Graduate School

Funding and Studentships

 

White Rose – University of Leeds PhD studentships session 2015-16

Closing Date: 20th March 2015 (midnight UK time)

The University of Leeds forms part of the White Rose Universities Doctoral Training Programme. The programme will fund studentships in three key BBSRC priority areas, Agriculture and Food Security, Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, and World Class Bioscience. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award ; European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course. Non-UK/EU candidates are not eligible.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the online application. Please do not upload supporting documents.
  2. Complete the application form and email to fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk including:
    a) a CV (including reference contact details)
    b) transcripts if available.
  3. Forward the reference form to your referees and ask them to return it to us by email as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to request references and ensure we receive them by 27th March 2015. If you have also applied to our Wellcome Trust scheme we already have your references so you do not need to contact them again

We strongly recommend that you contact potential supervisors to discuss projects before applying.

Details of projects available this year

 

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.

 

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 2015

1 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

 

A foundation for diagnostics in Acute Kidney Injury

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.