The School of Clinical Medicine offers an array of funding opportunities for prospective postgraduates, These opportunities can be applied for via a number of different routes, so ensure you read the application details fully.
School of Clinical Medicine Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research (DTP in MR)
The Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine offers at least five studentships on their Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research (SCM DTP-MR), commencing in October 2022. Each studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of £18,000 p.a. and includes all course fees, plus a research training support grant. You can find more information about this studentship here
Medical Research Council iCASE
Five Industrial MRC CASE (iCASE) studentships will be available for doctoral study at Cambridge, to start in October 2022. Each studentship is fully-funded for four years with a stipend of £18,000 p.a, and includes all course fees, plus a research training support grant. You can find more information about this studentship, including how to apply here.
Medical Research Council – GSK EMINENT Programme
The Experimental Medicine Initiative to Explore New Therapies (EMINENT) is a unique partnership between UK academia and GSK to increase our understanding of disease mechanisms through experimental medicine. EMINENT represents a unique collaborative network, funded up to £8M by the MRC matched in-kind by GSK. Bringing together investigators from University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, the University of Newcastle, Imperial College London and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), with unprecedented access to GSK’s unlicenced clinic-ready asset portfolio to enable experimental medicine studies aimed at enhancing understanding of disease mechanisms and accelerating development of novel therapeutics for patients in under-served disease areas. PECAT provides the administrative support at Cambridge and posts are advertised here as they come online. For further information please click here.
NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Open to US citizens only – the NIH OxCam Scholars Program is a collaborative 4-year PhD doctoral programme for students seeking to pursue a career in biomedical research. You can find out more about NIH OxCam here.
The Cambridge Trust
The Cambridge Trust offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate students. You do not need to apply to the Trust directly for funding, rather a request for funding can be made as part of your application for admission to the University. You can find out more about The Cambridge Trust here.
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme offers full-cost scholarships to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. You can find out more about the programme here
Experimental Medicine Initiative (EMI) programme
The EMI offers fully funded PhD Studentship posts of 3-3½ years in length depending on the experience of the candidate. Funding for these posts is provided jointly by the EMI programme and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Centre, and covers the student’s stipend, university tuition and college fees as well as a fixed amount towards relevant education, training and travel. You can find out more about the EMI here.
Harding Distinguised Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
The Harding Scholars Programme offers at least 25 full-funded scholarships each year. The aim of the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme (HDPSP) is to support academically outstanding University of Cambridge PhD students from any part of the world, and in any discipline, to contribute to society by producing intellectually rigorous research which makes a positive difference to the academic community and beyond. You can find out more about the programme, including how to apply here.
PhD Programme for Health Professionals at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia
To be eligible to apply for the fellowships, you must be qualified in clinical, dental or veterinary medicine, or be a non-medical health professional registered with a national professional regulatory body in the UK (please see FAQs for eligibility). In addition, medical, dental and veterinary applicants must be in a training grade (i.e., not a Consultant, University Faculty or equivalent position). Up to seven fellowships are offered each year with a single round of admissions. Find out more here, including the eligibility criteria