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: 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

LPMI 2020 Studentship: Micro RNAs and fibrosis progression in asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis: towards an integrated imaging and biomarker precision medicine approach to risk stratification

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Anvesha Singh and Dr Marcin Wozniak
  • Deadline 14th February 2020

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

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Mr Mustafa Zakkar, Professor Gavin Murphy and Dr Marcin Wozniak
  • Deadline: 4th March 2020

Novo Nordisk Studentship: Global burden and determinants of hypoglycaemia: epidemiological analyses of the Hypoglycaemia Assessment Tool (HAT) study

  • Department: Leicester Diabetes Centre (Health Sciences)
  • Supervisors: Dr Francesco Zaccardi and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Deadline: 6th April 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

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands Studentship

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Deadline: 9th March 2020

Available to asylum seekers within the UK

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available 

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

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

3.5 Year Studentship for July 2020: Microstructural Characterisation, Deformation Kinetics and Creep-Fatigue Behaviour of Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steels

  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Supervisor: Professor Bo Chen
  • Deadline: 27th February 2020

Available to UK/EU applicants only

ESRC MGS Funded Project: The digitalisation of agriculture  

Department: Geography
Supervisor: Professor Martin Phillips
Deadline: 2nd March 2020

EPSRC iCASE: Understanding and Controlling Fine Particulate Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds and Pathogens in the Context of the Future Shared Vehicle

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Dr Josh Vande Hey and Dr Julie Morrissey
  • Deadline: Wednesday 25th March 2020

3.5 year CSE Studentship: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources

  • Department: Informatics
  • Supervisors: Dr John Drake and Prof Edmund Burke
  • Deadline: 18th March 2020

4 Year Anglo American Studentship: Primary controls on the emplacement of mineralised magmatic units in the northern Bushveld Complex

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisor: Dr David Holwell
  • Deadline: 16th March 2020 

4 Year Anglo American Studentship: Controls on the metallurgy of sulfide mineralisation of the northern Bushveld Complex

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisors: Dr David Holwell
  • Deadline: 16th March 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships now available for September 2020

  • Projects available within: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics and Mathematics
  • Deadline: 27th February 2020

Available to Asylum Seekers within the UK

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Available to asylum seekers within the UK

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available

Research Councils

Applications open for 2020/1 entry 

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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council:  (EPSRC) Studentships

  • Projects: available within Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics
  • Deadline: 27th February 2020

EPSRC iCASE: Clean Interior Air for Vehicle Cabins: Understanding and Controlling Fine Particulate Matter, Volatile Organic Compounds and Pathogens in the Context of the Future Shared Vehicle

  • Department: School of Phyiscs and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Dr Josh Vande Hey and Dr Julie Morrissey
  • Deadline:  25th March 2020

ESRC MGS Funded Project: The digitalisation of agriculture

  • Department: Geography
  • Supervisor: Professor Martin Phillips
  • Deadline 2nd March 2020

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

  • closed for 2020

ARHC Midlands4Cities  Collabroative Doctoral Awards  (UK/EU only)

  • closed for 2020

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

  • closed for 2020

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

  • closed for 2020