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Higher research degrees

The Institute of Cancer Research offers various funding opportunities for clinical practitioners who wish to carry out a research project. Posts for the following research opportunities are advertised throughout the year.

PhD research programmes for Clinicians

The ICR offers PhD programmes to applicants eligible for full registration or who hold limited registration with the General Medical Council. These three-year fellowships are intended to develop the applicant’s potential to pursue a career as an academic clinician. Find out more about our PhDs for clinicians.

Doctor of Medicine (Research) – MD(Res)

The MD(Res) is a two-year (or part-time equivalent) research programme specifically designed for clinically-qualified trainees. These provide clinical specialists the opportunity to work in a unique multidisciplinary environment alongside world leaders in cancer research and clinicians from The Royal Marsden. Find out more about Doctor of Medicine (research) degrees.

Funding Opportunities 

Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowships

Cancer Research UK provides some funding for clinicians to do a PhD or MD(Res) at the ICR. Support includes a salary paid at the clinical salary scale, research expenses, contribution towards travel and towards general training needs. Find out more about Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowships here.

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships

The ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust have a number of Academic Clinical Fellowships available as part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Academic Training Programme. These are three-year posts for clinicians in the early stages of specialty training and provide trainees with 25 per cent protected time for research training.

 


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