Our objective is to nurture clinical academics with advanced expertise in cancer research, who will accelerate the integration of cutting-edge tools and methodologies into clinical settings to enhance cancer patient care. Our prestigious fellowships offer an outstanding opportunity for clinical trainees to engage in world-class training encompassing essential cell and molecular biology, therapeutics, radiotherapy, surgery, and the interdisciplinary domain of convergence science.

What is available? (Please be aware the programme is currently under renewal)


Competitive Cancer Research UK-funded fellowships are available for an October 2024 start date. Applications are welcomed from ICR-only supervisors, joint teams between ICR and Imperial and Imperial-only supervisors. Applications from Imperial-only supervisors must be in convergence science.  


Fellowships are typically three years in duration and provide the following:

  • A clinical salary
  • PhD registration fees at the UK rate
  • Research running costs



Expression of Interest (EOI) requirements


Potential supervisors should submit the following as an EOI:

  1. A broad project title/area
  2. A short paragraph outlining the project area, in general up 250-300 words is sufficient
  3. Details of the supervisory team
  4. Any clinical specialties particularly required


EOIs should be submitted by email to admissions@icr.ac.uk



Successful submission


Successful submissions will be advertised via the ICR website

The application and recruitment process


Action Deadline
Deadline for expressions of interest submitted by project supervisors
September 25th, 2023
Expressions of interest advertised on this website and elsewhere
October 2nd, 2023
Deadline for candidates to register their interest after viewing the advertised projects October 24th, 2023

Deadline for full joint application developed by candidates and supervisors  



January 1st 2023
Early February 2024
Start date for successful candidates Autumn 2024



Further information

For more information on this opportunity send an email to admissions@icr.ac.uk

Further details and frequently asked questions can be found in the attached guidance document.

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