Funded Studentships

You can use our search listing to find the right project for your skills, passion and expertise. The listing includes:

  • An extensive portfolio of PhD projects, with expert supervisory teams based in one of our leading research centres.
  • A number of PhD programmes with international partner universities around the world.

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Pathogen Transport in River Systems

A fully funded PhD studentship in numerical modelling of transport and dispersal of waterborne disease pathogens during flood events.


Critical geopolitics and international relations in South Asia

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.


Electric Drives System of High Speed Permanent Magnet Motor Control

This project aims to enhance the system performance of high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) drive which are critical in numerous applications where high power rate and compact size are required.


Shaping Modernity?: (Semi)-private Exterior Spaces and the Arts in Late-19th Belgian and Interacting Sites of Creative Exchange

This fully funded Studentship within the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, explores the artistic networks, imaginaries and projections of (semi-) private interior and exterior spaces in late nineteenth-century Belgian.


Protective Security & Defence (Coventry University Led)

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations is seeking applicants for 2 fully funded Studentship. This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.


The efficacy of a wearable intervention in treating poor mental health in the early postnatal period and the role of circadian rhythm and prolactin during mental health recovery

This research will explore new, non-pharmacological, affordable, and effective treatment options for poor mental health in the early postnatal period.


Hierarchical federated learning framework for safe and secure connected and autonomous vehicles

This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. 


Protective Security & Defence (Deakin University Led)

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations is seeking applicants for 2 fully funded Studentship. This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. starting at Deakin.


Astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics

The Research Centre for Fluid and Complex Systems (FCS) is pleased to announce a PhD opportunity in Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council.


Post-Hurricane Damage and Recovery: A remote assessment of agricultural resilience in the Caribbean

This project will address a knowledge gap by assessing the impact of hurricanes on agriculture in the Caribbean, 2010-2020.


Predicting cognitive performance in ADHD with advanced deep learning and network analysis in functional neuroimaging (Deakin led)

This project aims to explore whether EEG can provide a quantitative and effective approach for the diagnosis and severity monitoring of ADHD. 


Feedback, attainment and underperformance in higher education (Deakin Starting)

The Centre for Global Education have a fully funded Studentship looking at how and with what sort of inputs and processes students engage (or do not engage), especially for those who have low outcomes.


Using Extended Reality (XR) to improve team performance and enhance training for maintenance of future vehicles

The Centre for Future Transport and Cities is inviting applications from suitably qualified computer science, game design, and electronic engineering graduates who have an interest in human-computer interaction and human factors for an exciting Dstl funded PhD studentship.


Evaluating Regional Specific Training Stimulus (RSTS) for people with COPD attending pulmonary rehabilitation

The Research Centre for Healthcare and Communities is excited to invite application for their fully funded studentship. This PhD project aims to evaluate the proof of concept and feasibility of an alternative paradigm of exercise training for older adults with COPD.


Mechanistic insights into Family B G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) using SMA-like polymers

Centre for Health and Life Sciences have a fully funded studentship with stipend. The project will address this knowledge gap by focusing on the molecular pharmacology of three CLR-containing GPCRs.


Multiphase and reactive flows in natural materials: Applications in geosciences

This interdisciplinary project aims to resolve this knowledge gap. To that end, we will develop state-of-the-art computational and experimental methods, in close collaboration with prof. with M. Dentz (IDAEA-CSIC) and J. Ortin (Uni. of Barcelona), including short stays in their laboratories in Barcelona. The project also aims to use the insights gained from the small-scale investigation towards reservoir simulations of carbon geosequestration, in collaboration with the British Geological Survey.


Developing a Dimensional Metrology Cyber-Physical system to support new product introduction

The Centre for Manufacturing and Material has a fully funded Studentship, the aim of this PhD project to develop a cyber-physical architect between tolerance simulation and their associated metrology measurements within the manufacturing process.


Internal temperature sensing towards advanced thermal management for lithium-ion batteries

The Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth are offering a fully funded studentship which will develop an advanced thermal management system through multi-objective optimisation and sensing internal temperatures of batteries.


Understanding and addressing the uptake of Rehabilitative, Assistive and Restorative Technologies by underserved communities

The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities are offering a fully-funded opportunity that seeks to explore and understand variability in the acceptance and adoption of rehabilitation, assistive and restorative technologies.


Designing Advanced Electrolytes for Hybrid Electrode Batteries (Deakin Starting)

This fully funded Studentship in the Centre for E-Mobility and Clean Growth will aim to develop a new type of battery hybrid device, utilising various battery and supercapacitor materials and hybridising at the electrode level.