Imperial and ICR Clinical Academic Training Programme in Cancer Research

Call for Expressions of Interest


Imperial College and the ICR are pleased to invite expressions of interest for Clinical Academic Training Fellowships, starting in the 2020/21 academic year.

These prestigious fellowships aim to support the training of future clinical academic leaders in cancer research. They provide exceptional opportunity to expose clinical trainees to world-class training in fundamental cell and molecular biology, therapeutics, radiotherapy, surgery and also to convergence science through the CRUK Convergence Science Centre. This will provide clinical academics with the expertise to discover, develop and deliver the next generation of treatments, technologies and methodologies into clinical care.

NB: There is a strong preference for convergence science projects with a supervisory team reflecting diverse expertise. Further details can be found in the guidelines document.

Fellowships are typically three years in duration and provide the following:

  • A clinical salary
  • PhD registration fees at the UK/EU rate
  • Research running costs


Recruitment milestones and deadlines
MilestoneDeadline (all deadlines 17:00)
 Expression of interest submitted by potential supervisors  Monday 9 September 2019
 Candidates contact supervisors with whom they wish to develop a proposal  Monday 21 October 2019
 Full fellowship application submitted  Monday 16 December 2019
 Outcome of full application submission  January 2020
 Panel interviews held  February 2020
 Expected start date of fellows  September/October 2020
Information correct at time of publishing, but subject to change without notice.
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Expression of Interest (EOI) requirements

Potential supervisors should submit the following as an EOI:

  1. A broad project title/area
  2. A short paragraph outlining the project area, in general up 250-300 words is sufficient.
  3. Details of the supervisory team
  4. Any clinical specialties particularly required

EOIs should be submitted by email to

Successful submissions will be advertised on the Imperial/ICR websites and via external channels.

Further details and frequently asked questions can be found in the attached guidance document.