Funding and Studentships

Funded Projects and Schemes

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


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 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 (more info to follow)

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.