Global Challenges PhD Scholarships

We are offering up to 20 fully funded PhD scholarships, addressing the key global issues of the modern world through 12 interdisciplinary themes. 

Our postgraduate researchers work on pioneering topics that provoke global change through multi-faceted research. Our research matters and our postgraduate researchers are crucial to our achievements. 

We are therefore investing in up to 20 fully funded Global Challenges PhD scholarships for UK/EU applicants, inviting the very best applicants to join us in our research to explore, analyse and provide innovative solutions to challenges in the modern world. 

From combating the threat of drug resistance, to pioneering the creation of new technologies for water security; we make important discoveries and produce compelling insight into new approaches to today’s global challenges.

Explore the Global Challenges themes, view the current projects and find out how to apply below.

Applications have now closed for the 2017 academic year, but you can still explore our Global Challenges themes and view the projects from 2017 below.

Projects for the 2018 academic year will be published on 22 December 2017 and applications will be open until 23 March 2018.

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Mental health

 

Energy

 

Engineering and Technology

 

Vaccines and infectious disease

 

Urbanisation

 

Shocks and security

 

Maternal and Child health

 

Migration and displacement

 

Effective institutions

 

Sustainable agriculture

 

Unintended consequences of aid

 

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