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MRC Doctoral Training Grant Studentships at the Department of Experimental Psychology - closing date February 13th



Expressions of interest are invited for one or more MRC Doctoral Training Grant Studentships (3 years each) at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge (Head of Department: Professor T W Robbins FRS).  MRC studentships cover university and college fees, an annual stipend at current MRC rates (£13,590 for UK citizens), a contribution towards research expenses and some incidental costs. The start date for these studentships is 1st October 2012.

The Department's key areas of research excellence relate to the interests of the MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Board and include many aspects of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience such as learning and memory, hearing and vision, comparative cognition, speech and language, perception, attention and translational research related to neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Profiles and contact details for members of the Department pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students can be found at


  • Applicants should have, or expect to achieve an upper-second or first-class degree in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants must be UK nationals ordinarily resident in the UK
  • EU nationals are eligible for fees only awards.  No stipend is payable
  • An EU national with a relevant connection to the UK may be eligible to receive a stipend.  A relevant connection can be established if an individual has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the three years preceding the date of application. 
  • Non-EU or overseas citizens are not eligible and such students should not apply
  • For further information about eligibility please consult the MRC website at: - P16_923

How to apply

  • Applicants must identify a potential supervisor and make email contact prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants are asked to state their citizenship and submit an electronic expression of interest comprising a curriculum vitae, transcripts to date, the names of two recent academic referees (one of whom should have been their project supervisor) together with a brief outline of their proposed research (please contact Ms J Hugh for guidelines concerning the research proposal) and the name of a potential supervisor(s) to Ms J Hugh, Graduate Admissions Administrator via email:

Closing Date:  13 February  2012. 

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted regarding the outcome of this competition. 

Posted on 18/01/2012

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