Funding and Studentships

Funded Projects and Schemes

 

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

Closing Date: 19th January 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. Each year a number of studentships in these priority areas will be available. The projects will be interdisciplinary and encompass current research in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Maths and Physics that falls within the BBSRC remit and the remit of Doctoral Training Programme.

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. Please note that we will NOT contact your referees; it is your responsibility to request references and ensure we receive them by 22nd January 2015. 

Details of projects available this year

Wellcome Trust PhD programme

Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday 6th Jan 2015

The programme is focussed on important biological questions, and will train students in the wide range of techniques in cell biology, biological chemistry and biophysics that are needed to push back the frontiers in these topical areas. Students will have unique opportunities to develop practical skills and a deep understanding of modern techniques, their principles and applications through taught courses in the first year. Students will then undertake a full research project in years 2-4, selecting from the wide range of topics offered by the programme's supervisors, and are able to tailor-make their project of choice.

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How to apply

 

MRC PhD studentships

Closing date: 5th Jan 2015

Three Medical Research Council (MRC) Studentships are available from October 2015 at the University of Leeds for students undertaking a PhDin Biomedical and Health Research. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees (UK/EU rate) and a maintenance grant (approximately £14,000 for session 2015/16) for 3.5 years subject to satisfactory progress. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award ; European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

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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.

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Leeds International Research Scholarship

Closing date: 23.59pm UK time on 19th Jan 2015

9 Leeds International Research Scholarships (LIRS) Round 1 are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study from October 2015. The awards cover the full cost of international fees and provide a maintenance grant of £10,000/year

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China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship

Closing date: 23.59pm UK time on 2nd Jan 2015

Around 15 China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarships will be available for high-quality students who are citizens or permanent residents of the People's Republic of China. Applicants must normally either be studying at a Chinese University or working at a Chinese University or Company.

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University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships

Closing date:18 February 2015

Up to one hundred and ten University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships are available for take up in any Faculty at the University of Leeds in October 2015. Awards provide academic fees at the University of Leeds standard UK/EU rate and provide a maintenance grant (£13,863 per annum in session 2014/15) for eligible applicants.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Individual funded projects:

Developing biophysical models of rat cardiac tissue electrophysiology and calcium handling: a platform for the effective integration of simulations and experiments

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.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2014 (PhD to start early 2015)

 

Pathological modifications of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in cardiovascular disease.

Part-funded M.Sc by Res in the School of Biomedical Sciences (fees only)

Supervised Prof. John Colyer

Deadline: 24th Oct 2014

 

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