Applications for the 2018 Crick Ph.D Programme at Francis Crick Institute


The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Ph.D Eligibility
• Hold or expect to gain a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
• Have appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, a university degree course and/or a Masters degree in a relevant subject

PhD Funding
All students starting on the Crick PhD programme, irrespective of nationality, will be awarded a tax-free stipend to cover the cost of living. University tuition fees will also be covered. Funding is available from the following sources:
• Crick Studentships. Students of all nationalities are eligible for these studentships.
• Crick/Imperial College London, Crick/King's College London and Crick/UCL Joint Studentships. Students awarded joint studentships will work on a collaborative PhD project. They will follow the Crick PhD programme and be based between the Crick and their research group at Imperial College London, King's College London or UCL. Most of these joint Crick-University studentships are open to students of all nationalities, however some may have restrictions. Details of any specific eligibility requirements will be on the specific project page.
• External funding: Some PhD projects are supported by external funding. Details of any arising eligibility requirements will be noted on the specific project page.

Registering to apply
• You must register online and activate your account before you can fill in the application form. When you have registered you will be sent an activation link by email.
• You will be asked to provide a valid email address - please type this in carefully as the account activation link will be sent to this email address. Please note that these emails sometimes get blocked by email/university security systems or end up in spam folders, so please check your spam/junk folder.
• Please make sure that your email address is one that you will check regularly throughout the application process as this will be how we will contact you.

Completing the application form
The online application form has 11 sections: Personal Details, Project Choice, Education, Experience, Statement, Other Details, References, Equal Opps, Declaration, Ask A Question/Messages, and Candidate Instructions.

You can move from section to section by clicking on the left-hand links. You can save your progress so you can return to and complete the form at a later date. However, if you move to a new section of the form without completing all required fields and hitting the 'save' button, changes will be lost.

The deadline for applications to the 2018 Crick PhD programme is 12:00 noon (GMT) on Monday 19 March 2018, when the online application site will close. However, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible, to allow sufficient time for your referees to supply their references.  Please note that the deadline for references is Sunday 25 March 2018.

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