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: January 2021 
  • Application Deadline: 30th November 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
  • Start date: January 2021
  • Application Deadline: 30 November 2020

East Midlands NIHR ARC Studentship: Psychological and Social Aspects of Non-adherence

  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Supervisors: Dr Pankaj Gupta and Professor Kamlesh Khunti
  • Start date: January 2021
  • Application deadline: 3rd December 2020

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands Studentship: Investigating the impact of Community Champions for promoting the initiation of insulin therapy in patients with Type 2 Diabetes from ethnic minority populations

  • Department: Health Sciences (Diabetes Centre of Research)
  • Supervisors: Dr Pratik Choudhary, Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Dr Patrick Highton
  • Start date: January 2021
  • Application deadline: 4th December 2020

 

Available to UK/EU/International applicants

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: 27th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 3rd December (Midnight UK Time)

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: 10 January 2021

MRC IMPACT

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: College of Life Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 7 January 2021 (5pm UK Time)

 

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU applicants

ERDF MPhil LIH533: High density point cloud processing for tree structural features extraction and species classification

  • Supervisors: Professor Ivan Tyukin (Mathematics) and Professor Kevin Tansey (Geography)
  • School: Mathematics
  • Provisional start date: as soon as possible
  • Deadline:4 January 2021

Available to UK/EU and International* applicants

Computer Science: PhD funded by Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)  

  • Supervisor: various supervisors/projects available 
  • School: Informatics
  • Proposed start date: 11 January 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 26 October 2020

Engineering: Diamond based hybrid devices

  • Supervisor: Professor Haitao Ye
  • School: Engineering
  • Proposed start date: May 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 31 January 2021
  Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 January 2021

CENTA 2021

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Chemistry, Geography, Genetics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 11 January 2021

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships for September 2021

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Supervisors:  Supervisors available within the Schools listed
  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Media and Communications, Modern Languages, Museum Studies
  • PhD start date: 27th September 2021
  • Closing date for applications and references 13th January 2021 (noon UK time) (we recommend you apply well before the closing date)

*International applicants - some projects may provide partial funding. Please check funding section on the project page.

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Supervisors:  Supervisors available within the Schools listed
  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Media and Communications, Modern Languages, Museum Studies
  • PhD start date: 27th September 2021
  • Closing date for applications 13th January 2021 (noon UK time) (we recommend you apply well before the closing date)

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: 27th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 3rd December (Midnight UK Time)

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: 27th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 26th January 2021 (23:59 GMT)

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

Midlands4Cities Open Doctoral Training studentships for September 2021

  • Supervisors:  Supervisors available within the Schools listed
  • Schools: Archaeology and Ancient History, English, History, History of Art and Film, Human Geography, Law, Media and Communications, Modern Languages, Museum Studies
  • PhD start date: 27th September 2021
  • Closing date for applications 13th January 2021 (noon UK time) (we recommend you apply well before the closing date)

EPSRC Studentships 2021

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 23rd November 2020

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: 27th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 3rd December (Midnight UK Time)

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: 10 January 2021

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 20 January 2021

CENTA 2021

  • Supervisors: Various
  • Schools: Chemistry, Geography, Genetics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 11 January 2021

MRC IMPACT

  • Open to UK/EU/ International* applicants (*funding conditions apply)
  • Departments: College of Life Sciences
  • Supervisors: Various
  • Start date: September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 7 January 2021 (5pm UK Time)

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: 27th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday 26th January 2021 (23:59 GMT)