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Five 4-year Wellcome Trust studentships beginning in October.

Applications open: October
Application deadline: January
Interviews: January

This Programme involves a collaboration between the School of Clinical Medicine, the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, the Department of Pathology, the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry.

The major themes are cell and molecular biology (including structural and cell biology), immunity, infection and inflammation. The first year of training involves 3 practical mini-projects selected by the students. These are offered by research laboratories involved in each of the Programme themes, as well as literature-driven in-depth analyses of research topics relevant to the overall themes of the Programme. At the end of the first year, students are assessed formally for a Masters degree on the basis of a portfolio of written and practical laboratory projects. Students then choose a supervisor for their 3-year PhD thesis projects, which are carried out during years 2-4.

Further details of this varied and challenging course are available on the http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk/study/iai/ website.

Who can apply?

Students with or expecting to attain at least an upper second class honors degree are invited to apply.

When should I apply?

The application round opens in October and the closing date is in early January.
There is a single round of admissions each year. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applications at other times of the year.  

How do I apply?

Please complete this application form. The form must be returned in Word format.

You should include a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vitae and the names and email addresses of three academic referees (one of whom should have been a project supervisor).

Completed applications should be sent by email to


What funding does the Programme provide?

A starting stipend of approximately £19,919 per annum is offered.  The studentship will include research costs and tuition fees at the home/EU rate. 

Funding to meet the additional fees for overseas students may be available. 

When will interviews be held?

Interviews will be held on 23 January.

IF YOU DO NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN 2 WEEKS FROM THE CLOSING DATE, PLEASE ASSUME YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERVIEW

Any questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions page or email Amanda Goldsmith, Programme Administrator, at phdadmin@cimr.cam.ac.uk