Can I apply to the Programme if already registered for a PhD?
If you are already registered for a DPhil with funding available to support the full duration of this higher degree, you are not eligible to apply to this programme.
Do I need to apply for alternative/additional funding?
No, all studentships are fully funded by the Wellcome. There is no need to apply for additional funding to be considered for this PhD programme.
What information should I put in my Statement of Interest?
Please provide a one-page statement on your research interests and experience, career goals and how these fit with your preliminary project aspirations. Please state whether or not you would consider a fellowship based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute or the University of East Anglia.
Can I apply for an MPhil prior to starting my PhD?
The Wellcome will consider additional funding for a 1-year MPhil for Fellows who are interested in computational biology, epidemiology or public health in order to obtain the appropriate skills before starting their PhD and if this was appropriate to the research proposed.
Do I need to have a confirmed supervisor and/or project before applying?
No. This programme does encourage individuals who do not have a specific research project to experience different laboratories before making a choice of research project and supervisor; therefore, there is no requirement to have a pre-determined project proposal or supervisor in mind prior to application. Alternatively, individuals with a predetermined project and supervisor are also welcome to apply. In either case, candidates will be asked to describe their research plan or aspirations in detail at interview; and this will form part of the selection process.
Is it possible to continue some clinical work during my PhD?
Successful individuals are able to continue limited clinical work, usually maximum of one outpatient clinic per week.
Are dentists eligible to apply for this Programme?
No, only individuals qualified in clinical or veterinary medicine, i.e., doctors or vets, are eligible to apply.
Is the scheme open to clinicians who have completed clinical training (Consultant-level individuals)?
No, clinicians with CCT are not eligible to apply.
What if I have further questions?
Contact Teresa Wallman with questions about the PhD Programme itself, and the Board of Graduate Studies (email@example.com) for information about the University of Cambridge Graduate Application Portal.