Graduate programme

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Clinical PhD Fellowships now available

We currently have funding for two Clinical PhD Fellowships, registered at the University of Cambridge, to be taken up by early 2016.

The PhD Fellowships are for 3 years and provide funding for:

  • A clinical salary, in accordance with recognised UK clinical academic scales
  • Payment of University and College fees
  • Research expenses
  • Travel allowance

Further information and a list of potential projects.

Application deadline: Monday 6th July 2015

The application process for the Institute's 4-year PhD Programme for the 2015 intake is now closed.

Applications for the 2016 intake will open in October 2015.

Joint PhD programme opportunities are also available, see Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine. This University of Cambridge PhD programme can support positions jointly supervised at the Sanger Institute. The application process for the 2015 intake is now closed.

The Sanger Institute is a partner institute in the University of Cambridge BBSRC DTP PhD Programme. The application process for the 2015 intake is now closed.

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OverviewWe aim to nurture the next generation of world class genome biologists and clinicians. Find out more about graduate opportunities


Clinical PhD programme

Clinical PhD programmeClinical fellowships are available for applicants who exhibit academic excellence and the potential to pursue a career in academic medicine


Training opportunities

Training opportunitiesWe offer training opportunities for all our students: from scientific and computer courses to courses in communication and writing skills


Student life

Student lifeRead testimonials from a current and a former 4-year PhD student. Learn about what it's like to study and socialise at the Institute


4-Year PhD programme

4-Year PhD programmeWe believe that a 4-year PhD programme provides the best training opportunities. Learn more about our 4-year programme


University of Cambridge affiliation

University of Cambridge affiliationThe Institute is affiliated with the University of Cambridge as a 'University Partner Institution'. All our graduate students are registered at the University


Supervision and monitoring

Supervision and monitoringEach student is supervised by a member of the Institute's Faculty, our students also benefit from a supervisor from outside the Institute


Equality and diversity

Equality and diversityThe Institute values the diversity of its employees, students, visitors and collaborators and provides equality of opportunity in recruitment, training, promotion and career management


Contact Us

Graduate Programme Office
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
CB10 1SA


Tel: +44 (0)1223 834244
Fax: +44 (0)1223 494919

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