The Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health invite applications for their four-year PhD studentships. These enable postgraduate students to undertake international, collaborative PhD training based in both a UK or Republic of Ireland academic institution and the intramural campus of NIH at Bethesda, Maryland, US.
Students will undertake a collaborative project and be co-mentored by supervisors at both locations. It is envisioned that the student will spend an equal amount of time in both laboratories, although the specific division of time will be dictated by the nature of the research project.
Applicants should be UK or EEA nationals who have, or are in their final year and are expected to obtain, a first- or upper-second-class honours degree or an equivalent EEA graduate qualification. Candidates must have a suitable doctoral supervisor at an eligible academic host institution in the UK or RoI as well as a suitable supervisor at a NIH institute.
Trust funding will provide support for the student’s stipend, PhD fees, college fees and a contribution towards research costs. The NIH award will include a level of financial support and travel costs commensurate with that provided to other graduate students in NIH training programmes. Up to five studentships are available annually.
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