Doctoral & Postdoctoral

FindAPhD : PhDs by Country

Welcome to the FindAPhD advice section. Whether you’re looking for a PhD, or you’re a current PhD student, this section has something for you. Check out the menu below to get started. These pages are very much a “work in progress”, with new articles added regularly.

Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training : University of Nottingham

The Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is based at The University of Cloud connection concept . Mixed mediaNottingham and is supported by a £9.3 million investment from Research Councils UK, The University of Nottingham and over 30 industry partners. Each year Horizon recruits 10-20 students on to our PhD programme from a wide range of backgrounds including positioning, computer science, engineering, business, geography, psychology, HCI and other arts, science and social science disciplines.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation :University of Oxford

This programme concerns engineering in healthcare innovation. Students will gain first-hand experience of how technologies they develop have potential clinical impact via a hospital internship, will develop translational research skills to both accelerate clinical uptake of technologies, and take inventions through the first steps of commercialisation. Students will learn how to design clinical trials, and about innovation/entrepreneurship and will conduct a PhD in information-driven healthcare, personalized modelling in healthcare, or cancer therapeutics and delivery.

International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS)

The International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) is an academically peer-reviewed international journal that publishes scholarly articles on issues in doctoral studies using the Informing Science framework. The journal publishes conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers. All manuscripts are submitted and reviewed electronically. We provide our published authors with both a quality print publication and the widespread readership that comes from publishing all articles online within a few weeks of acceptance. This approach ensures that published works are read and cited by the widest possible audience.

Michigan State University Office of Postdoctoral Training

The Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies announce the opening of an Office for Postdoctoral Training. The Office will formalize the ongoing Graduate School professional development support for postdocs over the past 2 years. The Office will be functionally located in the Graduate School and tied closely to the VPRGS. This web page includes information about funding opportunities.

HigherEd Grants for Professionals

HigherEdSpace.com Funding Directory has a collection of funding opportunities / grants for scientists, researchers, faculty members. Funding / grants may be from governments, and other organizations

Global Health Sciences Directory of Grants and Fellowships Non-NIH Funding Opportunities

This directory of Non-NIH Funding Opportunities includes a variety of international grants and fellowships in biomedical and behavioral research. Its goal is to provide information about additional funding opportunities available to those in the field of global health research. The directory is maintained by the Fogarty International Center, the international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Global Health Sciences Directory of Grants and Fellowships

Fogarty’s global health research and research training programs offer a variety of funding opportunities. Find upcoming application deadlines, announcements from the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) and more information about Fogarty programs.

Cornell University Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Faculty Funding Opportunities

Covers opportunities from national and international foundations in addition to opportunities from government agencies.

PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in USA   
Ph.D. position in computational modeling of biomolecular assemblies involved in DNA replication and genome maintenance. A Computational Approach to Dynamics, Control, and Optimization for Partial-Differential Equations with Application to Tentacle-Based Soft Robotics.

Oxford University Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) Mathematical Institute   
Centres for Doctoral Training are 4-year programmes, often with a strong focus on interdisciplinary work. The first year involves taught courses as well as mini research projects, seminars, and transferable skills – all in a cohort of 12-16 other students.

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)   
UCL has a large number of students funded through Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). These multi-disciplinary centres bring together various areas of expertise and offer unique opportunities and a dynamic environment for PhD student training.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics  
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics is training a new generation of researchers to investigate how digital technology can be used to re-design local services which will better meet the needs of society. Working with businesses, the public sector and local communities, the Centre is focussing on the use of digital technologies in the provision of education, public health and social care, planning and local democracy.

Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence: University of York  
IGGI’s (Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence) PhD programme is an exciting chance to research cutting-edge topics, work with world-leading academics and top technology companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and 22cans. The four year programme will give you the practical skills and theoretical grounding to succeed within the industry.

Web Science Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) : University of Southampton   
Web science is a multi-disciplinary approach to a technical understanding of the construction and analysis of the web as a distributed global information system, and a qualitative examination of the social impact of the web on human society. Web scientists will develop an understanding of the web’s development and growth, its capacity for furthering global knowledge and communication, and its inherent values of trustworthiness, privacy and respect for social boundaries.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics   
We are a national Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), covering financial IT, computational finance and financial engineering. A unique collaboration between UCL, LSE and Imperial College London. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics has a number of PhD Scholarships fully funded for 3 or 4 years, jointly funded by UCL and leading companies in the financial and business sectors.

Media and Arts Technology: Queen Mary, University of London   
The Media and Arts Technology PhD Programme is an innovative 4 year programme bridging the UK Academic Community and the UK’s premier digital and creative sector technology institutions. This programme provides an innovative, inter-disciplinary training in the science and technologies that are transforming the creative sector. It is led by internationally recognised experts in digital music, digital video, human interaction, performance, live art and digital media law.

HighWire: Lancaster University   
HighWire is a world-class, cross-disciplinary and user-centric Centre for Doctoral Training which brings together Lancaster’s extensive expertise in Computing, Design and Management. it aims to produce a new breed of innovative people who understand and are able to advance the state of the art in technical, design and business innovation: innovative people prepared to work in challenging roles in organisations and ready to drive radical change in the digital economy.

Research Centre, Bournemouth’s National Centre for Computer Animation   
Based at Bath and Bournemouth Universities, the CDE is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training funding doctoral researchers. Our researchers work closely with and in some of the most exciting high-tech companies in the world, not for a token short-term placement but fully-embedded, usually for three years. Our company partners not only include animation, VFX and games companies (for example MPC, Ninja Theory, Double Negative and Sony), but also include companies who use these skills in other business areas (NHS, Perkin Elmer Ltd,National Trust). CDE offers outstanding and unique opportunities to students and companies alike.

NRC Ranking of U.S. Psychology Ph.D. Programs  
Uses the “quality score” from the 1995 study conducted by the National Research Council published by the APS Observer in January, 1996. Social Psychology Network uses the rankings from National Research Center’s Rankings of U.S Psychology Ph.D. Programs (1995) to display the top 185 psychology Ph.D. programs in the U.S. This site also links to other national and international rankings in various psychology related programs.

Vietnam Education Foundation   
The Vietnam Education Foundation is a special initiative by the Government and the people of the United States to promote closer relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. We do so by providing opportunities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in science and technology in the U.S., and for American citizens to teach in the same fields of studies in Vietnam.

University of California Berkeley : Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities  
To search for other postdoctoral funding, see the Pivot funding opportunities database (accessible from berkeley.edu computers).

University of California Berkeley : Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Biological Sciences   
This page provides information on some fellowships for postdoctoral researchers in the biological sciences. To search for other postdoctoral funding, see the Pivot funding opportunities database (accessible from berkeley.edu computers).

University of California Berkeley : Funding Opportunities for New and Young Faculty   
These programs are intended for late postdoctoral investigators and new faculty, usually those at or below the rank of Assistant Professor. Consult each program’s web page for more detailed information and current deadlines. Find more opportunities by using Pivot and selecting “New Faculty/New Investigator” under “Requirements,” or just go the Pivot search results for “New Faculty/New Investigator.”

University of California Berkeley Sponsored Projects Office Equipment Grants  
The following programs provide funding or support specifically for equipment or instrumentation. Consult each program’s web page for more detailed information and current deadlines. Find more opportunities by using Pivot and selecting “Equipment or Materials Acquisition” under “Funding Type.”

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards  
National and international study abroad, highly competitive and prestigious undergraduate college scholarships, graduate fellowships, education grants, summer jobs & research internships, awards for high school seniors & students, women, minorities, Hispanics, African Americans, nurses, engineers, teachers studying math, science & engineering and health professions from national & international foundations. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, stipends.

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)   
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow’s career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)   
Provides support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) U.S. research scientists for an intensive, mentored research career development experience leading to an independent research career focused on global health.

National Academies Fellowships Office   
The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

Michigan State University : The Grant Proposal System (GPS)  
The Grant Proposal System (GPS) was developed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate studies as a portal for MSU faculty to gain information about and apply for, internal funding opportunities offered by the University.

Michigan State University Postdoctoral Opportunities   
MSU Resources for Post-docs and Graduate Students. Revised September 2009.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program   
Engages fellows in analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy and develop skills essential to working in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels

Center for the Study of the American South Postdoctoral Fellowships   
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. This award supports an outstanding junior scholar in the revision of a book-length manuscript for publication in a field related to the South, broadly construed to include the states of the former Confederacy and adjoining areas.

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship   
Are you interested in the interaction of science, technology and government in the United States and around the world? Would you like to work in Washington, DC, to learn firsthand how the federal government operates and to help make decisions that result in national public policy? If you have a PhD or an equivalent degree in one of the social, physical or biological sciences, or are an engineer with a master’s degree and at least three years of post-degree professional experience, you are eligible to apply for a one-year AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.

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