University investment in research talent at the cutting edge of science

Fresh investment into postgraduate research at the University of Leicester will nurture a cohort of scientists with expert knowledge and advanced skills, developed through investigating current problems and new developments in science and technology.

The College of Science and Engineering has invested almost £1.5 million over the next three years in a programme of scholarship funding that will enable talented postgraduate researchers to generate new insights and solutions to some of the most advanced challenges in modern science. It offers a dynamic, modern environment for postgraduate research and to build on that is investing heavily in a programme of PhD research studentships for burgeoning talent. This year’s investment will fund over 40 projects across the range of disciplines in the College conducting research at the cutting edge.

Professor Mark Purnell, College Research Director, said: “We’re seeking the sharpest minds to join us in pushing the boundaries of understanding and knowledge. Successful applicants will receive financial backing and the support of an inclusive and collaborative research culture - enabling them to realise their potential.”

Currently advertised projects include more than 60 eligible for funding through a new College of Science and Engineering PhD scheme. Click here for details of how to apply.

A new scheme funding PhDs linked to the Institute for Space and Earth Observation will be advertised in the near future. Additionally, the College supports doctoral training through the NERC CENTA and EPSRC IMPACT training partnerships.

The closing date for the currently open PhD scheme is noon (UK time) on 10 April 2017. Details of new postgraduate studentships will be available soon.