Funded opportunities

Listed below are the funded studentship opportunities which are currently accepting research student applications.

College of Life Sciences

Please read the studentship adverts for eligibility.

REACH-OUT: Caring for the healthcare workforce post-COVID-19

  • School: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Manish Pareek and Professor Carolyn Tarrant
  • Start date: proposed 1 November 2021
  • Closing date: 3 October 2021

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

  • School: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Prof Anna Hansell, Prof Julie Morrissey and Prof Louise Wain
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 8th December 2021 (interviews 15th December)
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: To be agreed with successful candidate
  • Application deadline: 19 December 2021
 ESRC Midlands Graduate School
  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics

  • Various Projects
  • 4x fully funded 4-year PhDs at UK rates
  • 2x fully funded 4-year PhDs at overseas rates for applicants from low- and middle-income countries
  • 2x MScs with a UK rate fee waiver, which will directly precede the 4-year PhD (this is referred to as the ‘1+4 route’)
  • Open to UK and International applicants - refer to the project page for eligibility.
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 December 2021 (11.59pm UK time)

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Programme (MIBTP)

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022

NERC CENTA Studentships 2022 

  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology
  • Open to UK and International* applications (*see funding eligibility)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date 7 January 2022 

MRC AIM Studentships 2022

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022

College of Science and Engineering

Please check eligibility for each individual project.

PhD studentships

NERC CENTA Studentships 2022 

  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology
  • Open to UK and International* applications (*see funding eligibility)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date 7 January 2022 
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Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

MRC AIM Studentships 2022

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Open to UK and International applicants
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Programme (MIBTP)

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022

The Sciences and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC)

  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 19 January 2022

MPhil Studentships

MPhil ERDF LIA249 with Industry Partner Bloc Digital Ltd  Developing Augmented Reality Holographic Interfaces

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Informatics
  • Supervisors: Professor Ashiq Anjum and Professor Lu Liu
  • Start date: Early 2022
  • Closing date: 30 November 2021

MPhil ERDF LIH437 with Industry Partner Structural Adhesives Ltd Debondable structural Adhesives

  • Open to UK/EU and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: Chemistry
  • Supervisors: Professor Andy Abbott and Dr Sandy Kilpatrick
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Closing date: 20 January 2022
 MPhil ERDF LIH 588 -with Industry Partner Sporting Edge   MPhil Studentship MPhil 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 and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021
 MPhil ERDF LIA591 with Industry Partner rradar Ltd  - Developing innovative new web-based software to improve SME compliance process automation in partnership with a growing law and legal tech company
  • Open to UK/EU/International* applicants. *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • Supervisors: Dr Paul King and Dr Yi Hong
  • School: School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
  • Provisional start date: 10th January 2022
  • Application deadline: 20th November 2021

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Open to UK/International* applicants

*International applicants may need to fund the difference between UK and International fees. To check eligibility please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk

PhD Studentships

ESRC Midlands Graduate School 

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications, Museum Studies
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

NERC CENTA Studentships 2022 

  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology
  • Open to UK and International* applications (*see funding eligibility)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date: 7 January 2022 

MPhil Studentships

ERDF LIH 588 - Sporting Edge Funded  MPhil Studentship MPhil 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 and International* applicants *International applicants must be able to fund the difference between UK fees and International fees themselves.
  • School: School of Business and School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Will Darler and Dr Alberto Paganini
  • Start date: 10 January 2022
  • Closing date: 15 October 2021

ERC Studentship: Body-Images in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia

  • School: Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Open to: UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Supervisor: Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen
  • Start date: 1 February 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Closing date: 10 December 2021 (interviews 13-14 January 2022)

ERC Studentship: Childhood in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia

  • School: Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Open to: UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Supervisors: Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen and Dr Ben Raffield
  • Start date: 1 February 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
  • Closing date: 10 December 2021 (interviews 13-14 January 2022)

 

 

Research Councils

Please check your eligibility on each studentship page.   If you are unsure of your fee status please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk.

ESRC Midlands Graduate School

  • Subjects: Geography, History, Health Sciences, Media and Communications,  Museum Studies
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022 (11.59pm UK time)

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Open Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Applications for research in the areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History; Criminology; English; Human Geography; History; History of Art and Film; Law; Media and Communication; Modern Languages; Museum Studies
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership -  Collaborative Doctoral Awards 2022

  • Projects in the Areas of: Archaeology and Ancient History;  Law
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants offering full funding
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing Date: 12 January 2022 (Noon UK Time) Please submit your Leicester application before this date to allow time to submit your funding application.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Genomic Epidemiology and Public Health Genomics

  • Various Projects
  • 4x fully funded 4-year PhDs at UK rates
  • 2x fully funded 4-year PhDs at overseas rates for applicants from low- and middle-income countries
  • 2x MScs with a UK rate fee waiver, which will directly precede the 4-year PhD (this is referred to as the ‘1+4 route’)
  • Open to UK and International applicants - refer to the project page for eligibility.
  • Start date 26 September 2022
  • Closing date for applications  Wednesday 1 December 2021 (11.59pm UK time)

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Programme (MIBTP)

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022
 NERC CENTA Studentships 2022 
  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, Chemistry, Genetics, Geography, Geology
  • Open to UK and International* applications (*see funding eligibility)
  • Start date: 26 September 2022
  • Closing date 7 January 2022 

MRC AIM Studentships 2022

  • Projects available in range of Science disciplines
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: 26 September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 9 January 2022

The Sciences and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC)

  • School: Physics and Astronomy
  • Open to:  UK and International applicants* (*international students must be able to fund the difference between UK and International fees)
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Closing Date: 19 January 2022