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

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: 17th December 2019  (February 2020 start)
Royal Society Fellowship: Enzyme mechanism through advanced techniques 
  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Peter Moody and Dr Jaswir Basran
  • Deadline: Open until filled

CENTA:  Central England NERC Training Allicance 

  • Projects available within Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Physics and Astronomy
  • Application deadline 12 noon 10th January 2020

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

Wellcome Trust:  Doctoral Training Programme
  • Research: Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics - range of projects
  • Subject Areas: Health Sciences, Law, Genetics and Genome Biology, Cardiovascular Sciences.
  • Deadline: 5th December 2020

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 1 December 2019

3.5 year CSE Project:  Unlocking Western Tropical Indian Ocean temperature and hydroclimate back to the Little Ice Age and the Holocene, reconstructed from coral geochemistry

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisors: Professor Jens Zinke and Dr Arnoud Boom
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Bioinspired worm-like nanoparticles for the delivery of anti-cancer stem cell agents

  • Department: School of Chemistry
  • Supervisors: Dr Kogularamanan (Rama) Suntharalingam and Dr Robert Britton
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Efficient Evolution for Intelligent Autonomous Systems

  • Department: School of Informatics
  • Supervisors: Dr Jan Oliver Ringert and Dr Ivan Tyukin
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Taphonomy of the exceptionally-preserved Cambrian Chengjiang biota, Yunnan Province, China: how fossilization affects ecological and evolutionary interpretations

  • Department: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • Supervisors: Professor Sarah Gabbott and Professor Mark Williams
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Assembling a toolbox to study protein molecular glue kinetics.

  • Department: School of Chemistry
  • Supervisors: Dr Richard Doveston and Dr Andrew Hudson
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Discovering rare brown dwarf companions to white dwarfs

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Dr Sarah Casewell and Professor Graham Wynn
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: Constraining CO2 emission of cities with sensor networks

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Professor Hartmut Boesch adn Dr Josh Vande Hey
  • Deadline: 21st November 2019

3.5 year CSE Project: The first supermassive black holes

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Dr James Aird and Professor Julian Osborne
  • Deadline:  21st November 2019

2 x 3.5 year ERC UpTrop project: A big data virtual investigation of chemistry in the upper troposphere

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisor: Dr Eloise Marais
  • Deadline: 29th February 2020

Available to UK/EU applicants

3.5 year CENTA Project: Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Extensive Agriculture in the Indio-Gangetic Plain

  • Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Supervisors: Professor Hartmut Boesch and Dr Harjinder Sembi
  • Deadline: 8th November 2019 (12 noon UK time) 

Project: Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources

  • Department: School of Informatics
  • Supervisor: Dr John Drake and Professor Edmund Burke
  • Deadline: 1st January 2020

MPhil Projects available to UK/EU applicants

ERDF LIH018 Project: To develop an advanced battery monitoring system for single or multi-cell batteries used in standby or emergency power systems

  • Department: Engineering
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul Lefley, Dr Jose Miguel Rojas Siles
  • Deadline: Open until filled

ERDF LIH169 Project: To build an innovative service designed to securely store and monitor electronic awards in a blockchain technology

  • Department: Informatics
  • Supervisor: Prof Reiko Heckel
  • Deadline: Open until filled

Research Council Funding available to UK/EU applicants

AHRC Midlands4Cities (M4C) Open Doctoral Awards

  • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (this includes receipt of references)

CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance)

  • Projects available within Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline:  12 noon 10th January 2020

STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)

  • Projects available in Physics and Astronomy 
  • Deadline: 29th January 2020 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships - not yet available for 2020.

  • Departments: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Available to UK/EU applicants
  • AHRC Midlands4Cities (M4C)  Open Doctoral Awards
  • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies, 
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (this includes receipt of references)
  • AHRC Midlands4Cities Collabroative Doctoral Awards
  • History: Global Leicester: The Dryad Craftwork Collection at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Musteum Studies: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the role of museums in supporting mental health
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (this includes receipt of references)
  • Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme
  • Research: Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics - range of projects
  • Subject Areas: Health Sciences, Law, Genetics and Genome Biology, Cardiovascular Sciences.
  • Deadline: 5th December 2019

Research Councils

Applications open for 2020/1 entry

ESRC Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Midlands Graduate School Training Partnership
  • Pathways: Communication and Media,Geography, History, Health Sciences, Museum Studies
  • Deadline: Wednesday 22 January 2020
AHRC Midlands4Cities (M4C) Open Doctoral Awards
  • Subject areas: Archaeology and Ancient History, Criminology,  English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Modern Languages, Media and Communication, Museum Studies
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (Includes receipt of references)
ARHC Midlands4Cities  Collabroative Doctoral Awards
  • Projects:
  • History: Global Leicester: The Dryad Craftwork Collection at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
  • Museum Studies: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the role of museums in supporting mental health
  • Deadline: 14th January 2020 (Includes receipt of references)
Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme
  • Research: Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics - range of projects
  • Subject Areas: Health Sciences, Law, Genetics and Genome Biology, Cardiovascular Sciences.
  • Deadline: 5th December 2019

CENTA: Central England NERC Training Alliance

  • Projects available within Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Physics and Astronomy
  • Application: deadline 12 noon 10th January 2020

STFC: Science and Technology Facilities Council

  • Projects available within Physics and Astronomy
  • Deadline: 29th January 2020

Applications for 2020/1 will be open shortly

MRC IMPACT Doctoral Training Programme

BBSRC Midlands Innovative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Studentships