Application process:

Applications for the 2019 Crick PhD programme are now CLOSED. 

Students interested in applying for the Crick PhD programme can find out more about the programme, eligibility, funding and how to apply.

Applications for 2019 closed on 13 November 2019 at 12.00 noon (GMT). 


The Crick's PhD programme was designed together with the founder institutes and partner universities to present an excellent opportunity for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to embark on their career in biomedical research.

The PhD programme will run over four years and is designed to attract the brightest scientific minds from around the world. Benefits of this unique student experience include:

  • Carrying out research with world-class scientists in a brand new collaborative and multi-disciplinary research institute that positively encourages creativity;
  • Registering with Imperial College London - a world-class university (ranked 2nd in the world in the recent QS rankings) with extensive experience in research training;
  • Learning from and being inspired by leading researchers at the Crick's labs and at the College; and
  • Access to the vast range of expertise, technology platforms and state-of-the-art facilities, both within the Crick's labs and at Imperial.

Students who join the Crick PhD Programme will be based primarily in the Crick's state-of-the-art building in St Pancras. Many of the projects available span multiple disciplines and a number of the projects offer the opportunity to undertake multi-disciplinary collaborative research at both the Crick and the College. Further information is available on the Crick website