Funding and Studentships
110 Anniversary Scholarships - Faculty applications
Closing Date: 29th Jan 2015 (stage 1)
For 2015 entry a total of 110 new scholarships are available following an additional investment of more than £10m, supported by the University. Outstanding UK or EU scholars are invited to apply. Faculty of Biological Sciences is offering a range of projects at the cutting edge of our research. Please note that we have an internal deadline ahead of the central 110 deadline that you may see advertised elsewhere.
Mechanistic understanding of wheat productivity in relation to water supply using real-time moisture sensors and models
Deadline: 20th February 2015
White Rose Network studentship supervised by Prof. Les Firbank (Leeds) and Prof. Steve Banwart (Sheffield). 4 year studentship, providing fees and stipend for UK/EU candidate. The project is part of the " Enhancing resilience to water stress in arable farming systems" network based across Leeds, York and Sheffield.
NERC Doctoral Training Partnership - PhD Training in Environmental Research
Closing date: 2nd Feb 2015
Our NERC DTP encompasses research activities within three broad themes: the science of the Earth's Atmosphere, Geosphere and Biosphere. These themes cut across the six academic departments involved, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of much of our research, which spans the breadth of the NERC remit. We will recruit 28 students for entry in Oct 2015. More information
University Research Scholarships
Closing date:1st June 2015
2 University Research Scholarships are available for students from the United Kingdom and other EU countries who are commencing PhD study from October 2015. Each scholarship will cover the cost of academic fees at the University's standard UK/EU rate and provide an annual maintenance grant (amount to be confirmed). Applicants must hold at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent undergraduate degree. More information
Emma & Leslie Reid Scholarship
Closing date:1 June 2015
1 Emma & Leslie Reid Scholarship will be available for a student from the UK or other EU countries for full-time PhD study from October 2015 in the area of diseases of the heart or brain (or kindred diseases). The award will cover the full cost of academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and will provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum. More information
Frank Parkinson Scholarship
Closing date:1 June 2015
1 Frank Parkinson Scholarship will be available for a student to undertake full-time PhD study from October 2015. The student must be born of British parents who have been domiciled in Yorkshire for a period of not less than ten years. The award will cover academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum. More information
Mary and Alice Smith Memorial Scholarship
Closing date:1 June 20151 Mary and Alice Smith Memorial Scholarship is available for a British candidate who is single and lives in the United Kingdom wishing to undertake research into the prevention or cure of cancer or heart disease. The award will cover academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum. More information
Frank Stell Scholarship
Closing date:1 June 2015
1 Frank Stell Scholarship will be available to a candidate who is resident or has parent(s) resident within the former administrative area of the County Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire wishing to undertake full-time research in the areas of Biology, Agricultural Science or Social and Political Science. More information
Deadline: 30th Jan 2015
MSc by Res with support from Leeds Teaching Hospital Charitable Foundation, supervised by Dr Andrew Lewington and Prof. John Colyer. This is a 12 month research project leading to the award of MSc by Res. The studentship includes tuition fees at UK/EU rate, stipend and experimental fees for the project.
Developing biophysical models of rat cardiac tissue electrophysiology and calcium handling: a platform for the effective integration of simulations and experiments
Deadline: 30th Nov 2014 (PhD to start early 2015)
PhD project with Dr Al Benson and Prof Ed White. This is a demonstrator studentship: students will be expected to undertake at least 120 hours per year of demonstrating duties in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Funding is for 48 months, and includes a stipend at current BBSRC rates. Further details are available on request.
Pathological modifications of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in cardiovascular disease.
Deadline: 24th Oct 2014
Part-funded M.Sc by Res in the School of Biomedical Sciences (fees only). Supervised Prof. John Colyer
Please complete the online application selecting PhD in Biological Sciences, include the project title in your application and provide a CV and transcripts.