Funded opportunities

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

College of Life Sciences

Please read the studentship adverts for eligibility.

REACH-OUT: Caring for the healthcare workforce post-COVID-19

  • School: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Manish Pareek and Professor Carolyn Tarrant
  • Start date: proposed 1 November 2021
  • Closing date: 3 October 2021

CLS/ Leicester Cancer Research Centre Studentship Deciphering and Targeting Oncogenic Networks in Mesothelioma

  • School: Genomics and Genome Biology/Leicester Cancer Research Centre
  • Supervisor: Professor Dean Fennell
  • Start date: 11 January 2022
  • Closing date: 30 September 2021

Eileen Cowan Studentship 2021 

  • School: Projects available within the College of Life Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Start Date: 27 September 2021
  • Application deadline: currently closed for new applications 

College of Life Sciences Studentship: Delay in heart failure diagnosis: identifying clinical and care factors from longitudinal studies using national linkage database

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Umesh T. Kadam, Dr Claire Lawson and Dr Suping Ling
  • Start date: To be agreed with successful candidate
  • Application deadline: 19 December 2021
Fight for Sight Studentship: The impact and structural correlates of glare in infantile nystagmus
  • School: Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
  • Supervisors: Dr Frank Proudlock and Dr Rebecca McLean
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Application deadline: 18 October 2021  

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics

  • Various Projects
  • 4x fully funded 4-year PhDs at UK rates
  • 2x fully funded 4-year PhDs at overseas rates for applicants from low- and middle-income countries
  • 2x MScs with a UK rate fee waiver, which will directly precede the 4-year PhD (this is referred to as the ‘1+4 route’)
  • Open to UK and International applicants - refer to the project page for eligibility.
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 December 2021 (11.59pm UK time)

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships

EPSRC Studentship: Spetses and their invariants

  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • open to applicants eligible for UK Fees
  • Supervisors: Dr Jason Semeraro
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date: 28 October 2021

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

CSE Studentship: High-level search methodologies for problem solving in industrial applications

  • Open to UK and non UK applicants*   
  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr John Drake and Professor Edmund Burke
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date: 20 October 2021

* applicants not eligible for UK fees must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees

CSE Studentship: Advanced Computational Study of Swirling Flow in a 3D Lined Duct

  • Open to UK and non UK applicants*   
  • School: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Dr Zahir Hussain and Professor Stephen Garrett
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date: 20 October 2021

* applicants not eligible for UK fees must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees

CSE Studentship: Robustness Analysis of Spatially Distributed Wireless Sensor Network

  • Open to UK and non UK applicants*   
  • School: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Dr Lanlan Su and Dr. Andrea Lecchini-Visintini  
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date: 20 October 2021

* applicants not eligible for UK fees must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees

CSE Studentship: Deep learning for imbalanced classification. 

  • Open to UK and non UK applicants. Funding includes a full overseas fee waiver
  • School: Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Huiyu Zhou
  • Start date: September 2022
  • Closing date: 20 October 2021

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

MPhil Studentships

MPhil ERDF LIA249 with Industry Partner Bloc Digital Ltd  Developing Augmented Reality Holographic Interfaces

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Informatics
  • Supervisors: Professor Ashiq Anjum and Professor Lu Liu
  • Start date: Early 2022
  • Closing date: 30 October 2021

MPhil ERDS LIA329 with Industry Partner Omnidea Ltd  Novel Electric Propulsion System for Next Generation Spacecraft

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul Lefley
  • Start date: February 2022
  • Closing date: 30 October 2021

MPhil ERDF LIH437 with Industry Partner Structural Adhesives Ltd Debondable structural Adhesives

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Chemistry
  • Supervisors: Professor Andy Abbott and Dr Sandy Kilpatrick
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Closing date: 30 October 2021
 MPhil ERDF LIH 588 -with Industry Partner Sporting Edge   MPhil Studentship MPhil Creation of a new piece of marketing insight software that will allow the company partner to analyse customer interaction data and present it in a user-friendly dashboard.
  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021
MPhil ERDF LIH533 with Industry partner Bluesky Ltd - High density point cloud processing for tree structural features extraction and species classification
  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School of Mathematics and School of Geography, Geology and the Environment with Industry Partner Bluesky International Ltd
  • Supervisors: Professor Tyukin and Professor Tansey
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 31 October 2021

MPhil ERDF LIH161 with Industry Partner Speedel Ltd User-centred Design and Prototyping of a Personalised Logistics System

  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • Supervisors: Dr Genovefa Kefalidou and Professor Reiko Heckel
  • School: Informatics
  • Provisional start date: as soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 30 October 2021

MPhil ERDF LIA591 with Industry Partner rradar Ltd  - Developing innovative new web-based software to improve SME compliance process automation in partnership with a growing law and legal tech company

  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul King and Dr Yi Hong
  • School: School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
  • Provisional start date: 10th January 2022
  • Application deadline: 20th November 2021

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Open to UK/International* applicants

*International applicants may need to fund the difference between UK and International fees. To check eligibility please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk 

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

ERDF LIH 588 - Sporting Edge Funded  MPhil Studentship MPhil Creation of a new piece of marketing insight software that will allow the company partner to analyse customer interaction data and present it in a user-friendly dashboard.

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021

 

 

Research Councils

Open to UK and International* applicants (*funding may conditions apply)

Please check your eligibility and the availability of funding detailed on each studentship page carefully before applying for Research Council funding. If you are unsure please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk.

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics

  • Various Projects
  • 4x fully funded 4-year PhDs at UK rates
  • 2x fully funded 4-year PhDs at overseas rates for applicants from low- and middle-income countries
  • 2x MScs with a UK rate fee waiver, which will directly precede the 4-year PhD (this is referred to as the ‘1+4 route’)
  • Open to UK and International applicants - refer to the project page for eligibility.
  • Start date September 2022
  • Closing date for applications  Wednesday 1 December 2021 (11.59pm UK time)