The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship is a unique opportunity to support the next generation of black researchers. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, a monthly living allowance and other costs associated with studying for a PhD in cancer research at one of the world’s top medical universities (UCLH, UCL or Imperial College London).
About the Scholarship
Cancer Research UK Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship is a funding opportunity for African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) or even mixed people to undertake PhD studies in cancer control and prevention. This scholarship is open to candidates who have a strong commitment to social justice, as well as an interest in developing evidence-based health strategies that address the needs of ACB communities.
The aim of this scholarship is to help develop the next generation of leaders in the field of cancer prevention research by providing financial support towards their doctoral studies at leading universities across Europe, North America and Australasia. In addition, it will provide opportunities for networking between scholars from different disciplines within academia; facilitating collaborations between academics working on similar topics; supporting early career researchers; encouraging innovation through education programmes such as workshops led by senior scientists; hosting discussions about new ways forward based on scientific evidence where necessary – all aimed at improving our understanding about how best we can reduce deaths caused by cancer globally.
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Your eligibility criteria are as follows:
- You must be a black woman or man.
- You must be a UK resident.
- You must be a full-time PhD student. (This means you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK and not overseas.)
- You cannot have previously held a CRUK Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship.
What’s covered and for how long?
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, living costs, travel costs and health insurance.
- Tuition fees (up to $12,000 per year)
- A weekly ‘Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine’ series and 1 week intensive teaching in genomic medicine, to cover the wide breadth of basic and applied cancer biology
- A 1-2 week clinical shadowing to give insight into the rewards and challenges of cancer research
- Living expenses while in residence (up to $10,000 per year)
- Travel costs for you and your family members traveling from England/Scotland/Wales (up to $1,000 per person).
To be eligible for this award, you must be:
- A UK citizen or resident applying from within the United Kingdom;
- A black person (Afro-Caribbean/black African) who has applied in the last 12 months; and/or
- Qualified to pursue your studies as part of an approved programme of study (e.g., PhD) at an accredited institution in Great Britain during 2018/19 academic year (1st October 2018 – 30th June 2019).
Application is strictly an online bases and students will be notified through this means as well!
- Register interest and confirm eligibility with the Windsor Fellowship
- Apply through the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions website. Remember to state that you are applying for this scheme in the box for “Additional Information to Support Application” in your application.
Applicants can state their preferred Research area Programme or project of interest, if they so wish, and this should be clearly stated as part of your Personal Statement which should be of no more than 2500 words in length. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2022.
For more details, visit CRUK website
The CRUK Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship is exclusively for black men and women.
The CRUK Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship is exclusively for black men and women. It is open to applicants from any part of the world, but it will be considered only if you are a descendant of one of these groups:
- Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean (people who originate from the Caribbean and parts of Africa)
- Sub-Saharan African (people originating in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana)
If you are interested in the CRUK Black Leaders Cancer PhD Scholarship, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is May 1st 2019.