Category: Scholarship Vacancies

Engagement with cardiac rehabilitation: working with hard to reach groups (PhD Scholarship)

Engagement with cardiac rehabilitation: working with hard to reach groups Faculty of Life Science & Education, University of South Wales Project ID: 20561 Annual Stipend: circa £14k p.a. Application Deadline: 17th September 2017 Reference: USW MAXI 20561 The project is funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) programme and will be based in the Faculty of Life… Read more »

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales (PhD Scholarship)

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30007 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline:16th August 2017 Robust seed yield is a key trait of successful forage grass varieties. Seed yield is complex and resource consuming to characterise in grass breeding programmes by conventional means. Genomic selection… Read more »

Hydrogen Amplification from Coke Oven Gas (PhD Scholarship)

Hydrogen Amplification from Coke Oven Gas (COG) Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales Project ID: 20427 Annual Stipend: circa 14k p.a Application Deadline: Midnight 17th September 2017 The project is funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) programme and will be based in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science… Read more »

FISHeEST – Using fish environmental DNA to assess the biodiversity and ecological status of estuarine ecosystems (PhD Scholarship)

FISHeEST – Using fish environmental DNA to assess the biodiversity and ecological status of estuarine ecosystems. Bangor University, School of Biological Sciences, with Natural Resources Wales and the Universities of Salford and Hull Project ID: BUK2147 Annual Stipend: £14, 340 Application Deadline: 20th August 2017 Project Description : Biodiversity is an essential component of aquatic ecosystems and is used to… Read more »

Optimising microbial production of lactic acid from municipal solid waste (MSW); Insights into genome stability for industrial biotechnology (PhD Scholarship)

Optimising microbial production of lactic acid from municipal solid waste (MSW); Insights into genome stability for industrial biotechnology (IB). Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University Project ID: AU20011 Annual Stipend: £14,002  Application Deadline: 25th August 2017 Project Outline: With growing population and increased demands on resources including oil, there is a need to… Read more »

Metabolomic and proteomic approaches to identify target biomarkers as analystes for the development of improved diagnostic tests for Bovine TB (PhD Scholarship)

Metabolomic and proteomic approaches to identify target biomarkers as analystes for the development of improved diagnostic tests for Bovine TB Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30015 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 30th August 2017 Bovine tuberculosis is caused by the infection of Mycobacterium bovis in cattle. The Welsh Government is committed to a “long-term goal… Read more »

Epigenetic stress diagnosis of Bilberry and characterisation of stress interactions that facilitate Phytophthora infection (PhD Scholarship)

Epigenetic stress diagnosis of Bilberry and characterisation of stress interactions that facilitate Phytophthora infection Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30011 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 31st August 2017 DNA methylation is the addition of a methyl group to the cytosine bases in genomic DNA of higher organisms and does not change the genetic code. Cytosine… Read more »

Early diagnosis and management of Phytophthora infection in larch and other forestry trees (PhD Scholarship)

Early diagnosis and management of Phytophthora infection in larch and other forestry trees Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30012 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 31st August 2017 Phytophthora ramorum is a non-native pathogen that can infect a range of commercially important tree species including Japanese larch, Douglas fir, beech and oak. In the UK, Japanese… Read more »

Vertical farming of micro-Hops and Kale using highly efficient aeroponic systems (PhD Scholarship)

Vertical farming of micro-Hops and Kale using highly efficient aeroponic systems Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30005 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 31st August 2017 The pressures on conventional agriculture and rural economies, the increase in urban populations and the need for sustainable food with shorter supply chains all highlight the need for new ways… Read more »

Upgrading recycled nappy fibre to value added chemicals (PhD Scholarship)

Upgrading recycled nappy fibre to value added chemicals Cardiff University Project ID: CUK240 Annual Stipend: at least £14,198 per year Application Deadline: 31 August 2017 Project Description The main aim of this project is to upgrade recycled disposable nappies to valuable commodity chemicals, potentially saving 400,000 tonnes of waste per year going into UK landfill and… Read more »