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PhD eligibility and application information

Admissions to all ICR research degree programmes are governed by the ICR Admissions Policy (PDF)


How to apply

Applicants and supervisors make joint applications for studentships based on a project developed together. There are a number of three-year clinical training fellowships available.  The process for applying is:

1. Look at the list of supervisors and projects to identify those of interest.

2. Email the supervisor directly to indicate your interest in preparing a joint proposal. Email addresses for contacting the supervisors listed are in the following format: [email protected] or [email protected]. Send your CV and the names and email addresses of two referees and a brief covering letter to the supervisor and please also copy your email to [email protected]. Please contact them by email and not by phone as soon as possible to allow time for your application to be considered.

Deadline 1: The deadline for applications to supervisors is Friday 27 April.

3. Supervisors will select one candidate and invite them to make a joint application. Unfortunately because of the volume of applications we receive it will not be possible to contact all applicants to advise them if they have been unsuccessful. 

4. If you are selected by a supervisor to move to the next stage of the application process you will be asked to complete a Clinical Research Training Fellowship application form, which will be completed jointly with the supervisor.

Deadline 2: The deadline for full applications is Monday 4 June 2018.

5. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a panel interview on Monday 25 June 2018. References will be taken up at this point. 

If you would like any further information please email the Registry.


To be eligible for registration, candidates must have either:

  • obtained the MB BS degrees of the University of London or some other registerable primary qualification in Medicine, and be eligible for full registration or hold limited registration with the General Medical Council; or
  • obtained the BDS degree of the University of London and/or be eligible for registration with the General Dental Council; and 
  • have clinical experience relevant to the post.

In addition it is desirable for candidates to have both:

  • research experience relevant to the post
  • a national training number or be eligible for one

Download the ICR admissions policy (PDF) for more information.


The funding will provide a salary paid at the clinical salary scale, research expenses, contribution towards travel and towards general training needs.

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