Funding and Studentships


Understanding the relationships between plant productivity and soil properties

Closing date: 15th July 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. More information


Funded MSc by Research: Exploring the physical activity and health promotion practices, preferences and needs of patients living with advanced disease

1 year MSc by Res project with Dr Shaunna Burke. Academic fees (UK/EU only) and research costs will be covered. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree (or be close to completion) in Sport and Exercise Sciences or a related discipline. A strong interest in qualitative research and exercise psychology is needed. Please complete the online application, include the project title in your application and provide a CV and transcripts

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EPSRC PhD Studentship

Closing date: 26th June 2015

Fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship, to start in October 2015. We welcome applications from candidates who are either a) UK nationals or b) EU nationals who have lived in the UK for the last 3 years AND hold or are expecting a 2.1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject

The following projects are available:

Mechano-physical properties of the biopolymer callose: a matrix and a sealant? - Dr Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso (Biology) with Dr Michael Ries (Physics)

Distribution, local and systemic effects of wear particles from spinal devices and instrumentation after spinal cord injury - Dr Ronaldo Ichiyama (Biomedical Sciences) with Prof. Joanne Tipper (Biomedical Sciences & Mechanical Engineering) and Prof. Richard Hall (Mechanical Engineering)

Predicting and quantifying the effects of fibrosis on arrhythmogenesis using a combined experimental, imaging and modelling approach - Dr Al Benson (Biomedical Sciences) with Prof. Arun Holden (Biomedical Sciences), Prof. Ed White (Biomedical Sciences), and Dr Michael Ries (Physics and Astronomy), Clinical collaborators: Prof. Sven Plein, Dr Muzahir Tayebjee

A smart neural bridge with the capability to adapt to maximise and refine signal transport across a spinal break - Dr Samit Chakrabarty (Biomedical Sciences) with Dr David Steenson (Engineering)

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


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

Please complete the online application, include the project title in your application and provide a CV and transcripts. More information