MRC studentships



This information about MRC studentship awards is for supervisors, training grant coordinators and administrative officers at research organisations. MRC does not fund students directly, so prospective students should contact the institution at which they wish to study. We also provide information for current MRC students about studentships and opportunities.

MRC supports around 1,600 PhD students at any one time. Funding for PhD studentships is provided to research organisations, such as universities and MRC units, institutes and centres, who select outstanding candidates for projects with leading researchers.

We expect MRC-funded students to receive exceptional training opportunities and the statement of expectations for doctoral training lays out the common principles for the support of students funded by all research councils.

Last updated: 28 July 2023

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