Applications are now closed for 2023 entry
The University of Leicester is investing £5.45m in 50 PhD Scholarships for entry in autumn 2023 as part of its ambition to deliver on its strategic aim to ‘nurture the next generation of researchers to become world-leaders in their field’. 11 scholarships will be distributed through the College of Science and Engineering, which comprises five schools (Chemistry, Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Engineering; Geography, Geology and the Environment; Physics and Astronomy) and Space Park Leicester, a national centre combining world-leading excellence in space research, inclusive education and training, and space-enabled industry.
Below you will find a list of 15 project proposals from supervisors across the College. Please be aware that not all of the proposed projects will be funded; however, it is possible to apply for up to two projects.
Prospective applicants are welcome to contact potential supervisor(s) for further information and guidance about specific projects.
Select the project/s you want to apply for refer to the How to Apply
guidelines in the section below. When listing the project you want to be considered for include the project reference
as well as the project title
. For Example: CHEM Cao Sustainable synthesis of N-heterocycles using single atom catalysts (SACs) via oxidation reactions
- Dr Qun Cao
- Dr James Pickering
- Dr Patricia Rodriguez Macia
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- Professor Ashiq Anjum
- Dr Marco Fasondini
- Dr Andrew Morozov
- Dr Audrius Bagdanavicius
- Dr Dimitrios Statharas
- Dr Jinning Zhang
Geography, Geology and the Environment
- Dr Andrew Carr
- Dr Tess Osborne
- Dr Mattt Wilde
Physics and Astronomy*
- Professor Andrew Blain*
- Professor Emma Bunce*
- Professor Paul O'Brien*
* The project for Physics and Astronomy are also being considered for STFC funding. If you want to be considered for both funding streams please include Future 50 / STFC in the funding section of your application. You don't need to submit two applications.