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Coventry University launches 50 fully-funded COVID-19 related PhD opportunities

In July 2020, Coventry University launched a suite of 50 fully-funded PhD studentships designed to deliver research-led solutions to the challenges posed by COVID-19.

The pandemic has created a number of societal challenges – from significant implications for the health sector, to concerns for the future of cultural institutions and artistic practice. In response, Coventry University has invested £3.4 million of its Quality Related (QR) funds from Research England into recruiting the next generation of researchers.

In short: 

  • The 50 studentships have been put together by research experts, with each individual project being housed within one of the university’s 14 multidisciplinary research centres.
  • Successful candidates will work with leading researchers, developing work that will look to have a significant impact on the ways we exist safely alongside coronavirus and explore solutions to future challenges as they begin to emerge.

Some of the themes and topics of the studentships include:

  • Solutions for food insecurity in the UK
  • Immune responses to COVID-19
  • The linguistic communication of the pandemic in the UK
  • Impacts on freelance artists
  • AI systems and algorithms for monitoring virus spread
  • BAME educational inequalities and redefining educational communities
  • The future of online art practices
  • Maritime trade during the pandemic

Professor Richard Dashwood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), said:

“The university prides itself on its innovative research and we recognise the importance of investing in research initiatives which are focused on the huge challenges posed by COVID-19. Our multidisciplinary research centres and the Doctoral College form a supportive and dynamic research environment. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of doctoral candidates to contribute to our growing portfolio of work.”

For more information on the studentships, visit the Coventry website.