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

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

College of Science and Engineering

Available to UK/EU applicants

ERDF MPhil LIH539: Improving flood extent mapping in urban areas

  • Supervisor: Dr Sarah Johnson and Professor Heiko Balzter
  • Department: Geography
  • Provisional start date: 1 November 2020
  • Deadline: 17 September 2020

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)
  • Department: Mathematics
  • Provisional start date: I November 2020
  • Deadline: 30th September 2020

Available to UK/EU and International applicants

University of Leicester, Lloyds Register Foundation and TWI fully funded PhD Studentship: Hydrogen-Induced Stress Cracking (HISC) of Duplex Stainless Steels

  • Supervisor: Professor Hong Dong
  • Department: Engineering
  • Start date: 1 October or as soon as possible after
  • Deadline: 22 September 2020

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

We do not currently have studentships available.  

Please check regularly for any new funding as it becomes available.

Research Councils

Please check your eligibility carefully before applying for Research Council funding. If you are unsure please email

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


  • 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