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PhD funding and undergraduate opportunities

We support the most promising students and clinicians with high-quality, well-funded, postgraduate research training, and provide promising undergraduates with hands-on research experience in the biomedical sciences.

PhD opportunities for clinicians
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Clinical PhD Programmes
Support the most promising medically qualified clinicians who wish to undertake rigorous research training.

Research Training Fellowships
Provide support for medical, dental and veterinary or clinical psychology graduates who have little or no research training, but who wish to develop a long-term career in academic medicine.

Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Programmes
For high-quality integrated research training programmes for clinicians in translational medicine and therapeutics.
PhD opportunities for basic scientists
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Four-year PhD Studentship Programmes
Provide high-quality, well-funded, postgraduate research training over a four-year period.

Wellcome Trust and NIH Four-year PhD Studentships
Provide support for collaborative PhD training between laboratories in the UK/RoI and the NIH in Bethesda.
PhD programmes
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Wellcome Trust four-year PhD programmes
Support for four-year PhD programmes in academic institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Wellcome Trust PhD programmes for clinicians
Support for innovative PhD programmes that will train the clinical academics of the future, through association with recognised centres of academic research and clinical excellence.
Undergraduate support
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Biomedical Vacation Scholarships
Provide promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research for up to eight weeks during the summer vacation.

For information about applying to the Trust, Grant Conditions, eligibility and deadlines, see Application information.

Current grantholders should see Managing a grant.

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