Funded opportunities

Listed below are the funded studentship opportunities which are currently accepting research student applications.

College of Life Sciences

Available to UK/EU applicants

CLS 2020 Studentship: The application of spatial transcriptomics to the study of accelerated atherosclerosis in human vein grafts

  • Department: Cardiovasular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Mr Mustafa Zakkar, Professor Gavin Murphy, Mr Marcin Wozniak
  • Deadline: 22nd January 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: Exploring associations between multimorbidity, frailty and lifestyle

  • Department: Diabetes Research Centre (Health Sciences)
  • Supervisors: Dr Francesco Zaccardi and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Deadline: 28th February 2020 

CLS 2020 Studentship: Do the health benefits of exercise depend on medication status in type 2 diabetes?

  • Department: Diabetes Research Centre (Health Sciences)
  • Supervisors: Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Tom Yates
  • Deadline: 28th February 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: Genetic, transcriptomic and phenotypic analyses of cells of the blood vessel wall for understanding cardiovascular disease

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Shu Ye and Professor Eugene Zhang
  • Deadline: 22nd January 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: Developing a proteomic signature for the early detection of heart failure in diabetes

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Leong Ng and Professor Gerry McCann
  • Deadline: 22nd January 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: The Value and Impact of  Patients and Carers Supporting Professional Healthcare Training

  • Department: Health Sciences (Leicester Medical School)
  • Supervisors: Professor Liz Anderson and Professor Simon Gay
  • Deadline: 1st June 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: Leicester Cancer Research Centre project

  • Department: Leicester Cancer Research Centre
  • Supervisors: To be determined
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Royal Society Fellowship:;Enzyme mechanism through advanced techniques 

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Peter Moody and Dr Jaswir Basran
  • Deadline:Monday 27th January 2020

MRC IMPACT: IMPACT (Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training)

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

4 Year GTA: Graduate Teaching Assistantships

  • Department: Informatics
  • Projects:  Applicants can provide their own proposal within the research themes or select one of the suggested projects 
  • Deadline: 6 February 2020

3 Year IFPRI Funded Project: Adhesion of powders to metal surfaces during compaction

  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Supervisor Prof I.C. Sinka
  • Deadline 27th February 2020

2 x 3.5 year ERC UpTrop project: A big data virtual investigation of chemistry in the upper troposphere

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisor: Dr Eloise Marais
  • Deadline: 29th February 2020

3.5 year Studentship: Investigating metalloprotein mechanism using ‘physiological’ X-ray absorption spectroscopy

  • Department: School of Chemistry
  • Supervisor: Dr Philip Ash
  • Deadline: 4th February 2020

Available to UK/EU applicants

2 x 4 year GTA Studentships - various projects

  • Department: Chemistry
  • Deadline: 4th February 2020

Research Council Funding available to UK/EU applicants

STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)

  • Projects available in Physics and Astronomy 
  • Deadline: 29th January 2020 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships - not yet available for 2020.

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Available to UK/EU applicants
  • AHRC Midlands4Cities Collabroative Doctoral Awards
  • History: Global Leicester: The Dryad Craftwork Collection at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Museum Studies: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the role of museums in supporting mental health
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (this includes receipt of references)

Research Councils

Applications open for 2020/1 entry 

Please check your eligibility carefully before applying. If you are unsure please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk

ESRC Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Midlands Graduate School Training Partnership  (UK/EU only)

  • Pathways: Communication and Media,Geography, History, Health Sciences, Museum Studies
  • Deadline: Wednesday 22 January 2020

ARHC Midlands4Cities  Collabroative Doctoral Awards  (UK/EU only)

  • Projects available
  • History: Global Leicester: The Dryad Craftwork Collection at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Museum Studies: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the role of museums in supporting mental health

STFC: Science and Technology Facilities Council  (UK/EU only)

  • Projects available within Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: 29th January 2020

MRC IMPACT: IMPACT (Integrated Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training)

Applications for 2020/1 will be open shortly

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships