UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


GOS ICH / University of Toronto PhD Studentship 2022/23

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health has been presented with an excellent opportunity to set up a reciprocal academic exchange arrangement with the University of Toronto whereby PhD students from GOS ICH may spend 6 months of their PhD carrying out research at the University.  This studentship will provide funding for a student to undertake such a placement at the University of Toronto, typically during the second year of their PhD.

Applications are invited from committed individuals wishing to do basic, translational or clinical research for the benefit of child health, and who have a good first degree (UK 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree or equivalent from abroad) and who will have a Master’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in a relevant discipline by the time of registration. Applicants must be committed to spending 6 months of their PhD carrying out research at the University of Toronto.

The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) is a division of the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences. Together with its partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, GOS ICH forms the largest concentration of children’s health research in Europe.

The great strength of UCL's research was reaffirmed in REF 2014. ICH was part of a UCL return to the Clinical Medicine sub-panel 1, and Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care sub-panel 2 (Main Panel A). In both sub-panels, 80% of UCL's research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.  In assessment of research power, UCL’s performance was top in the UK for sub-panel 1 and was second in the UK for sub-panel 2.

Support from the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), underpins all translational research at GOS ICH and GOSH.

The Institute is committed to high quality postgraduate education and has a strong track record of training and support for its postgraduates. A high level of interaction exists across the Institute between basic scientists, clinicians and population health scientists. The Institute is offering a number of research studentships for the academic year 2022-23, supported by the Child Health Research PhD Programme. Applicants selected for funding will be able to choose from the following a range of projects:

How to Apply

You are asked to read the application instructions carefully.  Please note, applications that are submitted without following the correct procedure may not be considered.

Closing date for applications to ICH: 26th November 2021
Interview dates: Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2022

Further information about ICH can be found on our home page: www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health

You may also be interested in attending our virtual ICH Open Day on 3rd November 2021 from 1.30pm onwards. Applicants can attend presentations on research degrees, hear from some current students and visit our virtual research student poster competition.