Faculty of Biological Sciences

There will be a number of funded opportunities available from November 2017; most PhDs will start in October 2018.

Project Overview

Deadline

 BBSRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership in Mechanistic Biology 

The University of Leeds forms part of the White Rose Universities Doctoral Training Programme. The programme will fund interdisciplinary studentships in three 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 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 PhD application. Please do not upload supporting documents.
  2. Complete the White Rose application form and email to fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk including a CV (including reference contact details) and 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 17th Jan 2018.

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

The White Rose DTP

5th Jan 2018

Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: The Molecular Basis of Biological Mechanisms

4-year PhD studentships are available for highly motivated students with at least a 2.1 degree in any area of the life or physical sciences, including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics and related disciplines.

Details

How to apply

 5th Jan 2018

Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership: PhD Training in Environmental Research

Our NERC DTP spans the science of Earth’s atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere. It is hosted by five academic departments at the University of Leeds and one at the University of York, building on a history of bi-lateral and multi-lateral research collaboration. Through high quality research projects and training, we attract excellent postgraduate students into natural environment science research.

Projects

Apply online

 8th Jan 2018

 MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Discovery Medicine North

Utilising the combined expertise of four world-leading institutions, the Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) partnership will train the next generation of researchers to tackle the major health problems facing the population.  The partnership provides up to 24 fully-funded studentships across the partnership per year, focussing on the complementary themes of Genetic Influences on Health, Ageing and Disease, and Bioinformatics and Personalised Medicine

Details

 To be confirmed

 British Heart Foundation PhD Programme in Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes

Our unique programme seeks to create a new generation of basic scientists who think differently and go on to be instrumental in transforming understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes.

Projects

Details and how to apply

 2nd Jan 2018

 China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds PhD scholarship

Around 13 China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Scholarships are available for citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China who will be commencing PhD research study from Session 2018/19 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds.

Details

 12th Jan 2018

Endowed Scholarships

Akroyd and Brown Scholarship: for research degrees in the Faculties of Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics & Physical Sciences and Medicine & Health.

Emma and Leslie Reid Scholarship: for students wishing to undertake research degree study in connection with diseases of the heart or brain (or kindred diseases).

John Henry Garner Scholarship: for postgraduate research on matters relating to chemical and biological surveys of rivers and streams, pollution prevention and the purification of sewage and trade effluents in the geographical area known as the West Riding of Yorkshire, prior to the boundary changes.

Mary and Alice Smith Memorial Scholarship: for research in the prevention or cure of cancer or heart disease; candidates must be single.

Details and how to apply 

 1st June 2018

Impact of plant-microbial symbioses on global biogeochemical cycling and climate through Earth’s history

Dr Katie Field, Dr Benjamin Mills , Dr Sarah Batterman and Prof. Steve Banwart

Funded PhD for UK/EU candidates.

Details

Apply online

31st Jan 2018

Improving pest management in coffee plantations

Prof. Peter Urwin, Dr James McCarthy (Nestle)

BBSRC CASE PhD studentship for UK/EU candidates (must have 3 years residency in UK)

Details

Apply online

 31st Jan 2018

Alumni Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds and intend to fund your MSc by Research or PhD yourself, you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary.

Further information

 

Postgraduate Loan for MSc by Research

A UK governement scheme providing loans of up to £10,000 towards postgraduate study

Further information

 

 Leeds Doctoral Scholarships

The University of Leeds is accepting applications for our Doctoral Scholarships. There are a number of fully funded places for 2017 entry, available across all disciplines, open to UK and international applicants.

Successful applicants will receive payment to cover their University tuition fees up to three years, along with a maintenance grant matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,296 for 2016/17).

Available for all UK/EU and International

 

Closed for 2017

University Research Scholarship

Two PhD studentships for UK/EU candidates, providing fees and stipend for three years.

Details

How to apply

Closed for 2017