The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering at Newcastle University seeks applications from prospective PhD students for the 2014 Doctoral Training Awards. The faculty is investing in 25 Doctoral Training Awards to the value of £500,000.
They are seeking the very best candidates wishing to conduct research in topics spanning nine key research themes: Biomedical Engineering, Cloud Computing for Big Data, Digital Interaction, Earth Systems Engineering, Energy, Food Security, Materials, Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Biology.
Worth of Award
Each award is:

  • Set at the fixed sum of £20,000 per year
  • Available for a maximum of four years (£80,000)
  • Open to home, EU and international students

Eligible Projects
The following PhD projects have awards available to applicants. Further information on each project, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on their website for the project titles below:

  • Will Catchment Scale Afforestation for Mitigating Flooding Significantly Reduce Water Resource Availability and Productive Farmland?
  • Multiscale Modelling and Experimental Characterisation of Biofilm Mechanics
  • Nano-tomography and Nano-machining
  • Attribution of Climate Risks in Urban Areas for the Design of Adaptation Pathways
  • General Love Waves for Biomedical Sensors
  • A System Approach to Evaluation of Resource Efficiency and Reduction of Environmental Impact in Intensive Livestock Farming
  • Micro-machined Biomedical Implants
  • Identifying Causes of Failure in Explanted Hip Prostheses
  • Towards Algorithmic Living Manufacturing (TALIsMAN)
  • The Potential Environmental Impacts and Social Acceptability of Genetic Changes in Livestock Traits
  • Idiopathic Lumbar Kyphosis in Pigs and its Association with Genetics and Nutrition
  • Vulnerability of Shallow Groundwater and Surface Water Resources used for Irrigation in Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to Climate Variability and Change
  • Experimental and Numerical Investigation in Dual Fuel Semi-supercritical Injection
  • Urban Sustainability through Integrated Data Analytics
  • Application of Thermal Energy and Electrical Power Storage to Local Energy Systems
  • From Sediment to Rock – The Role of Microbes in Early Lithification of Sabkha Sediments

How to Apply: You are to visit their website and check course specific details on how to apply.
Deadline: The deadline for completed award applications is Monday August 18, 2014. International students must apply much earlier to allow time for visa processing if awarded a scholarship.
Click here for more details and to apply online