PhD Scholarships

Human Brain Project (HBP) - PHD Scholarship

A PhD opportunity is available with the EU Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP). The PhD will be based at De Montfort University’s leading Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), a research centre focusing on ethical and social issues of information and communication technology. 

The successful applicant for the PhD studentship will undertake research under the supervision of the HBP DMU team, currently consisting of four Research Fellows and a Professor. They will investigate conceptual and empirical issues with a view to ensuring that the HBP does its work responsibly, accountably and in an acceptable and sustainable manner. The focus of the PhD research undertaken by the post holders will be agreed in the team and the post holders will be invited to contribute to a suitable research plan within the context of the overall group. 

Suggestions for possible PhD research topics can be found here:  

It is envisaged that the PhD research will be undertaken as PhD by Concurrent Publication.   

The HBP team are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is looking to further a career in research and aim to collect experience in a large, interdisciplinary and intercultural research setting.  The ideal candidate will have experience of, and an interest in at least one of the research areas of the DMU HBP team. You will be committed to submitting your thesis in three years, and are happy to work in a team, contribute to the overall team effort and collaborate with colleagues on developing research questions, collecting and analysing data and working on high quality publications.  

The successful applicant who joins the programme will receive an annual tax-free stipend for the 3 years, starting at £15,285 from October 2020.  Home/EU tuition fees will be paid for the 3 years.

Due to funding restrictions, applications are open to Home/EU students only 

To apply for this scholarship please submit a full application via our application portal which can be accessed here

Information regarding the documentation required for a full application can be accessed here.

When submitting an application please ensure within the Proposed Programme of Study tab that Professor Bernd Stahl is identified as the named academic.

For any queries please contact 

The closing date for applications is 05 June 2020.

Doctoral College PhD Scholarships

De Montfort University is offering fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships (pro rata for part-time study), for Home and International students with a stipend of £15,009 per annum. The scholarships take effect from 1 October 2020. 

Please note, applications for the Doctoral College PhD scholarships are now closed for the academic year 2020/21.


Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships provide DMU graduates with a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent. The discount is available on selected full-time, part-time and distance learning postgraduate courses running across multiple start dates in the 2019/20 academic session. The scholarship, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU Home and EU students who are graduating in 2019 or have graduated within the last two years (2018 or 2017)* and achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above.

For further information please click here 


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