Our new clinical PhD programmes

We are funding seven new clinical PhD programmes across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The latest programmes build on our five existing clinical PhD programmes, and include networks in the South West and North of England, and a partnership between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

All the programmes will be recruiting students this autumn to start in 2017. Information about individual programmes, including how to apply, will be made available on the institutions’ websites.

New programmes

Existing programmes

We recognise the importance of a mixed economy in funding for clinical research training and so we have entered a partnership with the Medical Research Council (MRC) to increase the funding available for clinical PhDs via the MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship scheme.

By providing additional standalone fellowships in partnership with the MRC we can ensure there are funding opportunities for excellent individuals, wherever in the UK they are based. There will be more details about this scheme on the MRC website in due course. 

Last year our Director, Jeremy Farrar, set out plans for refreshing our offer to clinicians.

More details about our new clinical fellowship scheme are available on our Clinical Research Career Development Fellowships scheme page.

If you have any queries about the changes to our clinical research funding, please email sciencegrants@wellcome.ac.uk.