PhD funding opportunities, Richardson Lab at UCL
Most PhD places at UCL are now via four-year PhD programmes that contain a taught element in the first
year, plus three 3-month “rotations” in different labs, prior to deciding on a lab and project for the final three
years. Prospective students must apply to these programmes directly, stating one a two preferred
supervisors who are “members” of the programme.
There are also a few “traditional” 3-year studentships available through specific medical charities like the
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Applications for these involve a short project proposal (grant application) to
the charity from the student and his/her chosen supervisor. They do not include a specific taught element
(other than the taught credits required of all PhD students at UCL) and they do not involve lab rotations.
If you are interested in ending up in the Richardson lab you must apply to one or more of these funding
streams. Email email@example.com in the first instance declaring your interest and we can take it from
there. Normally I take no more than one PhD student/year (three at any one time).
1. Wellcome Trust Neuroscience programme http://www.ucl.ac.uk/npp/NeurosciencePhD/
2. Wellcome Trust Developmental and Stem Cell Biology programme http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/students/PhD
3. MRC Molecular Cell Biology programme http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lmcb/graduate-programme-overview
4. MRC Biomedical Sciences programme http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slms/courses/research-degrees/mrc-dta/
5. UCL-NIMH/NINDS joint doctoral training programme in Neuroscience http://www.icn.ucl.ac.uk/nih-gpp/
6. MS Soc. http://www.mssociety.org.uk/ms-research/for-researchers/types-of-grants
These and other programmes in the School of Life and Biomedical Sciences at UCL are listed at
(please note that WIBR PhD studentships referred to on this page are no longer available)