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Internal PhD funding opportunity with MedImmune

Internal PhD Funding Opportunity

Dear Colleagues

The Cambridge MedImmune PhD Programme in Biomedical Research is seeking collaborative project proposals for studentships beginning in October 2016. The Programme has a focus on topical areas of biomedical research falling within the scope of interest of both the University of Cambridge and MedImmune, with up to 6 studentships being fully funded each year. Studentships are funded by MedImmune with a generous contribution from the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

MedImmune, the global biologics unit of AstraZeneca, is focused on the areas of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, infection, respiratory and inflammatory diseases, oncology and neuroscience. The programme, based within the Departments of the School of Clinical Medicine and the School of the Biological Sciences, as well as at MedImmune, Granta Park, aims to promote pre-clinical research, provide access to innovative translational research and to strengthen understanding of disease.

This call seeks collaborative proposals which have been developed by both University and MedImmune researchers. In cases where no direct connections with MedImmune researchers have yet been made, we would be glad to receive expressions of interest and facilitate finding a collaborator at MedImmune, where appropriate.

·         For those with collaborators at MedImmune:  Please find attached the project proposal document to be completed in full. All completed proposals must be assessed by the relevant University Head of Department and returned to no later than Friday February 12th 2016.

·         For those requiring a MedImmune collaborator: Please find attached the project proposal document to be completed. Please fill out sections 1 & 2 only at this point and return to no later than Friday January 15th 2016. We will liaise with MedImmune colleagues to put you in contact with their most appropriate scientists so that a full project proposal can be devised and submitted. Please  keep proposals relatively broad and non-confidential.

Further information on the programme can be found on here. Please feel free to get in contact if you have any queries.

Best wishes


Dr Padraig Mulcahy


Office for Translational Research

University of Cambridge (SCM) & Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP)


Box 111 Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge, CB2 0SP

Tel: +44 (0)1223 336802



Posted on 18/12/2015

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