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Cancer Research UK funded PhD Studentship

Cancer Research UK funded PhD Studentship, University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is seeking applications for a four-year PhD studentship funded by Cancer Research UK. Candidates should be available to start in September 2016. The studentship is open to UK/EU students and will provide tuition fees (UK/EU rate) and a stipend (the stipend is £19,000 for session 2016/17).

Available projects:

A range of projects are available here.

Deadline for applications is 1 May 2015.


To be considered for this studentship to undertake a PhD, you must meet the eligibility criteria and submit an application by the deadline. The following criteria must be met:

  • Students will have, or expect to gain, a good first degree in a relevant subject. Due to the highly competitive nature of this studentship, we are only able to consider applicants with, or expecting, first class degrees (or equivalent if the degree was awarded outside of the UK).
  • Applicants applying should not already have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University English Language requirements. Please note if you are applying for a project in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, you will be required to meet a higher level which is detailed here.

How to apply:

Email the following supporting documentation to

  • Completed Faculty Scholarship Application Form indicating your chosen project.
  • Full Academic CV including referee details.
  • Transcript of marks so far or achieved in undergraduate degree.
  • Two references from academic referees, please ask your referees to send these references on your behalf, directly to:, by 3 June 2016. We may not be able to process your application if we do not receive references by this date.
  • If you have already applied for another scholarship within the Faculty of Medicine and Health using this application process, you will not need to apply again, please email: and confirm that you would like to be considered for this scholarship and provide details of the relevant project from the available list. The Graduate School will then add this information to your application.

Deadline for applications is 3 June 2016.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 27 June 2016.

Enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Graduate School (email: Informal enquiries regarding the research projects available should be directed to the supervisors of the appropriate project.