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

MRC IMPACT Industrial CASE (iCASE) Studentship: MRC IMPACT iCASE project and application details

  • Department: Various
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Deadline: 20th March 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: The application of epidemiology and informatics to heart failure using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Umesh Kadam and Dr Claire Lawson
  • Deadline: Open until filled

CLS 2020 Studentship: Indoor air exposures to VOCs and mould and relationship with severe asthma 

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Anna Hansell, Dr Rebecca Cordell, Professor Salman Siddiqui
  • Deadline: 31st March 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

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

CLS 2020 Studentship: Statistical Modelling of Time Series Data in Severe Asthma Clinical Trials – Enabling Precision Medicine

  • Department: Respirsatory Sciences (Infection, Immunity and Inflammation)
  • Supervisor: Professor Salman Siddiqui
  • Deadline: 1st April 2020

CLS 2020 Studentship: Phenotyping peripheral blood eosinophils in severe asthma and EGPA 

  • Department: Respirsatory Sciences (Infection, Immunity and Inflammation)
  • Supervisors: Professor Salman Siddiqui and Dr Adam Wright
  • Deadline: 1st April 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

CLAHRC East Midlands Studentship: Role of diabetes and ethnicity in the epidemiology of cardiovascular transition from atherothrombotic diseases to heart failure

  • Department: Health Sciences (Diabetes Research Centre)
  • Supervisor: Dr Francesco Zaccardi
  • Deadline: 1st May 2020

Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship: Enzyme mechanism through advanced techniques

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Moody
  • Deadline: 3rd May 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

Wellcome Trust Studentships

  • Research Themes
    • Theme 1: Genomics for drug development & pharmacogenetics
    • Theme 2: Genomics for precision medicine in underserved populations
    • Theme 3: Genetically informed causal inference and risk prediction
  • Deadline 21st April 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

1 Year Funded Industrial MPhil: To undertake industrial research with the aim of developing a strategy, architecture and prototype for an innovative service designed to securely store and monitor electronic awards using blockchain technology

  • Department: School of Informatics (Computer Science)
  • Supervisors: Professor Reiko Heckel and Professor Effie Law
  • Deadline:  9th March 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

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

​Wellcome Trust Studentships Projects and how to apply

  • Research Themes:

o Theme 1: Genomics for drug development & pharmacogenetics
o Theme 2: Genomics for precision medicine in underserved populations
o Theme 3: Genetically informed causal inference and risk prediction 

  • Deadline 21st April 2020

MRC IMPACT Industrial CASE (iCASE) Studentship: MRC IMPACT iCASE project and application details

  • Department: Various
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Deadline: 20th March 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 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

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council:  (EPSRC) Studentships:

  • closed for 2020