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

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) Studentships

  • Departments: College of Life Sciences - various departments
  • Closing date: 7th June 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: 19th April 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: 30 June 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: 31st May 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

NIHR ARC East Midlands Studentship: Various projects available

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Deadline: 26th 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 asylum seekers within the UK

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available 

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU applicants

EPSRC Studentship: Automated Generation and Inference of Unit Tests for Legacy Software

  • Supervisor: Dr Jose Rojas Siles
  • Department: School of Informatics
  • Deadline: 25th June 2020

NERC CENTA studentships

  • Supervisors:  various
  • Departments: Physics and Astronomy; Geography
  • Deadline 5th June 2020 at Noon

Available to UK/EU and International applicants 

CSE studentship: Blockchain as a means to make major medical datasets available for research

  • Supervisors: Profesor Ashiq Anjum and Profesor Lu Liu
  • Department: School of Informatics
  • Deadline: 13th May 2020 

CSE studentship: From Newton to ML: efficient ways to combine physical modelling and machine learning for high performance automation.

  • Supervisor: DR Lanlan Su
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Deadline: 13th May 2020

Available to Asylum Seekers within the UK  - Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

UK applicants only 

3 x 4 year BAME Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Funded PhD Studentships for September 2020

  • Departments: Various across the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
  • Deadline 30th June 2020

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

NERC CENTA studentships September 2020 entry

  • Supervisors:  various
  • Departments: Physics and Astronomy; Geography
  • Deadline 5th June 2020 at Noon

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) September 2020 entry

  • Various across the College of Life Sciences
  • Deadline 7th June 2020

Projects for 2021 entry will be available towards the end of 2020.

​Wellcome Trust  

  • no projects currently available

MRC  Medical Research Council IMPACT

  • no projects currently available.

ESRC Economic and Social Research Council - Midlands Graduate School Training Partnership

  • no projects currently available

ARHC Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Awards

  • no projects currently available

STFC: Science and Technology Facilities Council 

  • no projects currently available

EPSRC: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

  • no projects currently available