Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Key information about the Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research fully-funded studentship awards

Key benefits of the Medical Research Foundation National AMR PhD Training Programme in AMR and value of the award

  • All PhD projects are based within interdisciplinary research consortia funded by the UKRI Cross-Council AMR Initiative.
  • PhD students are fully funded for 4-years at the MRC stipend ‘plus’ rate; £17,000 in 2019-20 increasing to £18,500 in Year 4, (tax free and with London weighting as appropriate), research costs and a flexible travel allowance.
  • Annual tuition fees (and Oxford college fees, as appropriate) at the Home/EU rate. 
  • All students have access to enhanced training opportunities including residential skills and training courses, cohort-building activities, and annual conferences. All are designed to expose students to a range of discipline-specific languages and interdisciplinary research skills, which are essential for enabling them to thrive as multidisciplinary AMR researchers.
  • In Year 2, PhD students undertake a fully-funded 3-month interdisciplinary AMR research project allowing them to work outside of their primary research area or an elective placement in industry, publishing, media, policy development or in AMR-relevant charities and organisations.
All Medical Research Foundation core funded PhD students are part of a wider cohort of 150 PhD students from across the UK who are also studying AMR. 
Everyone in the training cohort has access to a bespoke, innovative online learning environment, which facilitates peer-to-peer networking, question setting and mentoring and an opportunity to meet all members at our annual conferences.




Applications are closed for 2019-20

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