During this first pilot year, a total of four PhD scholarships will be available in 2023. Cancer Research UK’s plan to grow the programme over time and will review it to consider expanding eligibility to other groups which are also under-represented in our research community.
What is funded?
You will be provided with:
A fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship (non-clinical) according to our standard PhD funding rates* including stipend, research consumables and UK home tuition fees.
A place on one of the doctoral training programmes at a CRUK Centre.
A comprehensive programme of mentoring, career support, leadership training and networking – led by the Windsor Fellowship and Black in Cancer, in addition to the support provided by the CRUK Centres, to drive your career forward and realise your full potential to beat cancer.
Our programme is aimed at students from Black heritage backgrounds pursuing a PhD in cancer-related fields.
This scheme is open to people who self-identify as being from a Black heritage background, including a mixed background, for example: Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or other Black backgrounds).
You must also meet the general entry requirements for the PhD programme at a CRUK Centre, which typically include:
Hold or expect to graduate with a first or upper-second class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (or equivalent from a non-UK university).
Have appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, an undergraduate or masters degree course in a relevant subject.
Meet English language requirements as set by host institution.
Windsor Fellowship is working with University College London (UCL) to provide a undergraduate scholarship that reduces financial barriers and improves representation of students from Black or mixed Black ethnic backgrounds within the department.
UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship
The Windsor Fellowship, in partnership with University College London (UCL), is offering fully funded PhD scholarships aimed at developing and supporting the next generation of academics in higher education.
Mentoring plays a vital role in guiding and shaping futures of young people. It can be very self-fulfilling, broadening scope and understanding for both parties.
Heritage Fund Graduate Traineeship Programme
The Heritage Fund has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to run this new programme, offering Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic graduates a paid traineeship.
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