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CRUK Manchester Centre Non-Clinical Studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships

CRUK Manchester Centre Non-Clinical Studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Online applications are now open for CRUK-funded 2022 Non-Clinical Studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs), including CRTFs jointly supervised by the University of Manchester and the University of Leeds. Projects will be supervised by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and basic scientists utilising a Team Science approach. Our PhD programmes are underpinned by four educational cornerstones: training environment (facility infrastructure and intellectual stimulation); career mentorship; networking and engagement skills; and pastoral & institutional support. Applicants can read about our current trainees in our MCRC-CRUK Manchester Centre Training & Education Newsletter and on our Researcher Stories page.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Centre

Established in 2013, before becoming a designated Major Centre in 2015, the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Manchester Centre is a translational research centre that unites basic, translational and clinical research to deliver cancer precision for all. Research is prioritised across five distinct research themes across key disease sites. The CRUK Manchester Centre is led by Professor Robert Bristow.

Alongside Manchester-based Non-Clinical Studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs), Fellowships are offered that are jointly supervised between the University of Manchester and University of Leeds. Leeds-Manchester CRTFs are part of our CRUK Clinical Academic Training Award-funded strategic partnership in academic pathology and clinical trials. All trainees will apply to and register at the university of their lead supervisor. Leeds-Manchester CRTFs will spend time at both institutions.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)

CRUK Manchester Centre postgraduate researchers are welcomed into a world-leading cancer sciences research environment at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC). The MCRC is a unique partnership founded in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Since its creation, the MCRC partnership has since expanded to encompass cancer research activities across Manchester, driving a consistent, compatible and integrated cancer research strategy with the ultimate aim of creating a future free from the burden of cancer.

CRUK Manchester Centre Non-Clinical Studentships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s approach to cancer research spans the full spectrum of combating the disease. The University of Manchester’s medical research ranges from understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cancer to the development and testing of novel drugs and other therapeutic approaches. Through nursing, psychology and policy work, solutions to the physical, emotional and economic impacts of cancer are researched and put into practice across the University.

Non-Clinical Studentships (Manchester)

Candidates are expected to hold (or be about to obtain) at least a bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a minimum Upper Second class, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in a relevant subject area.

The Studentship will provide:

  • project running expenses
  • a non-taxable annual stipend of £19,000 per annum
  • full coverage of University PhD fees at the UK fee rate (please see below for funding information for international candidates)

Funding is available for four years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Part-time awards cannot be less than 50% of full time.

Clinical Research Training Fellowships (Manchester) and Clinical Research Training Fellowships (Leeds-Manchester)

We offer a broad range of Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs), including CRTFs jointly funded between the University of Manchester and University of Leeds as part of our strategic partnership in academic pathology and clinical trials.

Candidates must be post-registration clinicians and ideally have a specialist post in a related subject. The Fellowship will provide:

  • project running expenses
  • an appropriate salary in line with the applicant’s current salary and grade
  • full coverage of University PhD fees at the UK fee rate (please see below for funding information for international candidates)

Funding is available for three years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. In exceptional circumstances CRTFs may be four years full-time. Part-time awards cannot be less than 50% of full time.

Funding Information for International Candidates

The University of Manchester aims to support the most outstanding applicants from outside the UK. Funding for our CRUK programmes will cover UK tuition fees and stipend only but a limited number of scholarships will be offered to enable full studentships/Fellowships to be awarded to international applicants. These full studentships/Fellowships for international applicants applying via the University of Manchester will only be awarded to exceptional quality applicants, due to the competitive nature of this scheme. These are available for Leeds-Manchester CRTFs only where the lead supervisor is a Manchester staff member.

Further Details

For a list of all CRUK-funded projects on offer, details on how to apply and full eligibility requirements, please visit our website: www.crukcentre.manchester.ac.uk/research-opportunities

Details of all cancer-related training opportunities across the MCRC and its partners can be found here: www.mcrc.manchester.ac.uk/study/training-in-manchester

Deadline for receipt of online applications is 26 November 2021.

Interviews will be held in Manchester for all projects (with virtual attendance also possible) on 14 January 2022.


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