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#BlackLeadersinCancer PhD Studentship

This studentship is offered in collaboration with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Windsor Fellowship


This programme is for students who are interested in obtaining a PhD in a cancer related field. A total of four studentships are available starting September 2024. 2 students will be based at the CRUK Cambridge Centre and a further 2 students placed at the CRUK City of London Centre. 

Applicants must meet the standard entry requirements of their institute of choice which include: 

  • Hold or expect to graduate with a first or upper-second class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (or equivalent from a non-UK university).

  • Have appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, an undergraduate or masters degree course in a relevant subject.

  • Meet English language requirements as set by host institution.

Applications must be submitted to Windsor Fellowship by 15 November 2023 and in parallel, directly to your centre of choice using the links below: 

Application deadline: 9 November 2023

Application deadline: 15 November 2023

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The Black in Cancer Postdoctoral fellowship in partnership with the Emerald Foundation is back for its third cycle!


In pursuit of our mission, Black in Cancer will be highlighting Black excellence in the field of cancer research by awarding two postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding members of the cancer research community who embody the principles of the organization. The goals of these awards are to advance innovative strategies that will lead to preventions. treatments, or cures for cancers of all tvpes. promote research into disparities in cancer outcomes in the Black community, and increase Black representation in the cancer research community.


The Black in Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to three years of financial support for ambitious scientific projects, including ones in early stages and/or not currently supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DoD, or other government agencies. In an effort to help the awardees achieve success in a tenure-track position, the fellowships can also be used to provide funding that bridges this transitional stage of an academic career. The awards will provide $75,000 per year while the awardees are trainees but will increase to $100,000 per year if/when the awardees accept academic tenure track positions.


This award opportunity is offered in collaboration with Emerald Foundation, Inc., which is a private biomedical research foundation that invests in research projects in the fields of oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, autoimmune disorders, heritable congenital diseases, and other conditions that are incompletely understood and have been resistant to treatment. Within these program areas, invited research proposals can cover the range of cell biology, genetically engineered mouse models (and those in other organisms), immunology, microbiology, synthetic chemistry, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and beyond. Emerald Foundation, Inc. is proud to partner with Black in Cancer to facilitate more Black postdoctoral researchers transitioning to faculty positions.


To begin the grantmaking process, Black in Cancer asks applicants to send a Letter of Inquiry, which should be 1-2 pages in length and explain the clinical implications and scientific rationale of the project. The letter should also include a brief summary of the research plan and describe any essential preliminary data; however, data/figures are not required. If you feel that your letter would be enhanced by a previous publication from your lab, please include the PDF as a separate attachment with your Letter of Inquiry. After submitting a Letter of Inquiry, applicants will be contacted if a full proposal is requested. The deadline for the letter of inquiry is 1 September 2023. Letters of inquiry should be emailed as a PDF.

Applications have now CLOSED. 

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