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Cambridge MRC DTP - Industrial Strategy PhD Studentships

Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme
PhD Studentships

We are offering 10 fully funded PhD studentships commencing in October 2020 in four themes covering Population and Systems Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Molecular and Cellular Science, Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Examples of available projects can be found here.

The studentships provide an annual stipend of £18,000 for 3.5 years, University fees and research costs. The duration of the studentship allows for a funded period of write-up prior to thesis submission.

In addition to excellent research facilities, students will have access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities, many of which are offered through the Graduate School of Life Sciences and the wider University, and have the opportunity to apply for an additional 3 month funded external placement.

Cambridge MRC DTP - Industrial Strategy PhD Studentships


Academic requirements: At least a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent.

English language requirements: The University requires a high level of proficiency in English. For details, click here.

Nationality: Eligibility for the studentships is subject to MRC nationality and residence criteria. Click here for details.

How to apply

  • For information on available projects, follow the instructions on the Cambridge MRC DTP website.
  • You may select one theme and two projects from that theme. Once you have made your decision, proceed to the University online application portal.
  • Apply via the University online application portal. Click here for full details and instructions
  • The course name is MRC Doctoral Training Programme
  • As well as applying via a Research Council funding programme you are recommended to also apply simultaneously for a place direct with the relevant Department on a second application (also selecting ‘yes’ to the funding question on the ‘How to apply for Funding’ page). By doing so you will automatically be considered for a place and funding via the Department should you not be awarded a Research Council funded place.

For general enquiries, please email the Graduate Training Office [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 7th December 2019.

Interviews: week commencing 27th January 2020.

Please quote reference RA21281 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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