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How to apply


How to apply


Join the Mechanics of Life Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme

The Mechanics of Life Doctoral Scholarship Programme has fully funded PhD positions available to students with physical or biological sciences backgrounds who are interested in tackling outstanding questions in biology from a distinctly mechanical perspective.

The programme is a unique multi-disciplinary doctoral training scheme funded by the Leverhulme Trust that focuses on how physical forces and changes in the mechanical properties of cells and tissues contribute to development, cell differentiation, physiology, and disease.

The programme is seeking physicists, chemists, mathematicians, engineers, biophysicists, microbiologists, biochemists and related disciplines to become future research leaders to explore the complexity and challenges of mechanobiology. It will train interdisciplinary scientists to develop new techniques, methodologies and analytical tools required to resolve outstanding challenges underpinning Mechanobiology across a broad range of biological themes.

Application Dealines

The MoL DSP has several recruitment rounds each year, usually in January, March and May. Is it recommended that you apply as early as possible as spaces may be filled up in the first round.

The current recruitment round deadlines are: 

  • Tuesday 10th January 2023
  • Tuesday 28th March 2023
  • Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Round 3 applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

It is recommended that you apply as early as possible as spaces may be filled prior to the deadline.

Application guidance

It's important you read the application guidance carefully and follow the instructions to ensure your application is considered