Lancaster University is an OPTIMA Partner University. The OPTIMA PI is Anna Lena-Sachs, a member of the OPTIMA Scientific Advisory Committee. Please follow the link below to determine if there is a Lancaster supervisor that is suitable to help you fulfil your PhD project.

There are two exchange opportunities still available at Lancaster University in 2023.


Researchers at LancasterHow to apply

Before you submit your expression of interest for the OPTIMA Outgoing Student Exchange, you must have contacted both supervisors to discuss the project. They will then make a final decision based on your expression of interest.

After submitting the expression of interest, please wait up to three weeks for a final decision. The OPTIMA Centre Manager will seek written confirmation from your OPTIMA supervisor and the Lancaster STOR-i focal supervisor before the exchange is finalised.

Complete the form below:

Will you have completed the 12 month milestone of your PhD at the time of travel?(Required)
Note: this is a requirement of travel. Your travel will not be booked until you have successfully completed it. Please bear this in mind when organising the exchange dates.
Have you discussed this opportunity with your OPTIMA supervisor?(Required)
Limit to 3 paragraphs. Include information on how this will align with your PhD project.
Our exchanges are between four and eight weeks.
Include preferred dates of travel and also dates that you cannot travel. Are you flexible? Are you able to travel for the full eight weeks if needed?
Max. file size: 512 MB.