The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund up to two PhD Graduate Studentships commencing in October 2019. These may be held in any relevant department within the University or affiliated institutes. The studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research.
The Graduate studentships will be fully funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three or four years of full-time research depending on academic background, and are open to UK, EU and overseas students.
The Centre is also willing to consider hosting students for the PhD who have already secured independent funding.
DURATION OF AWARD
The funds for this post are available for 3 or 4 years in the first instance.
HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
Two (2) PhD studentships.
IS SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL?
The Graduate Studentships at University of Cambridge are awarded yearly international graduate students. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.
Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities funding scholarship require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities funding scholarships are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university while some other universities automatically award scholarships to international students whom have an admission offer of a place in the university.
International applicants from all countries are eligible to apply for Graduate studentships at Cambridge.
WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?
Scholarships can be taken at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK).
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class honours degree in a relevant biological subject. Applicants holding a Masters degree will also be welcome to apply for a 3-year studentship. For overseas students the minimum undergraduate GPA for entrance into the University is 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and those for whom English is not their native language should see the Board of Graduate Studies’ guidelines regarding Competence in English. Research students are initially admitted without being registered for a particular degree, and are only registered for the PhD on satisfactory completion of a report at the end of their first year of study.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants are encouraged to make initial informal enquiries of individual members of the Centre regarding projects on offer at https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/projects. Once you have identified a potential supervisor and project you should make a formal application as follows: Send a curriculum-vitae, a half-page personal statement outlining your motivation for research at the Centre, two confidential academic references in sealed envelopes, and, if possible, a transcript of your undergraduate results to:
Centre for Trophoblast Research,
Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK.
Please note that candidates will also need to apply separately for admission through the University central system: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpdpdpdn/apply.
All elements of the application for Fully Funded Graduate Studentships at University of Cambridge must arrive by 14 December 2018, and incomplete applications cannot be considered.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone towards the end of January 2019.