Research

Applying for postgraduate research opportunities (applicants seeking University funding support)

All funded postgraduate research opportunities are linked to specific research topics and funding routes, and are recruited on a competitive basis. New research students join a growing and dynamic research community, allowing students to share experiences, insight and inspiration with fellow researchers. Students benefit from our academic expertise, and support through a strong programme of research training at each stage of their research degree. A summary of each funded route can be found below.

Doctoral Training Alliance

Teesside University is part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), a new doctoral training initiative from University Alliance – Britain’s universities for cities and regions. The first DTA Applied Biosciences for Health was launched in 2015. The second, in Energy, launched in October 2016. The third, in Social Policy, will launch in October 2017. Teesside University offers fully funded, three-year PhD studentships as part of all three DTA programmes.

The Doctoral Training Alliance, developed by a group of Alliance universities, builds on our research strengths and industry-focused ethos. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with knowledge, expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas. It is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide initiative of its kind.

More about the Doctoral Training Alliance

Doctoral Training Alliance Social Policy Funded Studentships

Teesside University is offering funded PhD studentships in social policy based in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law. If you are looking to apply for a funded PhD in social policy or cognate-related disciplines, we welcome applications until the closing date of 31 August 2017, with a start date of October 2017.

DTA students will be funded  up to three years with a generous stipend of £14,500 per year, tuition fees  at the home/ EU rate  and access to a  travel bursary. You will be supervised by leading experts in the social sciences. This  opportunity enables you to be part of a community of academic excellence that is helping to shape the global future of social sciences while engaging with the challenges in our local communities. 

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For all enquiries please contact Dr Ewan Ingleby at e.ingleby@tees.ac.uk

Doctoral Training Alliance Energy Funded Studentships

Teesside University is offering funded PhD studentships in energy based in the School of Science and Engineering.

Big data and IOT (Internet of Things) application for sustainable infrastructure, industrial and energy performance
The industrial and infrastructure sector accounts for over a half of the total energy use in the European Union. In order to meet carbon reduction targets, sustainability and high efficiency is needed across the entire energy supply chain from the point of generation through to the point of end use in industry. Modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and big data management techniques have the potential to make significant contributions to sustainable systems.

Applications are invited for fundamental or applied research projects investigating the use of industrial informatics and big data in smart grid/smart factory applications. Projects should principally focus upon ICT aspects of sustainable infrastructure and should include one or more of the following areas: communication and control infrastructures; situation awareness and visualisation; predictive analytics; distributed energy control and optimization; energy-aware manufacturing and demand response.

We welcome applications until the closing date of 31 August 2017, with a start date of October 2017.

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For all enquiries please contact Professor Nashwan Dawood at N.N.Dawood@tees.ac.uk

 ESRC (Economic Social Research Council) Funded Scholarships in Social Sciences

Teesside University is part of the NINE (Northern Ireland North-East) DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership) collaboration. Following Teesside’s successful REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission in social policy, the University was invited to be part of a funded partnership between the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Queens University Belfast, Northumbria, Sunderland and Ulster. The NINE DTP provides prospective students with an opportunity to apply for funded PhD study in two potential pathways. The Teesside pathways are sociology, social policy and social work and children, youth and families. If you are looking to apply for a funded PhD in these subject areas we welcome applications until the closing date (January 2018). The opportunity enables you to be part of a community of academic excellence that is helping to shape the global future of social sciences while engaging with the challenges in our local communities.

Apply online

For all enquiries please contact Dr Ewan Ingleby at e.ingleby@tees.ac.uk

More about the NINE DTP studentships

Graduate Tutors

These are salaried positions (£21,220 per annum plus all fees) full-time for four years (2 years fixed term contract with an additional 2 year extension dependent on academic progress). These positions provide a unique opportunity to establish an academic career, combining both a PhD project and an opportunity to gain experience of supporting and contributing to university teaching, mentored by an experienced member of academic staff and working towards fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. These posts are intended to be our internal pathway for developing the next generation of research active academic staff in key areas of the university.

When available, Graduate Tutor vacancies are advertised via our Human Resources vacancies webpages. As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a proposal based on the project they wish to be considered for.

University Research Studentships

These are fully funded research opportunities which are offered on a competitive basis, and which cover all fees associated with PhD study, together with a stipend (currently £15,000 per annum tax free, unless stated otherwise) to cover living expenses for three years. The studentships are reviewed and renewed annually subject to suitable progress. There may be some limited opportunities to undertake some part-time demonstrating or teaching on a paid basis.

Applications are welcome from strong UK, EU and international students. International candidates will be required to obtain the appropriate UK study visa.

When available, studentship opportunities are advertised via our webpages. As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a proposal based on the project they wish to be considered for.

For matters relating to admissions contact:
T: 01642 384438 | E: PGRAdmissions@tees.ac.uk