Application Guidance

Applicants should only submit one application for an MRC LID Studentship per academic year. Details and the link to the application form can be found under the How to Apply section of this website.

Every applicant is permitted to apply for one project from the MRC LID Projects List. Details about each project, links to the project supervisors, and information about any additional eligibility criteria (generally academic and/or skills) can be found via the Projects List.

Applications for part-time study may be accepted depending on the nature of the chosen project.

Before completing the online application applicants should carefully read the UCKISA information about fees and fee status assessment. To be considered for this funding applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. Those who do not meet the eligibility requirements should not apply.

Applicants should ensure they complete all questions on the application which apply to them.

The details provided on the MRC LID Studentship Application will be used to check that the applicant is qualified and eligible to apply for this funding.

We strongly encourage applicants to contact proposed supervisors to discuss their research intentions and application well in advance of submitting an application for funding.

By submitting an application for MRC LID funding candidates are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions.

Applicants should make sure that any changes to contact information are passed to the MRC LID administration team as soon as possible so that their information can be updated. An applicant may select a proxy to act on their behalf if they will be away and unable to access email and/or telephone at all stages of the application (except interview). Information about the person acting on an applicant’s behalf information must be passed to the MRC LID administration team in writing by the applicant. Requests for further information, invitations for interview, and notification of studentship offers will be made by email. The MRC LID will not accept responsibility if an applicant forfeits his/her studentship because contact details provided are incorrect or out of date.

Equality & Diversity

MRC LID is commited to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from BAME applicants and applicants with disabilities, as these groups are currently under-represented in the DTP.

We would be grateful if all applicants completed the Equal Opportunities paperwork alongside their application. This information will only be used to monitor and improve our equal opportunities policies, and to assess and deliver appropriate support. This information will not be included in the application documents sent out for consideration.

Timeline for 2020-21 entry

  • Application closing date: midnight (GMT) on 1 January 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview by 14 February 2020
  • Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 February 2020
  • Following interview, decisions will be confirmed by email

Applicants will be contacted with further details at each stage of the process.

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