PhD Scholarships Application Process
The closing date for applications is close of business on 30th April 2018. Decisions will be made at the end of July 2018 with a view that the PhD Programme will commence in September/October 2018 or soon after.
Universities may submit more than one application; however, applications are not accepted from a group or consortium of universities. Applications are not accepted from UK institutions or organisations other than Universities.
Applications must be submitted by a principal applicant (PhD Supervisor), who must undertake to oversee delivery of the programme, and to be responsible for the management of the award. All applications must be accompanied by a supporting statement from a designated representative for the applying university. This should be the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research, or someone holding a similar senior role. The application and supporting statement must both be provided by the closing date to Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Applicants may apply with projects alone, with student recruitment to be carried out at a later date. We would still recommend that where possible a named student is associated with the application, and those without named students at this stage will be asked to submit relevant information (CV and supporting statements) when the student is appointed.
PCA PhD Scholarship Grant Application Form
PCA PhD Scholarship STUDENT Application Form
PCA PhD Scholarship Terms and Conditions
Please send hard copy applications to Pancreatic Cancer Action, PhD Scholarships, 9 Oakhanger Farm Business Park, Oakhanger, Hampshire, GU35 9JA no later than 5pm on 30th April 2018.
For electronic applications, please email
In assessing applications for funding, we will use the following criteria to prioritise applications:
- Explore a novel approach to diagnosis of pancreatic cancer;
- Investigate areas of unexplored potential;
- Focus on the novel application of technology;
- Grow and access a rich patient/sample cohort;
- Have potential to enable further research or enquiry;
- Research design and methodology is of a high quality;
- The supervisors and institution are suitably qualified for the realisation of the proposed research project.