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Department of Genetics



Alexander Crummell PhD Scholarships 2022 - for Students with Black or Black-Mixed Ethnicity

In collaboration with Queens’ College, Cambridge, the School of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the Alexander Crummell PhD Scholarships.



These scholarships are aimed at UK-domiciled students with Black or Black-Mixed ethnicity, applying for a PhD degree in a science-based subject at the University of Cambridge. The terms of the award include that you will become a member of Queens’ College, Cambridge.


The Award

A stipend for 4 years at the UKRI level (£15,609 in 2021); university fees at the home rate; research consumables for 4 years (£18,000 in total). You will also undertake a 3- month long Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS) at some stage during your study, and will participate in training and cohortbuilding events alongside other BBSRC DTP and SBS DTP funded students.


How to apply

You should first approach a potential supervisor – who will help you identify a suitable research project – before applying. Potential supervisors are listed under 6 Research Themes on the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences website and include the following:

1.    Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
2.    Organisms, Evolution and Ecology (including Plant Biology)
3.    Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
4.    Infection and Immunity 
5.    Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
6.    Molecules and Cells

When you are ready to apply, go to the Postgraduate Admissions website in order to find out more about your chosen course and access the Applicant Portal. Choose Queens' College Cambridge when asked what your college preference is on the Applicant Portal.


Application Deadline: 6 January 2022