President’s PhD Scholarships


The Department of Medicine is looking for talented students for the President’s PhD Scholarship. Please note that we do not support funding for overseas students applying to this scheme. For further information, please see the College website.

‌‌2017/18 full-time Home/EU fees are £5,650  per annum and Overseas fees are £36,500 per annum. It should be noted that supervisors may charge an additional ‘bench fee’ from sponsors to cover the costs of laboratory expenses (consumables and equipment) for postgraduate research projects.

Funding is often secured through Wellcome Trust or MRC DTP Fellowships. Further information about this funding (and specific projects studying under the supervision of Department of Medicine supervisors who have obtained funding) are advertised below.


Three- or four-year MRC-funded PhD Studentships

MRC Research Studentships enable graduates with excellent honours degrees to undertake a three- to four-year training programme, that includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD.


The Wellcome Trust four-year PhD Training Programme in the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Infection

A particular strength of Imperial College lies in the field of Infection research, in which there is a rich and diverse portfolio of expertise with internationally competitive groups working within many Divisions and Departments. It is for this reason that the College developed the Molecular & Cellular Basis of Infection as the scientific theme for this Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme.


Translational Medicine Training Fellowship Programme

The Translational Medicine Training (TMT) Fellowship Programme at Imperial College, funded by the Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline, is designed to train the next generation of clinical scientists in Experimental Medicine.

A central theme is the development and application of new tools of clinical investigation to test hypotheses about human pathophysiology and evaluate new treatments in vivo. Because of the high density of state-of-the-art PET and MRI equipment at the Hammersmith Campus, there is a strong emphasis on the use of clinical imaging. For further information please see Translational Medicine Training Fellowship Programme.


Division of Immunology and Inflamation is offering a PhD Studentship:

Regulation of inflamatory bowel disease by TPL- 2 Kinase

We invite applications for a Department of Medicine-funded PhD studentship to investigate the function of TPL-2 kinase complex in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the laboratory of Professor Steve Ley for further informaion pease see Regulation of inflammatory bowel disease by TPL-2 kinase


Auchi PhD Programme

Applications are invited for one Clinical PhD Fellowship and one Non-Clinical PhD Studentship in the Centre for Inflammatory Disease within the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London, based at Hammersmith Campus.

These are open to basic scientists (studentships) or medical trainees (fellowships) and will be allocated depending on the quality of the applicants. Funding for fees and an annual stipend is available for the non-clinical PhD studentship, and fees and a salary is available for the clinical PhD fellowship. For the non-clinical PhD studentships, please apply to Anjli Jagpal (a.jagpal@imperial.ac.uk) with the information requested in the attached. For a clinical fellowship, please apply via the College jobs website when the job goes live in late June (www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/). 

The projects available for the Auchi PhD Programme are:

Auchi PhD Programme: Studies of the RAGE/TLR4: calprotectin axis and its potential therapeutic value in ANCA-associated vasculitisSupervisors: Dr Stephen McAdoo (s.mcadoo@imperial.ac.uk) and Dr Theresa Page (theresa.page@imperial.ac.uk). Suitable for basic scientist.  For further information please see Studies of the RAGE/TLR4: calprotectin axis and its potential therapeutic value

Auchi PhD Programme: Manipulating cellular iron levels in inflammatory kidney disease. Supervisor: Dr Jacques Behmoaras (j.behmoaras@imperial.ac.uk).  Suitable for basic scientist. For further information please see Manipulating cellular iron levels in inflammatory kidney disease

Auchi PhD Programme: Exploring the development of myocardial fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and the modulating effects of renal replacement therapy. Supervisor: Dr Kevin Woollard (k.woollard@imperial.ac.uk) and Neill Duncan (neill.duncan@nhs.net).  Suitable for medical trainee. For further information please see Exploring the development of myocardial fibrosis in chronic kidney disease

Novel biomarkers in antibody-mediated rejection of the transplanted kidney. Supervisor: Dr Candice Roufosse (Candice.roufosse@imperial.ac.uk) and Dr Michelle Willicombe (michelle.willicombe@nhs.net). For further information please see Novel biomarkers in antibody-mediated rejection of the transplanted kidney