Four-year PhD Programmes in Science
This scheme supports PhD programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland to train biomedical and public health researchers.
Scheme at a glance
Where your host organisation is based:
UK, Republic of Ireland
Type of researcher:
Basic, Public health
Level of funding:
Studentship stipends, fees and other costs
Duration of funding:
Usually 5 years
Who can apply
Your programme should be based at an eligible organisation in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.
The lead applicant should be the proposed director of the programme. This person should be an international leader in their field with a strong track record in postgraduate research training.
Your organisation can apply for more than one PhD programme if they're distinct from one another. If you’re thinking of doing this, please contact us first.
Applications for new programmes will be considered in competition with any existing programmes that apply for renewal.
What we're looking for
We’re looking for PhD programmes in leading academic research environments that will offer graduates high-quality, specialised and innovative training.
Four-year PhD Studentships in Science
PhD Programmes for Clinicians
If you're based outside London:
- Year 1: £19,919
- Year 2: £21,542
- Year 3: £23,298
- Year 4: £23,997
If you're based in London:
- Year 1: £22,278
- Year 2: £24,093
- Year 3: £26,057
- Year 4: £26,839
- PhD registration fees at the UK/EU student rate
- college fees (where required)
We provide five years’ support for a PhD programme. Your proposed PhD programme should usually have three to five students a year.
Each student recruited to a successful programme will be given:
The current call is now closed.
Stages of application
Submit your preliminary application
Assessment of your preliminary application
The PhD Programmes Committee will assess your preliminary application.
Submit your full application
If suitable, we’ll invite you to submit a full application.
External written peer review
We’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers, including members of our Peer Review College.
Assessment of full application
The PhD Programmes Committee will assess your full application. We’ll give you a decision within a month.
Find out about how we've worked with the funding community to develop principles and obligations setting out what we expect from those responsible for clinical training, trainees and funders across the UK.
- Republic of Ireland
You're not a clinically qualified researcher.
- Public health