Ashby PhD Scholarship in The Mechanics of Materials

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a PhD position. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before December 14, 2018.

A fully funded PhD scholarship exists in any area of Mechanics of Materials. Some suggested research areas can be found at

The scholarship will cover all University fees and a maintenance allowance of at least 14,777 per year. The scholarship is endowed in honour of Prof M F Ashby, and students from all over the world are eligible to apply.

The successful applicant will have a 1st class degree (and ideally a Masters degree) in an appropriate field. The precise topic of the PhD can be fixed after the scholarship has been awarded.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete form CHRIS/6 (cover sheet for CVs) available at and send with your two page CV, two page research proposal, the contact details of two academic referees and covering letter to Ms Hambro-Fernandez, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, (Tel +44 01223 748243, email To arrive no later than 14th December 2018.

Please note that any offer of funding will be conditional on securing a place as a PhD student. Candidates will need to apply separately for admission through the University’s Graduate Admissions application portal; this can be done before or after applying for this funding opportunity. Note that there is a 60 fee for PhD applications. The applicant portal can be accessed via: The final deadline for PhD applications is 30 June 2019, although it is advisable to apply earlier than this.


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