Crucial to our strategy is the training of the next generation of convergence scientists who will become world leaders in cancer research. Opportunities are available for clinical and non-clinical PhD training.

Non-Clinical PhD Training Programme

Non-clinical PhDs in convergence science are supported by the CRUK Convergence Science Centre, which exposes trainees to cutting-edge research across both institutions through joint supervision from ICR and Imperial academics. A bespoke training programme equips trainees with the skills and knowledge to work successfully across disciplinary boundaries.

CRUK Clinical Academic Training (CAT) Programme

In 2019, Imperial and the ICR successfully won a joint CRUK Clinical Academic Training Programme, which supports four intercalated PhDs (iPhDs) and four Clinical Research Training Fellows per annum. Our unique iPhD in convergence cancer research is for exceptional medical undergraduates who wish to include a PhD as part of their degree course. Projects are intended to be multidisciplinary in nature with supervisors from Imperial and the ICR. The Clinical Research Training Fellowship pathway supports outstanding medics to become world leading clinical academics.