PhD scholarship opportunities

Our PhD scholarships are available to UK applicants applying to study a PhD within the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC).

Doctoral research students in LITAC will develop the ability to pursue research that advances the disciplines of textile technology, textile and fashion design, polymer science, and colour science and technology to find solutions to global challenges using advanced research tools and techniques.

They will learn how to derive implications from their research results and communicate their findings to policy makers, practitioners, academics and industrial partners.

Available PHD scholarships

Application deadline Friday 24 February.

These are highly competitive scholarships, consisting of the award of fees with an annual maintenance grant of £17,688 for three years, plus training expenses, in order to support doctoral research students and enable them to develop skills in analysing different types of data using a range of techniques and approaches.

The Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary international research institute co-founded in 2021 by The Clothworkers’ Company and the University of Leeds.

LITAC is building on a unique heritage of nearly 150 years of teaching and research in colour and textiles. As a collaborative international research Institute, we apply our expertise, working together with external partners, both industrial and academic from across the world, to address global challenges and ensure sustainable development in textile and colour industries.

How to apply

All candidates will be assessed, and selection is based on academic merit.

For further details about each Scholarship opportunity, and how to apply, please see the project list above.

For more information, please email the Graduate School Office at