and stipend. We are seeking applications from national and international students covering the whole breadth of Synthetic Chemistry. 

TECS - Studentship (PDF, 312kB) 

Interested applicants please visit


Exploiting Dynamic Stereochemistry - Mimicking Biological Function in Synthetic Molecular Systems 

Application deadline: 31st January 2022

Main supervisor: Prof. Jonathan Clayden

For information on this studentship please see ERC Studentship 2022 (PDF, 98kB)  



SWBio DTP studentships 2022

Projects now available for PhD studentships starting in September 2022

Application deadline 6 December 2021 23:59 GMT


U-RHYTHM: developing a novel technology for the investigation of tissue-level thyroid and sex hormone dynamics in humans

Main supervisor: Prof Stafford Lightman (
Second supervisor: Dr Thomas Upton (, Prof Wuge Briscoe (, Prof Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova (University of Exeter)

For information on this studentship please see SWBio DTP studentship 2022 (PDF, 480kB)  

Please apply on the SWBio website.   


Probing enzyme reaction cascades in antibiotic biosynthesis at atomic resolution by NMR

Main Supervisor: Prof. Matthew Crump

For information on this studentship please see SWBio Project Details - M Crump (PDF, 74kB)



NERC GW4 + DTP2 Projects 2021/22 

Applications are now open for NERC 2021/22. You can find this years prospectus here

Applications deadline: 10 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT 



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