Category: Funding, Studentships & Awards

9 PhD positions open – TheraTools – Marie Curie Action

TheraTools is currently recruiting 9 highly motivated Doctoral Candidates in Drug delivery in complex environments (Brain and Cancer).

These fellowships are funded as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks under the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Programme.

Positions are offered under the MSCA eligibility criteria and countries where roles are available are: Spain, Israel, Portugal, Italy

The offered positions are available to start on February/March 2023 (July 2023 at the latest) with a duration of 3 years.

You can find all the information about the Consortium and the positions in their website:

LISS ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership – Social Science PhD Studentships – Apply Now

ESRC London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership offers fully-funded Social Science PhD Studentships – Apply Now

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) LISS Doctoral Training Partnership is led by King’s College London with partners Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London

The LISS DTP competition for October 2022 entry is now open, with 58 studentships available. LISS DTP invites applications for four year (1+3) studentships for candidates for a Masters’ degree leading to a PhD, and for three year (+3) doctoral studentships (PhD only) at one of the LISS DTP institutions: King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London or Imperial College London. Part-time studentships are also available.

We welcome applications in the following areas:

  • any of LISS DTP’s 13 Thematic Pathways covering the range of social science disciplines and methodologies.
  • Project proposals using advanced quantitative methods.
  • Projects using interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives.


Our goal is to recruit outstanding and diverse candidates across the full range of studentships.

We welcome applications from UK and International (including EU) students. We particularly invite applications from UK students from a BAME background who are currently under-represented in our DTP. See more info about eligibility requirements on the LISS DTP website.

Current PhD students in one of the partner institutions who are in their first year of doctoral study (or second year of study if you are a part-time student), are also eligible to apply for LISS studentship to cover the remainder of their study time from October 2022.

The Studentship

The studentship will cover UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Home fees for a Masters’ and/or PhD programme, and an annual stipend valued at approximately £17,609 (in 2021/22). The ESRC will only fund the UKRI Home fee, but LISS DTP institutions will fund the fee difference for a limited number of International students. As part of your award, you will be able to access additional funding to help cover some of the costs of training, fieldwork, travel and more.

How to apply

A link to the online application form and further guidance can be found on the LISS DTP website at In addition to the application form you will need: a reference from someone other than your supervisor; your academic transcripts and your prospective supervisor must complete an online supporting statement form. You should also apply for admission to your chosen Masters’ or PhD programme at one of the LISS DTP partner institutions.

The deadline for applications for ESRC/LISS DTP funding is 28 January 2022, 17:00 GMT.


Tel: +44 (0) 207 848 3745


Merck Research Grants

2021 Merck research grants – Merck Research Grants

This year we are offering research grants of 40k€ – 450k€ per year for up to 3 years in the areas of: drug discovery, real time testing and sensors, nanoparticles for nucleic acid delivery, digital innovation, bioelectronics, sustainability, media recycling for cultured meat, organoids

Find out more details and apply today at: (for world except U.S. and Canada) (for U.S. and Canada)



Advanced Research Opportunities Program (AROP)

We have recently established a new scholarship which can be used for PhD students and Post-Docs wanting to conduct research stays at RWTH Aachen University. The “Advanced Research Opportunities Program (AROP)” offers a travel grant of 1.000€ (lump sum) and a monthly stipend of 1.800€ for a period of up to 6 months.
The goal of the program is to strengthen and intensify bilateral relations between RWTH Aachen University and international universities and research institutions of strategic relevance. Among other purposes, the research stays may be used to prepare joint research projects and publications, initiate joint projects in the field of capacity building, develop teaching projects at the partner university, and organize future visits and student exchange programs.

More information on the program can be found here. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Dr. Daniel Holder.