If you have − or are currently taking − a medical degree, you must be able to do this studentship within your continuing professional training (as we provide a studentship stipend rather than a clinical salary).
A supervisor at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) organisation. The supervisor should hold a tenured or tenured-track position for the proposed period of the award and be willing to provide funding for you while you’re at the NIH.
During a Four-year PhD Studentship, students usually spend half their time at an academic organisation in the UK/Republic of Ireland and the other half of their time at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus at Bethesda (Maryland, USA).
A studentship may be held on a part-time basis.
We fund up to five Four-year PhD Studentships a year.
During the studentship, you’ll be integrated with the NIH Graduate Partnership Programme, which provides programmes, services and resources to help with your academic and career development.
UK/Republic of Ireland funding
The Wellcome Trust provides two years of funding to each student while they're based in a UK or Republic of Ireland laboratory. This includes:
If you're based outside London:
Year 1: £19,919
Year 2: £21,542
Year 3: £23,298
Year 4: £23,997
If you're based in London:
Year 1: £22,278
Year 2: £24,093
Year 3: £26,057
Year 4: £26,839
PhD registration fees at the UK/EU student rate
college fees (if required)
a contribution towards research costs.
The NIH provides two years of funding to each student while they’re in the USA. This includes financial support, travel costs and health care.