LISS DTP CASE - MRC Centre in Environment

Scholarship overview

  • Degree level

    Postgraduate doctoral

  • Value

    The studentship includes funding for Home tuition fees and a stipend of £20,622 per annum

  • Number of awards


  • Academic year


  • Tuition fee status

    Home, Overseas

  • Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

  • Available to

    Prospective students

  • Application deadline

    23/02/2024 Closed

  • Additional information

  • Available to applicants in the following departments

    • Aeronautics
    • Bioengineering
    • Brain Sciences
    • Centre for Environmental Policy
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computing
    • Design Engineering
    • Earth Science and Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Immunology and Inflammation
    • Infectious Disease
    • Institute of Clinical Sciences
    • Life Sciences
    • Materials
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Medicine
    • Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction
    • National Heart and Lung Institute
    • Physics
    • School of Public Health
    • Surgery and Cancer

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should hold, or achieve by the start of the programme, a Master's degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree with a UK First- or Upper Second-Class honours grade or equivalent in a relevant life science or quantitative science subject. Candidates must have covered at least three of the four major ESRC core research methods areas - social theory, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and research design - in level 7 (Master's) modules. In some cases, professional experience can be considered.

This studentship is only available to candidates who are eligible for home tuition fee status. Applicants from overseas will be considered if they are able to cover the studentship costs however, the LISS DTP will only award 5 International CASE studentship awards in the overall 2024 entry round.


Please note: This scholarship is not available to continuing students.

Course specific information

The impact of fiscal measures to support fuel and living costs on winter health in England: a nationwide analysis from 1997 to 2025 We are looking for outstanding candidates with an interest in public health, climate change and public policy research in the UK. The successful candidate for this PhD studentship will undertake a programme of quantitative research to explore the effects of support interventions on the health of communities in winter. The student will explore the impact of cold weather on the health of the UK population, characterise community-level factors that increase vulnerability and investigate how these support schemes impact health differently across communities. The project will focus on the national and local schemes that support UK households to pay their fuel bills in the winter to keep their homes warm and maintain their health and wellbeing, including the Energy Bill Support Scheme and schemes targeted to vulnerable groups; older adults (Winter Fuel Payments), those living in colder areas (Cold Weather Payment) and those on low incomes (Household Support Fund, Cost of Living Payment; Warm Home Discount Scheme). Further details about this PhD research programme can be found on the LISS DTP website. Successful candidates are expected to start their studentship on 1st October 2024.

Application process

Complete both the Imperial College London application form and the LISS DTP CASE studentship application form.

Both forms should be completed electronically and e-mailed to Ami Bhavsar at

Applicants should also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form available at


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