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

CLS 2021 Studentship:  Novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for EML4-ALK driven lung cancer

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Andrew Fry; Dr Sam Khan and Professor Don Jones
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4th May 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship:  PR-DUB-nucleosome interactions in cancer

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Thomas Schalch and Dr Harriet Walter
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4th May 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship:  Structural biology of genome folding

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Daniel Panne and Dr Thomas Schalch
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4th May 2021

CLS 2021 Studentship: Study of dynamic interaction between oncogenic Ras and its multiple effectors

  • Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Supervisors: Dr Kayoko Tanaka, Dr Andrey Revyakin and Dr Cyril Dominguez 
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 4th May 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

NIHR HPRU Studentship: The risk of indoor heavy metal exposure on host-pathogen interaction and human health

  • Department: Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: Professor Julie Morrissey, Professor Mick Whelan, Dr Helen Crabbe (PHE) and Dr Tony Fletcher (PHE)
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2021 (Interviews to take place in May 2021)
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Michael Sweeting and Professor Paul Lambert
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 31 May 2021

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

College of Life Sciences 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@ 21 June 2021

Available to UK/EU/International applicants

BBSRC Midlands Integrative 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

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

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: Open until filled

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: Open until filled

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants 

 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)  - applications currently closed  

*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 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: Open until filled

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