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Funded research opportunities

Applications are invited for a range of funded research studentships and awards. Studentships cover tuition fees and an annual stipend. They will be advertised here as and when they become available. Please check back regularly.


Available studentships/awards

Find out more about the Maudsley Philosophy Group Award

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Find out more about the 4 Year MRC-Sackler PhD fellowships in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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The objective of the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is to select motivated and curiosity-driven students and provide them with outstanding training, tailored flexibly to their individual needs and interests. We will equip them with the intellectual and technical skills that are needed for undertaking cutting-edge biomedical research and complement this with key transferable skills (including public engagement, business development and entrepreneurship) to ensure that they emerge as well-rounded scientists, prepared for their next career stage (whether in research or outside). Our excellent clinical setting will ensure all students benefit from an understanding of the context of medical research, helping develop scientists with a strong translational ethos.

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We regularly advertise details of available studentships here and on Keep an eye on this page to find out what's new. You may also want to take a look at the Centre for Doctoral Studies Funding Database.

Application process for studentships

Applying for a studentship follows a different process than applying for a PhD or MD(Res) course. Therefore please read the advert carefully to ensure you apply to the correct department and with correct funding code.

It is likely that you will have to make an online application but the project approval form may have already been completed by the supervisors. If this is the case, then if successful, all you will need to do is to sign the project approval form, to confirm you are happy with the project. Otherwise, you will work with the supervisors to complete the project form.

A project approval form has to be completed in all cases as the project has to be approved as suitable for a PhD and feasible in the time allowed. 

Should you have any queries about the PhD studentship application process, please contact the Postgraduate Research Administrator by emailing

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