Graduate School

Funding and Studentships

Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships

A total of 110 scholarships across the university, providing fees and stipend for outstanding scholars of any discipline. This represents a new investment of more than £10m by the University of Leeds towards supporting excellent research students.

Eligibility:

  • these awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate
  • you must have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate level
  • if your first language is not English you must meet the University’s English language requirements

Download the full info and application form

Deadline: 30th April 2014

 

PhD Training Programme in Platform Technologies for Therapeutics Discovery

Up to 8 fully funded PhD studentships available for October 2014 entry, for graduates in physics, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry or related disciplines. Find out more.

Deadline: 30th April 2014

 

Endowed Scholarships

Baines, Crockatt and Rutson Scholarship

One Baines, Crockatt and Rutson Scholarship will be available for a student from the UK or other EU countries for full-time PhD study from October 2014. The award will cover academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and will provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum.

Deadline: 2nd June 2014

Boothman, Reynolds and Smithells Scholarship

One Boothman, Reynolds and Smithells Scholarship will be available to a student from the UK or other EU countries for full-time PhD study from October 2014 in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics & Physical Sciences or Medicine & Health. The award will cover academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK rate and provides a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum.

Deadline: 2nd June 2014

Emma & Leslie Reid Scholarship

One Emma & Leslie Reid Scholarship will be available for a student from the UK or other EU countries for full-time PhD study from October 2014 in the area of diseases of the heart or brain (or other 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.

Deadline: 2nd June 2014

Frank Parkinson Scholarship

One Frank Parkinson Scholarship will be available for a student to undertake full-time PhD study from October 2014. 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 provides a maintenance grant of £10,000p/a.

Deadline: 2nd June 2014

 

Leeds International Research Scholarships

Around 9 Leeds International Research Scholarships (LIRS) Round 2, are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study from January 2015. The awards cover the full cost of international fees and provide maintenance (amount to be confirmed).

Download info and application form

Deadline: 16th June 2014

Individual Funded Projects

The projects below offer funding (fees and stipend), restricted to UK/EU candidates only.

Please complete the online application selecting PhD in Biological Sciences, include the project title in your application and provide a CV and transcripts.

 

In vivo biocompatibility of silicon nitride coatings for hip replacement

EU-funded PhD project with Dr Joanne Tipper, Dr Stacy-Paul Wilshaw and Prof. Richard Hall. Please ensure that you apply for a PhD in Engineering, not Biological Sciences.

Deadline: 30th April 2014

 

Cell signalling and functional investigation of Adhesion-GPCR receptors.

4 year BBSRC CASE studentship, jointly supervised by GlaxoSmithKline (Stevenage) and Dr Martin Stacey, Faculty of Biological Sciences

Deadline: 30th May 2014

 

Foot-and-mouth disease virus capsid protein VP4 as a novel target for disease control

Fully-funded 4 year PhD with the Pirbright Institute, supervised by Prof. Nic Stonehouse (Leeds) and Prof.Terry Jackson and Dr Toby Tuthill (Pirbright)

Please email for details - n.j.stonehouse@leeds.ac.uk 

 

NMR screening of small molecule inhibitors targeting endonuclease activity of an ER stress sensor Ire1

4-year fully funded PhD scholarship at the University of Sheffield and University of Leeds, supervised by Dr Anastasia Zhuravleva (Leeds:  protein construct design, NMR, MS) and Professor Beining Chen (Sheffield: computational chemistry, compound library design, high-throughput screening).

Please contact A.Zhuravleva@leeds.ac.uk and b.chen@sheffield.ac.uk for further details

 

Improving methods for the detection and monitoring of beetle pests through a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying beetle odour perception.

Fully-funded 4 year PhD with BBSRC and FERA, supervised by Dr Andrew Peel

Deadline: 12th May 2014

 

The potential of biofumigation to control nematode pathogens of international importance that threaten UK agriculture.

Fully-funded 4 year BBSRC CASE award supervised by Prof. Peter Urwin

Deadline: 31st July 2014