CCDC has a process for PhD submissions. We encourage submissions from the 1st December until the 31st January. Ideally a project proposal would have an internal CCDC sponsor to advocate for the project and then ultimately act as the industrial supervisor. These proposals will then be considered competitively during February with a decision provided at the end of the month.
CCDC usually will only consider top-up grants for PhDs rather than full funding. We are members of several doctoral training centres in the United Kingdom and are prepared to collaboratively fund suitable PhD students to train in such centres.
This year we are looking for suitable studentships with a particular focus on using collections and subsets of the Cambridge Structural Database in combination with other modelling methods to create models for fast prediction of molecular and crystallographic properties.