PhD funding opportunities, Richardson Lab at UCL

Most PhD places at UCL are now via four-year PhD programmes that contain a taught element in the first year, plus three 3-month rotations in different labs, prior to deciding on a lab and project for the final three years. Prospective students must apply to these programmes directly, stating one or two preferred supervisors who are participants in the programme.

There are also a few traditional 3-year studentships available through specific medical charities like the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Applications for these involve a short project proposal (grant application) to the charity from the student and his/her chosen supervisor. They do not include a specific taught element (other than the taught credits required of all PhD students at UCL) and they do not involve lab rotations.

If you are interested in ending up in the Richardson lab you must apply to one or more of these funding streams.  Email in the first instance declaring your interest and we can take it from there.  Normally I take no more than one PhD student/year (three in the lab at any one time). 

1. Wellcome Trust Neuroscience programme

2. Wellcome Trust Developmental and Stem Cell Biology programme


3. MRC Molecular Cell Biology programme


4. MRC Biomedical Sciences programme


5. UCL-NIMH/NINDS joint doctoral training programme in Neuroscience


6. MS Soc.


These and other programmes in the School of Life and Biomedical Sciences at UCL are listed at: