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 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 

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

Respiratory Sciences Studentship: The effects of air pollution on the behaviour and allergenic potential of fungi

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Catherine Pashley and Professor Julie Morrissey
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 14 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: 26 April 2021 (Interviews to take place in May 2021)

Cardiovascular Sciences and UCB: Evaluation of inhibitory oligotherapy for modulation of immune cells response 

  • School: Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisor: Professor Jonathan Barratt
  • Start date: 1 June 2021
  • Application closing date: 16 April 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

Diabetes Research Centre Studentship: A comparative analysis of a novel biochemical urine screen with pharmacy prescription records and a self- reported questionnaire to assess non-adherence in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

  • Open to UK/EU and *International applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Department: Health Sciences (Diabetes Research Centre)
  • Supervisors: Dr Pankaj Gupta, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Dr Samuel Seidu
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Application deadline: 15 April 2021

Wellcome Trust 4 Year Funded PhD

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: Health Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology
  • Supervisors: refer to project listings
  • Start Date: 27 September 2021
  • Application deadline: 19 April 2021

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: 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

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

  • Supervisors: Dr Jose Miguel Rojas and Professor Mohammad Mousavi
  • School: Informatics
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application deadline: 14 April 2021

College of Science and Engineering: A geometallurgical approach to maximising value of Te, Bi, and W by-products at Björkdal Gold Mine, Sweden

  • School: Geology
  • Supervisor: Professor Gawen Jenkin
  • Start date: 1 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 23 April 2021

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants 

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

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  

*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

4-year ERC-funded PhD studentship:  on the “Towards a Third Nuclear Age” research project

  • Open to UK/EU applicants as fully funded (stipend and fee waiver)
  • Open to International applicants as fee waiver only
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Supervisor Professor Andrew Futter
  • Start date 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications is 16 April 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: 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

  • 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 closing date: 19 April 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: 6 May 2021

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

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships for September 2021

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed

EPSRC Studentships 2021

  • Closing date for applications: Currently closed