PhD Studentships

PhD Funding

PhD Studentships

The University of Lincoln is making a significant investment to provide research opportunities for exceptional doctoral candidates through its annual half-million pound Research Investment Fund.

The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, through which more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*). Lincoln was also placed in the top ten nationally for the quality of its research outputs in two major subject areas.

Studentships Terms and Conditions (MS Word)

Available Studentships

PhD Studentships in the College of Science

Applicants should have a first or higher upper second-class honours degree, and preferably a relevant Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Physical Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and/or Life Sciences with substantial experience of qualitative research, excellent report-writing and English language communication skills and ability to work to deadlines.


Lincoln Institute of Agri-food Technology (LIAT)

Investigate the artificial Agricultural Field Drainage of Lincolnshire

We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated postgraduate student to undertake a doctoral study in the Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) at the University of Lincoln

The successful candidate will be passionate about agriculture and soil science and will investigate the artificial agricultural field drainage in Lincolnshire and the impact on sediment loading in Lincolnshire watercourses.

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Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interviews: April 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,510 per annum
Start date 1st May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COS-LIAT-2017-1

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Simon Pearson: spearson@lincoln.ac.uk.

To submit your expression of interest for any of the projects listed within the Lincoln Institute of Agri-food technology, please email your two page CV, one page covering letter, and 2 page research proposal,  for the attention of Mrs Isobel Wright: iwright@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the reference number for the project which you are applying for in the subject title of all correspondence.


School of Engineering

PhD Studentship in Remote Condition Monitoring for Railway Applications

This is a call for applications for a fully funded PhD studentship at the School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, in ‘Remote Condition Monitoring of Power Converters and Traction Drives for Railway Applications’. This project is a collaboration between the School of Engineering and Dynex Semiconductors ltd., Lincoln.

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Closing Date: 27 February 2017
Interviews: March 2017

Open to UK/EU and International Students
Tuition fees included
Stipend/Living allowance: £15,000 per annum for 3 years
Start date 1 April 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: ENGDYN001

Informal enquiries may be made by email to Dr Yu Zhang: yzhang@lincoln.ac.uk or Prof. Timothy Gordon: tgordon@lincoln.ac.uk.

Formal applications can be made using forms obtained from the following link: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/postgraduate/application.htm

To apply please email the application form, CV, two reference letters and a research statement to engineeringenq@lincoln.ac.uk quoting the following reference: ENGDYN001

The closing date for applications is 27 February 2017. However, applications will be accepted till the position is filled.


School of Geography

The environmental fate of emerging sediment-associated contaminants and antibiotic-resistant microbes in river sediment and floodplains

The successful PhD student will focus on CEC and a PDRA who will investigate microbial communities via eDNA approaches and antibiotic-resistant microbes in river sediment and floodplains.

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Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interviews: May 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,052 per annum
Research expenses to be paid up to £1,500
Start date 1st September 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COS-SOG-2017-1

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mark Macklin: mmacklin@lincoln.ac.uk.

To submit your expression of interest for any of the projects listed within the College of  Science, please email your two page CV, one page covering letter, and 2 page research proposal,  for the attention of Mrs Fiona Burstow: fburstow@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the reference number for the project which you are applying for in the subject title of all correspondence.


School of Geography

Estimating flood frequency in the Trent and Yorkshire Ouse rivers using documentary and floodplain sedimentary archives to extend flood series

We are seeking outstanding, highly motivated postgraduate students to undertake a doctoral study in the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (School of Geography) at the University of Lincoln. 

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Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interviews: May 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,052 per annum
Research expenses to be paid up to £1,500
Start date 1st September 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COS-SOG-2017-2

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mark Macklin: mmacklin@lincoln.ac.uk.

To submit your expression of interest for any of the projects listed within the College of  Science, please email your two page CV, one page covering letter, and 2 page research proposal,  for the attention of Mrs Fiona Burstow: fburstow@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the reference number for the project which you are applying for in the subject title of all correspondence.

PhD Studentships in the Lincoln International Business School

4 x PhD funded studentships in the Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School is offering 4 graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) bursaries to support new PhD students starting in September 2017.  Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend bursary of £14,510 in addition to the payment of fees (capped at the UK/EU rate) for 3 years.  Additional funding to cover associated research costs will be available. 

Students will be required to undertake up to 6 hours per week of undergraduate teaching in the School as a condition of their GTA. This will primarily take the form of seminars. Professional development will be provided to support teaching. 

Research proposals in the areas listed below are welcome:

Economics: Empirical research into trade, labour, and industrial organization applying microeconomic analysis techniques including behavioural models and game theory.

Enterprise: Anticipating the potential of digital business models and new digital applications

Leadership in Responsible Management: A particular focus on community development in South East Asian countries would be particularly desirable.

Food Supply Chains: Collective Action and competitiveness within sustainable agro-food supply chains, focusing particularly on networks and smaller agro-food businesses.

International Business: Growth and internationalisation challenges of SMEs in less favourable market environments

Sustainable Development in Responsible Management:  Exploring transformative activities and evaluating the impact of the sustainability agenda on business management and performance.

 

For details about all research groups in the Lincoln International Business School, please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/research/

 

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a Master’s qualification. International students are welcome to apply with a minimum IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent approved English language qualification).

To apply, please email a research proposal (1,000 – 2,500 words), your CV and a covering letter to libspgr@lincoln.ac.uk. Closing date 28th February 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to libspgr@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

Tuition Fees included (capped at UK/EU fee level)

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,510 per annum

Start date 2nd October 2017

Duration: 36 months

Reference: LIBS2017