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King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) iCollaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships in Biomedical Sciences

King’s College London MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) iCollaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships in Biomedical Sciences

Application Deadline: Thursday 18 November 2021, 23:59 GMT

King's College London are seeking students of academic excellence to join our Health Faculties.

Health is a dominant and unifying theme at King’s College London which is internationally recognised for excellence in biomedical and health research and training. King’s is the academic partner of King’s Health Partners, one of the UK’s leading Academic Health Sciences Centres.

Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships

Three 4 year fully funded PhD positions are available for September 2022 entry, with successful candidates joining the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. They will start their PhD project immediately in September 2022 and will participate in all other training and cohort activities of the MRC DTP.

About Us

The objective of our Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is to select motivated and curiosity-driven students and provide them with outstanding training, tailored flexibly to their individual needs and interests. We will equip them with the intellectual and technical skills that are needed for undertaking cutting-edge biomedical research and complement this with key transferable skills (including public engagement, business development and entrepreneurship) to ensure that they emerge as well-rounded scientists, prepared for their next career stage (whether in research or outside). Our excellent clinical setting will ensure all students benefit from an understanding of the context of medical research, helping develop scientists with a strong translational ethos.


iCASE projects are a collaboration between an academic institution and a commercial or non-academic partner; offering a unique opportunity to receive high quality research training that bridges academic and industry partners. The MRC DTP are recruiting to three PhD projects tackling key strategic skills shortages:

  • MRCDTP2022_iCASE1: Retinoid receptor modulators as novel disease-modifying therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease
  • MRCDTP2022_iCASE2: Development of inhalable platelet-based therapy for treatment of acute lung injury
  • MRCDTP2022_iCASE3: Integrating polygenic risk scores with clinical drug development


Each studentship is fully funded for 4 years including tuition fees, a tax-free stipend of £20,109 (2021/22 rate) and a generous annual allowance of £6,700 for research consumables and conference travel.

Residency Eligibility

Home, EU and international students are all eligible to apply. We have funding available for up to 30% of our cohort for EU and international applicants.

Academic Qualification Requirements

The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience and potential to undertake a research degree.

The minimum entrance qualification is an Upper Second Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance requirements may be admitted if they hold an alternative qualification of an equivalent or higher level in a relevant subject, or can prove relevant professional experience which demonstrates that the applicant can follow and complete the programme.

Application Clinic Event

Interested in pursuing a PhD with the MRC DTP?

We are hosting an online application clinic on Tuesday 2 November 2021 starting at 17:00pm (GMT). To register a place at this event, please fill in your details on the form. Booking will close 3 hours before the event start time.

How to Apply

To apply to the MRC DTP iCASE Studentships visit our webpages to submit an online application via King’s Apply. Further information can be found on our 'How to Apply' and 'Frequently asked Questions' pages.

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