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PhD studentships

We offer fully funded PhD studentships for outstanding students undertaking research into Parkinson's.

Our PhD studentship scheme provides funding over 3 years to students based at a UK higher education institution.

We are focused on finding new and better treatments for Parkinson's, and one day a cure. And we’re investing in big ideas that will speed up the research process, and deliver treatments to the people who need them faster.

We're also keen to fund research that improves quality of life in the shorter term -see our top 10 priority research areas for improving everyday life.

Deadlines

The next deadline for PhD studentship applications is 4pm on 7 June 2017.

Costs and duration

Our PhD studentship scheme provides funding over 3 years to students based at a UK higher education institution.

Students receive:

  • a stipend of £16,000 per year (or £17,000 per year if in London)
  • full PhD tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate)
  • a contribution of up to £10,000 per year towards research costs

Students from outside of the EU are welcome to apply for this scheme on a full fee paying basis.

Supervisors should contact their university's research office regarding fees for overseas students.

Eligibility

  • The PhD studentship scheme does not cover funding gaps for PhD students whose studies have already started.
  • Home and overseas students must have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • Applications must be made by the potential student's supervisor, who must be based at a UK university, hospital or research institute.

Please read the following before completing an application:

Please note that funding for cohort studies is only available through a cohort study grant.

Projects with solid target validation and identified early-stage chemical leads, or  suitable for a hit-finding campaign, may be considered for the Parkinson’s UK Drug Discovery Programme.  Before making an application, please contact the team on [email protected] for more information.

Find out about our latest research projects.

How to apply

Applications for all research grants must be made via our online application system.

For more information about application processes and deadlines, contact [email protected]

In 2015, we received 22 applications and awarded 3 grants.