Research

Applying for funded research opportunities

Details of fully-funded research projects can be found below.

Any partially-funded projects are listed here:

All of the following postgraduate research opportunities are linked to specific research topics and funding routes, and are recruited on a competitive basis. A summary of each funded route can be found below.

Doctoral Training Alliance Studentships

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.

Teesside University offers fully funded, three-year PhD studentships as part of the following three DTA programmes:

  • Applied Biosciences for Health
  • Energy
  • Social Policy

EU COFUND Research Awards

Teesside University is part of a new University Alliance Consortium offering fully supported research opportunities leading to PhD through the EU COFUND programme. Researchers on this programme are employed as salaried Research Associates for three years to undertake the programme of research. The research is expected to be submitted for a PhD award and the award includes all associated fees and participation in the cross institutional research training programmes offered to Doctoral Training Alliance Students.

Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

The University currently participates in a number of Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership programmes. These programmes are open to UK and EU students and include full tuition fees, a stipend to cover living expenses at RCUK rates (£14,777 for 2018/19) and access to the Research Training Support fund held by the DTP to which students may apply for additional support to cover specific expenses associated with the programme.

Graduate Tutorships

Graduate Tutors are salaried positions (£21,220 per annum plus all fees) full-time for four years (two years fixed term contract with an additional two-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.

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

Fees Only Studentships

These research opportunities are offered on a competitive basis and cover all fees associated with full-time PhD study. Applications are welcome from strong UK, EU and international students. International candidates will be required to obtain the appropriate UK study visa. As these Studentships do not include a stipend for living expenses, applicants are required to have access to sufficient resources to successfully undertake the PhD e on this basis - for example through other funding mechanisms, government sponsorship, self-supporting.

Applying for funded research opportunities

Our postgraduate research opportunities are linked to specific research topics and funding routes, and are recruited on a competitive basis. A summary of each funded route can be found below, and currently advertised projects are listed here.

For further details on each of these schemes, their eligibility criteria and how to apply contact:
T: 01642 384438 | E: PGRAdmissions@tees.ac.uk