Black Leaders in Cancer PhD Scholarship Programme

Applications now open for two fully funded postgraduate studentships as part of the Cancer Research UK Black Leaders in Cancer PhD Scholarship Programme.

This year Cancer Research UK has launched a new postgraduate studentship programme aiming to help develop the next generation of Black leaders in cancer research. 

The Black Leaders in Cancer PhD Scholarship Programme has been developed in close consultation with the research community, including the expert partner organisations Black in Cancer and the Windsor Fellowship.

Cancer Research UK are committed to creating equal, diverse and inclusive research environments that enable all researchers to realise their full potential to beat cancer.

The CRUK Cambridge Centre has been selected as one of two CRUK centre locations to implement this scheme.

We are offering two studentships to start in October 2023, with possible funding available for at least one overseas applicant.

Sigourney Bonner, Co-Founder Black in Cancer and PhD student, CRUK Cambridge Institute, said: “The Black Leaders in Cancer Scholarship Programme is a great way of increasing the numbers of excellent Black scientists and creating environments that help them to feel supported, encouraged and become aspirational cancer researchers.”

Students on the scheme will be fully integrated with community of CRUK Cambridge Centre funded students and will be offered needs-based training and core training provided by the MRes+PhD programme developed at the Cambridge Centre.

Students will also receive a comprehensive programme of mentoring, career support, leadership training and networking led by the Windsor Fellowship and Black in Cancer.

Applications opened on 1 October 2022 and close on 15 November, with interviews in January 2023.

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28 Sep 2022