We are on a mission to build clinical academics with expertise in cancer research who will accelerate the development of new tools and methodologies into the clinic to improve cancer patient care. Our prestigious fellowships provide an exceptional opportunity to expose clinical trainees to world class training in fundamental cell and molecular biology, therapeutics, radiotherapy, surgery and convergence science. 

What is available?


Six highly competitive Cancer Research UK-funded fellowships are available for an October 2023 start date. Applications are welcomed from ICR-only supervisors, joint teams between ICR and Imperial and Imperial-only supervisors. Applications from Imperial-only supervisors must be in convergence science.  


Fellowships are typically three years in duration and provide the following:

  • A clinical salary
  • PhD registration fees at the UK rate
  • Research running costs



Expression of Interest (EOI) requirements


Potential supervisors should submit the following as an EOI:

  1. A broad project title/area
  2. A short paragraph outlining the project area, in general up 250-300 words is sufficient
  3. Details of the supervisory team
  4. Any clinical specialties particularly required


EOIs should be submitted by email to admissions@icr.ac.uk



Successful submission


Successful submissions will be advertised via the ICR website

The application and recruitment process


Action Deadline
Deadline for expressions of interest submitted by project supervisors
September 11th, 2022
Expressions of interest advertised on this website and elsewhere
September 19th, 2022
Deadline for candidates to register their interest after viewing the advertised projects October 10th, 2022

Deadline for full joint application developed by candidates and supervisors  



December 11th 2022
Early February 2023
Start date for successful candidates October 2023



Further information

For more information on this opportunity send an email to admissions@icr.ac.uk

Further details and frequently asked questions can be found in the attached guidance document.

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