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Cambridge Institute for Medical Research


Information for prospective postgraduate students

There is currently no dedicated, Institute-funded postgraduate programme. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact a potential supervisor from CIMR’s Principal Investigators in the first instance.  If there is mutual interest, then funding and application options can be considered and developed. More information on the application process and University or College funding is found here: University funding for scholarships is, for example, available through the Cambridge Trust (, the Gates Cambridge Trust ( and the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships ( ).

In addition, competitive awards for postgraduate training fellowships can be obtained through several funding bodies, including government funded research councils such as the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and medical research charities.

There are further opportunities for clinical trainees as CIMR PIs participate in the 4 year Wellcome Trust PhD programme for clinical researchers and the University School of Clinical Medicine runs an MB/PhD programme.

For applications to the CIMR PhD in Medical Science the course code is MRMD22 and for a CIMR MPhil by research in Medical Science the course code is MDMRM2.

Please email Amanda Goldsmith (Postgraduate Students Administrator) at with any further questions.