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PhD Studentships

Funder Call Application deadline

Alzheimer's Research UK

PhD scholarships Deadline:  4 October 2023
Alzheimer's Society PhD studentships 

Deadline:  14 July 2023 (expressions of interest)

Deadline: 15 September 2023 (full application)

British Heart Foundation 

Non-clinical PhD studentships 

Deadline:  No closing date.  Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

British Pharmacological Society PhD studentships 

Deadline:  31 October 2023

British Skin Foundation PhD studentships  Deadline:  3 July 2023

Cancer Research UK

PhD studentships  Deadline:  No closing date. Applications can be submitted throughout the year.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development PhD studentships  Deadline:  21 February 2024
Diabetes UK PhD studentships  Deadline: 31 August 2023
Fisheries Society of the British Isles PhD studentships Deadline: 27 January 2024
Kidney Research UK PhD studentships Deadline: TBC
Motor Neurone Disease Association PhD studentships Deadline: TBC
Medical Research Council PhD studentships Deadline: 5 May 2024
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research PhD studentships Deadline: 17 July 2023
Psoriasis Association PhD studentships Deadline: 1 December 2023


  1. Notify the Biology Research Office at and the Research Focus Lead of the application at least four weeks prior to the deadline.
  2. Complete a PhD Studentship Peer Review form (MS Word , 41kb) and send to the Biology Research Office. Submit the proposal for peer review.
  3. Complete a Pre-award project authorisation form (MS Excel , 18kb) and send to the Biology Research Office along with a copy of the application for the Head of Department to sign off at least two weeks prior to the deadline.
  4. You will be notified when the application has been approved and you can then submit.
  5. Inform the Biology Research Support Office of the outcome of the application. We will then advise on post award administration.
  6. Advertising your PhD studentship.

Contact us

Jane McCarthy - Research Facilitator - ext 8502
Marie Fleming - Research Support Officer - ext 8655