Robert Mullins

PhD Research Opportunities

I am always looking for bright and enthusiastic students to join our research group. If your research interests lie in the area of computer architecture, compilers, interconnection networks or VLSI design, I would be very happy to talk to you about the possibility of you pursuing research with us.

The first step is for you to send me a short research proposal. My email address is Robert.Mullins@cl.cam.ac.uk. I am happy to provide some feedback on your proposal before you make your final submission.

If you contact more than one person in the Computer Laboratory, please make sure you let each person know that you have also contacted others.

Your application

Full details of the application procedure and funding sources can be found here.

Please make sure that you contact me well before your application deadline (December 1st for applicants from the EU or the "rest of the world", 15th October for US applicants). This ensures that we have some time to discuss research opportunities and your research proposal. The final deadline for applications from self-funding or home applicants is March 31st, but submitting an application before January 14th is strongly recommended in order to qualify for all possible sources of funding.

Additional funding sources

These funding possibilities are in addition to the studentships that are associated with individual research projects. The board of graduate studies provides more information about graduate financial aid here. This funding search tool may also be useful (here you can search by citizenship for example).

Awards, Funds, Studentships and Prizes - A complete list provided by the Reporter

Gates and Cambridge Trusts
Graduate studentships available from St. John's college (1st April deadline)
Schiff Foundation (end April deadline)
Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme (CHESS) [formerly DRS]
Google European Doctoral Fellowship Programme (Must be nominated by the department)
Premium Research Studentships
EPSRC Industrial CASE
Microsoft PhD Scholarships
A*STAR funded studentships for Singaporeans
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships (Feb 24th, 2012 deadline)


Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

Please contact me by email to discuss possible post-doc positions.

Additional funding sources

Newton International Fellowship scheme
1851 Research Fellowships (Open to citizens of the UK, Commonwealth, Republic of Ireland or Pakistan)
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship
ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant
Isaac Newton Trust
Toshiba Fellowship Programme (TFP)


MPhil in Advanced Computer Science

The MPhil in Advanced Computer Science (the ACS) is designed to prepare students for doctoral research.

Additional funding sources

The John Crook Scholarships