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

LISCB PhD Studentship: Development of computational tools for NMR-based metabolomics

  • School: Molecular and Cell Biology (Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology)
  • Supervisors: Professor Geertem Vuister 
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 22 March 2021
 Diabetes Research Centre Studentship: Medication de-prescribing in elder people with diabetes
  • Department: Health Sciences (Diabetes Research Centre)
  • Supervisors: Dr Samuel Seidu, Dr Clare Gillies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Start date: April 2021
  • Application deadline: 22 February 2021

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

  • Department: Diabetes Research Centre (Health Sciences)
  • Supervisors: Dr Francesco Zaccardi and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Start date: 1 May 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2021

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
  • Start date: 1 May 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2021 

Cardiovascular Sciences Studentship: The Ca2+-activated K+ channel KCa3.1 - a common denominator promoting cardiac fibrosis and aortic stenosis

  • Department: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Anvesha Singh, Dr Katy Roach and Professor Peter Bradding
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 10 March 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship: Delay in heart failure diagnosis: identifying clinical and care factors from longitudinal studies using national linkage database

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Umesh T. Kadam, Dr Claire A. Lawson and Dr Suping Ling
  • Start date: May 2021
  • Application deadline: 2 April 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship: Environmental factors in COVID-19 susceptibility and recovery

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Anna Hansell, Professor Louise Wain and Professor John Gulliver
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline 9 April 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship: Supporting the transition from neonatal care to home for parents of very preterm babies

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Sarah E Seaton, Dr Nicola Mackintosh and Professor Elizabeth Draper
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2021

LeMID University of Leicester Studentship: Deciphering the cellular and molecular rationale for the success of combined beta-lactam and macrolide therapy in community acquired pneumonia

  • Department: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Marco Rinaldo Oggioni, Dr Manish Pareek and Dr Gerrit Woltmann
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2021

LeMID University of Leicester Studentship: Development of a phage-based molecular assay to detect human Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in blood

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Pranabashis Haldar and Professor Galina Mukamolova
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2021

LeMID University of Leicester Studentship: Metagenomics to investigate the microbial changes in pneumonia and COPD

  • Department: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Julie Morrissey, Professor Salman Siddiqui and Dr Neil Greening
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2021

LeMID University of Leicester Studentship: Understanding the role Aspergillus fumigatus may play in the development of airflow obstruction in severe asthma

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Catherine Pashley, Professor Salman Siddiqui and Professor Anna Hansell
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Available to UK/EU/International applicants

MIBTP CASE Studentship Does stripping the cell wall promote survival of Burkholderia in an infected host?

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Galina Mukamolova
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15th March 2021

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Applications are currently closed - Projects to be advertised mid-March.

MRC IMPACT

  • Application deadline: currently closed.

CENTA 2021

  • Closing date for applications: currently closed.

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK applicants

NIHR Studentship: Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Desktop 3D printer and Indoor Air Quality

  • Supervisors: Professor Paul Monks, Dr Rebecca Cordell, Dr Gareth Evans and Dr Karen Exley
  • School: Chemistry
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2021

Available to UK/EU applicants

ERDF MPhil LIH161: User-centred Design and Prototyping of a Personalised Logistics System

  • Supervisors: Dr Genovefa Kefalidou and Professor Reiko Heckel
  • School: Informatics
  • Provisional start date: as soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 17 March 2021

ERDF MPhil LIH588: 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 applicants only
  • School of Business and School of Mathematics
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler (Management) and Jeremy Levesley (Mathematics)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 31 January 2021

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants 

 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Supervisors: Various
  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Application deadline: 20 January 2021

Engineering Studentship: Adhesion of powders to metal surfaces during compaction

  • Supervisor: Professor Csaba Sinka
  • School: Engineering
  • Start date: 1 July 2021 (there is flexibility)
  • Application deadline: 30 March 2021  

Dalian University of Technology Partnership 2021 scholarship: Application advice

  • Supervisor: Various
  • Schhol: Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 5 March 2021

*International applicants - some projects may provide partial funding. Please check funding section on the project page.

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

3 x 4 Year BAME GTA Studentships

  • Open to UK applicants only (refer to the advert for full criteria)
  • Schools within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 31 March 2021

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: Health Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology, Law
  • Supervisors: refer to project listings
  • Currently closed for applications. New projects available from mid-March 2021

ERDF MPhil LIH588Business Intelligence Industrial MPhil - Visualising User Behaviour

  • Open to UK/EU applicants only
  • School of Business and School of Mathematics
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler (Management) and Jeremy Levesley (Mathematics)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2021

ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP Joint Studentship: Commonwealth Students, UK Higher Education and the Making of Global Knowledge Networks, 1950–2000

  • Open to UK/EU and International applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • School: History
  • Supervisors: Dr Sally Horrocks and Dr James Poskett
  • State date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 1 March 2021, 5.00pm (UK time)

Research Councils

Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding 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.

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships for September 2021

  • Supervisors: Supervisors available within the Schools listed
  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Media and Communications, Modern Languages, Museum Studies
  • PhD start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

EPSRC Studentships 2021

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: Health Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology, Law
  • Supervisors: refer to project listings
  • Start Date: 27 September 2021
  • Application deadline: Currently closed. Projects will be advertised mid-March 2021

BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership  (MIBTP)

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: College of Life Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: Currently closed

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

CENTA 2021

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Chemistry, Geography, Genetics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

MRC IMPACT

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: College of Life Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application Deadline: Currently closed

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: Health Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology, Law
  • Supervisors: refer to project listings
  • Start Date: 27 September 2021
  • Application Deadline: Currently closed