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King's IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship 2019-20

The King’s IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship was established in January 2017, through a generous philanthropic donation, to support masters and PhD scholarships in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). The IoPPN is a leading centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe. It is one of the top 25 higher education institutions in the world, and ranked 1st in Europe for Psychiatry & Psychology. 

What is the King’s IoPPN Clinician Investigator Scholarship?

The scholarships are aimed at encouraging current MBBS students and GKT Medical School Alumni to pursue research in the area of mental health and neurosciences. This scholarship will be awarded based on merit.  

The scholarships are available for all full-time Home/EU fee status students undertaking masters and PhD programmes in the IoPPN, starting in Sept 2019.

Each student will receive a £20,000 scholarship, for the duration of their studies, per year.

Am I eligible?

For the Masters’ Programmes, applicants must:

  • have submitted an application to a MSc at the IoPPN;

  • be a graduate of GKT School of Medicine or its affiliates, or if an undergraduate, must have completed at least 3 years of their MBBS course, and have undertaken a clinical attachment in either psychiatry or neurology;

  • or be a current MBBS students, MSc students/alumni and GKT Medical School Alumni;

  • agree to provide an end of year report and a letter of thanks to the donor and attend events where necessary.

  • provide a written personal statement (up to 1000 words) including:

  • why they wish to undertake this course of study;

  • an example of a piece of academic work (e.g. a scientific publication or clinical report) that they have          undertaken;

  • evidence of strong academic ability.

For the PhD/MD (Res) Programmes, applicants must:

  • have firmly accepted an offer of a studentship at the IoPPN or have had a proposal for a PhD or MD(Res) approved by the relevant KCL/IoPPN Higher Degrees committee:

  • be a graduate of GKT School of Medicine, or be about to graduate, or be an intercalating MBBS student at GKT (PhD only);

  • or be a current MBBS students, MSc students/alumni and GKT Medical School Alumni;

  • agree to provide end of year reports annually during the course of your study and a letter of thanks to the donor on completion of your degree and attend events where necessary;

  • provide an outline of your research proposal;

  • provide a written personal statement (up to 1500 words) including:

  • why you wish to undertake a research degree in the fields of psychiatry/psychology/neuroscience

  • an example of a piece of academic work (eg a scientific publication or clinical report) that you have           undertaken.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Provided your application form has been accurately completed and the appropriate documentary evidence supplied, you will be notified of the decision before 31 Aug 2019.  

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

How do I apply?

Please download an application form here.

The deadline to submit is 30 June 2019.

Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the Scholarship scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.


The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2019-20 academic year.


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