Applications for 2023 projects are now closed

Applications for October 2023 entry are now closed.


The next round of Envision PhD research projects will be available to apply for in Autumn 2023. The closing date for 2023 applications was Wednesday 11th January 2023


Application Process

All applicants should make their application through the Envision website by the closing date. An application consists of an online application form and a CV with a maximum of three pages.

View the Envision application form here.

You may apply for up to three Envision projects. Please do not apply for the same project more than once. You will need to upload a completed application form and CV for each project that you apply for.

Please list your two referees in your CV. The project supervisor will get in touch with your referees after the application deadline. You do not need to do anything for this to happen.

We are committed to reducing, as far as possible, any potential bias in our application process. In this light:

  • Please do not include a photo in your CV.
  • Your referees will be asked to write a gender-neutral reference, without your name.
  • We will also be offering mentoring to some home applicants who fulfil widening participation criteria. Applications for this mentoring scheme are open in Autumn 2023, and we will accept as many mentees as possible, using a lottery system. Envision Applicant Mentoring Scheme

Once received, your application will be forwarded to the appropriate Envision supervisor who may want to interview you. Envision will offer interviewed candidates a contribution of up to £75 towards interview expenses.

If you are shortlisted to go through to the second stage of the selection process, your application will be considered, alongside those of candidates for the other Envision projects, by the Envision management group. Envision will make sixteen offers of fully funded studentships by Thursday 9th March 2023.

We will require candidates to accept or decline the offer of a studentship no later than 12pm, Friday 31st March 2023.

Please send all enquiries to: