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: LISCB offering 3 year studentship -applicants own projects welcomed

  • Department: Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB)
  • Supervisors: Wide range of supervisors and research areas available
  • Deadline: 12 July 2020

CLS Studentship: Symptom trajectories in heart failure and the design of novel patient-centred technologies for admission prevention; a mixed method approach

  • Department:  Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Supervisors:  Dr Claire Lawson, Genovefa Kefalidou, Umesh Kadam 
  • Deadline: 27 July 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: 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: 30 June 2020

CLS 2021 Studentship: Phenotyping peripheral blood eosinophils in severe asthma and EGPA 

  • Department: Respiratory Sciences
  • Supervisors: Professor Salman Siddiqui and Dr Adam Wright
  • Deadline: 1 September 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

Available to Asylum Seekers within the UK 

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

UK/EU and International* applicants 

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: 31 July 2020
  • Criteria for consideration for the GTA funding:
    UK/EU applicants. 
    International* applicants will be considered if they are able to fund the difference between UK and International fees for the full 4 years of their study.
    Candidates must self-identify as a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) student.
    Candidates in the first year of their PhD at University of Leicester (or part time equivalent) may also apply**
     **For current first years - if successful the length of the scholarship will be adjusted accordingly, e.g. if one year of study is already complete then the length of the scholarship will be reduced to 3 years
     

Available to asylum seekers within the UK

Sanctuary Scholarship: 1x award available

Research Councils

Please check your eligibility carefully before applying for Research Council funding. If you are unsure please email pgradmissions@le.ac.uk

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

NERC CENTA 

  • no projects currently available

BBSRC Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) 

  • no projects currently available

​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