Clinical Research Fellowships in Cambridge University 2023

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £35,254 to £61,042
Hours: Full Time

Brief Description About CRUK

The CRUK Cambridge Centre is a dynamic collaboration of Cambridge-based academic researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. To pioneer new ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer, we combine world-class science and technology with excellent patient care. We are breaking down barriers between the laboratory and the clinic by collaborating across disciplines, allowing patients to benefit from the most recent advances in cancer science.


Information for clinical student applicants for 2023 entry

Applications for entry in 2023 will open on the 1st of October 2022 and closes on the 15th of November 2022.


Clinical Research Training Fellowships leading to a Ph.D. are now accepting applications. The Fellowships are open to medically qualified individuals who are completing their specialist training in any clinical discipline and wish to pursue a Ph.D. in order to pursue an academic career in any field of cancer research. Eligibility to practice clinically in the United Kingdom is a required qualification.

Fellowships will be available in member research groups of the CRUK Cambridge Centre in 2023. ACED (International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection) funds one fellowship, which is dedicated to Early Cancer Detection research.

Expected Academic Standard

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Good II. I Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

This is a highly-competitive program and its expected that most applicants will have a first-class degree from a well-regarded University. However, students with good II. I degree, with additional relevant experience, may also be considered.


How To Apply

An application is only considered complete when:

  • You’ve submitted your application and supporting documents through the Applicant Portal, and you’ve paid the application fee, if applicable. See here for more information on application fees and which courses require them.
  • Your referees have provided their contact information.
  • You will be unable to submit your application if you miss the deadlines specified in this section.
  • Applicants must upload a personal statement outlining why they are interested in the CRUK CC MRes/Ph.D. studentship in addition to the application form.

In this statement, please include where you saw the studentships advertised.

Applicants will select their preferred projects (first and second choices), and short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview to discuss their career goals and preferred Ph.D. projects.

Cancer Research UK and ACED fund CRUK Cambridge Centre Clinical Research Fellowships, which provide clinicians with funds to pursue a full-time, three-year Ph.D. degree. This includes a clinical salary, a generous allowance for consumables, and University Composition Fees at the Home rate. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply for these positions and are usually eligible for the reduced staff University Composition Fee (UCF). This is one-third of the full- or part-time Home Student UCF for all qualifying students, regardless of whether they are UK or Overseas.


Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview on January 9, 2023. You will be interviewed by a panel of CRUK Cambridge Centre Principal Investigators and given the opportunity to visit the relevant Department(s) or Institute(s) for your chosen project (s). Before the formal interview, we strongly encourage informal interaction between short-listed candidates and the Principal Investigators and their laboratories.

Fellowships are typically expected to begin on October 1, 2023.

Fixed-term: The funds for this position are initially available for three years.

An Honorary Clinical Contract is required for this appointment.

This is a joint appointment between the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“NHS Trust”). As a result, they will also issue you an Honorary Clinical Contract.


Official Website

It is advised you visit the official program website (link below) for more details and to kickstart your application


Watch the video below for step by step guide on how to apply

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