The deadlines for all 2020 calls have now passed. For 2021 dates, please check the individual opportunities listed below. 

Much of the research at the Crick will be conducted by Crick Group Leaders and their teams. These teams are usually the initial research group who were formerly researchers at the MRC's NIMR or Cancer Research UK's LRI.

The Crick Partnership model relies heavily on collaborations between Crick and University researchers. Imperial staff benefit from a variety of opportunities to work at the Crick, to make connections with Crick researchers, to utilise facilities at the Crick and there are also opportunities to host Crick staff in laboratories at the College. 

Opportunities available to Imperial staff:


The attachments programme is designed to allow college staff to undertake collaborative research together with staff at the Crick. This programme also allows for Crick researchers to make use of the cutting-edge facilities and world-class research environment Imperial has to offer.

Doctoral Supervision

Imperial staff can co-supervise students on the Crick PhD Programme. 

  • The doctoral supervision programme includes core Crick funded, joint Crick-Imperial funded and externally funded students.
  • The clinical doctoral supervision programme includes core Crick funded or Crick-CRUK funded fellows.

Group Leader Recruitment

The College and the Crick have joined forces to recruit group leaders who wish to set up an independent research programme at the Crick with strong links to a department at Imperial and who will transfer their research activity to the College after a period of 6 years. 

Interest Groups

Interest Groups aim to enhance scientific discussion by strengthening existing interactions and promoting new links within and across the different groups. College staff can join Crick Internal Interest Groups as Associate Members.