St George’s, University of London and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offers the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the UK for the 2023/24 academic session.
The London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC LID) is a partnership between St George’s, University of London (SGUL) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), which started in 2015. This DTP is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
MRC LID brings together two outstanding specialist schools to provide integrated skills training to develop a cohort of biomedical and public health scientists with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to UK and global medical research.
Worth of Award
For the duration of the award each MRC LID Studentship will provide :
- tuition fees at the UKRI Studentship rate +
- annual stipend at the UKRI Studentship rate with London weighting +
- additional support for research and training.
MRC LID Studentships are set at the UKRI Studentship rates. All amounts are shown at the full-time rate. These are pro-rated for periods of registration and mode of study.
- Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain before September 2022, an undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK) in a relevant area.
- Ideally, the DTP would expect applicants to hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. Where applicants hold a 2.2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent), they should very clearly show their relevant prior experience and skills, and their suitability to undertake a PhD, in their application to provide a competitive comparison.
- Those applying for +4 Studentships should also preferably hold, or expect to obtain, a relevant Masters, or have a combination of relevant qualifications and experience which demonstrates equivalent ability and attainment. This may include a period of employment or internship in a relevant environment. Both transcripts and employment history will be reviewed.
- Some projects have more specific requirements. These are outlined in the project’s detailed information under the relevant Projects List.
- UK and international applicants can apply for these studentships.
English Language Proficiency
- International students may be required to show that they meet the English language requirements of their primary institution (where their proposed supervisor is based).
How to Apply
To apply for 2022-23 MRC LID Studentships, applicants are asked to provide the following documents:
- A completed 2022-23 MRC LID Studentships Application Form
- A completed 2022-23 MRC LID Equal Opportunities Form
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- PhD project proposal
- Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (photo page only)
via the LSHTM Scholarships Online Application Portal.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all the necessary documents are uploaded to the LSHTM Scholarships Online Application Portal prior to submission, and before the application deadline. It is not possible to upload documents once the application has been submitted via the portal and incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.
Deadline: The deadline to submit a preliminary application is January 15, 2023.