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

 Health Data Research UK Studentship: Evaluation and development of methodologies for using real world evidence to investigate the results of randomised controlled trials, utilising COVID-19 vaccine trials as a worked example
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Clare Gillies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Dr Francesco Zaccardi and Professor Laura Gray
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: The role of sleep in dystonia pathogenesis

  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Ko-Fan Chen and Professor Charalambos P. Kyriacou 
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: A molecular characterization of the sensory system in mosquitos

  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Roberto Feuda, Dr Ezio Rosato and Professor Charalambos P Kyriacou 
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: Targeted phage metagenomics

  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Ed Galyov and Dr Andrew Millard
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: Enhancing meiotic recombination in wheat by modulating RECQ helicases 

  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr James Higgins and Professor Ed Louis
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: Establishing an insect model for epigenetic diseases

  • School: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Eamonn Mallon and Professor Flaviano Giorgini
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

LPMI Studentship: Targeting Mutant FBXW7 to Disable MCL1 and Induce Therapeutic Apoptosis

  • School: Cancer Studies
  • Supervisors: Professor Dean Fennell and Professor Hongji Yang
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 11 June 2021

LPMI Studentship: Novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for EML4-ALK driven lung cancer

  • School: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Andrew Fry, Dr Sam Khan and Professor Don Jones
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 11 June 2021

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: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 15 July 2021

College of Life Sciences and UCB Studentship Evaluation of inhibitory oligotherapy for modulation of immune cells response

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Jonathan Barratt, Dr Neha Dhami (UCB) Dr Jing Zhang (UCB)
  • Start date: As soon as possible.
  • Application deadline: 1 July 2021

The Thomas Herbert Wathes Centenary Scholarship: Perceptions of cardiovascular risk and patient activation among people with end-stage kidney disease on dialysis

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor James Burton, Professor Carolyn Tarrant and Dr Victoria Cluley
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021
  • *Competition funded

The Thomas Herbert Wathes Centenary Scholarship: Intelligent algorithms for improving target identification of catheter ablation treatment for human atrial fibrillation

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Xin Li and Professor G Andre Ng
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021
  • *Competition funded

The Thomas Herbert Wathes Centenary Scholarship: Development and validation of a frailty risk score in people who present to hospital with a heart attack

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Gavin Murphy, Florence Lai and Professor Simon Conroy
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021
  • *Competition funded

The Thomas Herbert Wathes Centenary Scholarship: Investigating the effects of transcutaneous sympathetic nerve stimulation on cardiac electrophysiology and the development of ventricular arrhythmias

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Andre Ng, Dr Reshma Chauhan and Dr Emily Allen
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021
  • *Competition funded

The Thomas Herbert Wathes Centenary Scholarship: Genetic discovery, screening and function in bicuspid aortic valve disease and related phenotypes 

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Tom Webb and Dr Radek Debiec
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021
  • *Competition funded

NIHR ARC East Midlands Studentship: Healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic in individuals with cardiometabolic multimorbidity: Impact on health outcomes and lessons for future healthcare delivery

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Clare Gillies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Dr Yogini Chudasama
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 17 July 2021

College of Life Sciences Studentship: Environmental factors in COVID-19 susceptibility and recovery

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Anna Hansell, Professor Louise Wain and Professor John Gulliver
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 19 July 2021

NIHR ARC East Midlands Studentship: Impact of COVID-19 in patients with Multimorbidity using real-world data

  • School: Health Sciences (Leicester Real World Evidence Unit at the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre)
  • Supervisors: Dr Clare Gillies, Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Dr Francesco Zaccardi and Dr Yogini Chudasama
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2021

NIHR ARC East Midlands Studentship: Evaluating the feasibility of remote haemodynamic monitoring in a cohort of multi-ethnic chronic stroke patients using a novel user interface and artificial intelligence algorithms

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Jatinder Minhas, Professor Thompson Robinson and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2021

Health Sciences Studentship: Evaluation of an online self-management resource for people with Chronic Kidney Disease

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Alice Smith, Dr Ceri Jones and Dr Courtney Lightfoot
  • Start date: September 2021 or earlier
  • Application deadline: Open until filled (Project must start no later than September 2021)

Available to UK/EU/International applicants

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Michael Sweeting and Professor Paul Lambert
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership ( MIBTP)

  • Application deadline: currently closed.

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Application deadline: currently closed.

MRC IMPACT

  • Application deadline: currently closed.

CENTA 2021

  • Closing date for applications: currently closed.

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU applicants

Met4Teach Studentship: New Recycling Technologies for Technology Metals

  • Supervisors: Professor Andy Abbott and Professor Karl Ryder
  • School: Chemistry
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 1 July 2021

ReLIB Studentship:New Recycling Methods for Lithium Ion Batteries

  • Supervisors: Professor Andy Abbott and Professor Karl Ryder
  • School: Chemistry
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 1 July 2021

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants

 3 x 4 Year Funded PhD in Informatics Graduate Teaching Assistantships

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants
  • School of Informatics
  • Supervisors: various depending on project
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Application deadline: 24th June 2021

ERDF MPhil LIH161: 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:15 July 2021

ERDF MPhil LIH 334: Developing novel e-commerce analytics dashboard for customer and product Insight

  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School of Informatics and School of Business
  • Supervisors: Dr John Panneerselvam   (Informatics) and Dr Angela Izah (School of Business)
  • Start date:1 As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 15 July 2021

ERDF MPhil LIH533High 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
  • Supervisors: Professor Tyukin and Professor Tansey
  • Start date:1 As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 30 June 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/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School of Business and School of Mathematics
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler (Management) and Dr Alberto Peganini  (Mathematics)
  • Start date:1 September 2021
  • Application deadline: 30 June 2021
 

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

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

ERDF MPhil LIH588Business Intelligence Industrial MPhil - Visualising User Behaviour

  • Open to UK/EU and International applicants.  * International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees themselves.
  • School of Business and School of Mathematics
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler (Management) and  Dr Alberto Peganini (Mathematics)
  • Start date:1 September 2021
  • Application deadline:  30 June 2021

ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP Joint Studentship:

  • No projects currently available

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.

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Applications currently closed 

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: 6 May 2021

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

CENTA 2021

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

MRC IMPACT

  • Application Deadline: Currently closed

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Application Deadline: Currently closed

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships for September 2021

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

EPSRC Studentships 2021

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed