We are pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships from candidates wishing to carry out research under one of our three priority themes: brain and spinal cord tumours, acquired brain and spinal cord injury, and headache and facial pain.
We would like to receive applications from prospective students - both clinical and non-clinical - planning to embark upon a PhD in Autumn 2023, focused on one of the three priority areas outlined below.
The application deadline is midday on Thursday 10th November 2022.
We want to fund hypothesis-driven pre-clinical or clinical research that addresses the fundamental mechanisms and therapy of:
In partnership with the Neurosciences Foundation, we are offering an additional studentship this year. The Daphne Merrills Studentship is open to candidates who will be based at a Scottish research institute and focused on the brain tumour glioblastoma.
All applications fitting this remit will be considered for the Daphne Merrills Studentship, and will follow the same assessment process as all other applications.
The maximum award is £125,000 outside London or £130,000 in London. This includes student stipend, tuition fees at the Home level, direct research costs, and an allowance to support participation in scientific meetings and conferences.
For clinical candidates, the stipend can be used to support a salary at the appropriate clinical level, however the balance of funds will need to be obtained from other sources.
Applications must be submitted via our research portal. Please read the guidance notes in full and familiarise yourself with the system so that you know exactly what is required and are able to submit all components by the 10th November deadline.
We expect the research proposal to be developed by the candidate, in collaboration with their proposed supervisor.
Applications will be reviewed and short-listed by the members of our Scientific Advisory Panel. The Panel will consider the applicant's academic track record, previous research experience, and future academic potential as well as the merits of the research proposal and the training environment.
Short-listed research proposals will be subject to external peer review - and will be judged on scientific merit, originality, and the potential for impact.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in February 2023 with our Scientific Advisory Panel. Interviews are expected to take place in person in London.
Further details can be found in the guidance notes below: