AstraZeneca-Funded Non-Clinical PhD studentships (2025 intake)

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This is to announce that the AstraZeneca-funded Non-Clinical PhD studentship programme for 2025 is now open for partnership.

Deadline: 24 May Remit: The aim of this programme is to fund 4-year Non-Clinical PhD studentships at the University of Cambridge (UoC) for talented graduates in research areas which align with the strategic interests of AstraZeneca (AZ). The three broad areas of research interests are

Eligibility and Criteria: Principal Investigators employed by the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca are eligible to apply in partnership. Individual investigators applying without an AstraZeneca / Cambridge partner must be willing to collaborate with a co-investigator from the partner organization. The programme management team can assist with the identification of a suitable partner. The form to assist in identifying a suitable partner will be available online from 6th March 2024 and should be completed by 24th May 2024. The form can be accessed here.    Funding: Each funded studentship covers

Please note, the AstraZeneca funded non-clinical studentship program covers academic fees for UK/home students only. Any additional funding required for the recruitment of overseas students will not be covered and will have to be met by the University department or other sources. Application Process: The application form will be available on the CATS website from 6th March 2024 to download. Link to the Submission form will be available once the call opens on 23rd April 2024Deadline The deadline for receipt of full proposals is Monday 21st June 2024.  As timelines are quite tight, PIs are strongly encouraged to seek a collaborative partner as soon as possible (and prior to 24th May 2024) so that full submissions can be made to the selection committee by the specified deadline.  Contact details All proposals should be uploaded on the CATS website. If you have any queries or are unable to download or upload the form, please email the programme team at

Posted on 20/03/2024