Information for UK academic institutions, research groups or research centres about calls for PhD funding.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) operates the UK-France PhD programme and various smaller individual PhD calls. Calls for PhD-level research will each have a different theme and application process. We welcome applications to PhD level research calls from UK institutions with leading academics, research groups or research centres.
We do not accept applications from individual students; if you are a student you will need to approach a relevant department at a university.
UK-France PhD programme
The UK-France PhD programme is jointly managed by Dstl and Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA).
The 2018 call is now closed. The 2019 call will be advertised in September 2018.
PhD calling notice: Novel materials for defence materials for strategic advantage
The current call for PhD-level research commences in October 2018. Up to 35 PhDs will be funded. We encourage applications from UK universities with leading academics, research groups or research centres. The deadline for applications is 14 June 2018. Find out more about this PhD call.
For more information about our PhD programmes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.