UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


PhD Studentships

All you need to know about how to apply for full-time funded PhD studentships for research projects within the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH).

Child Health Research Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CHR CIO) PhD Studentships

Applications to the CHR CIO funded PhD Studentships for 2023 academic year entry are now closed. Applications for 2024 entry will be advertised next autumn. General information about the scheme is below. 

We usually have up to 8 fully-funded postgraduate research studentships that are awarded annually to cover UK tuition fees, maintenance and running costs of the research projects, including one PhD Studentship which funds a collaborative project between the UCL GOS ICH and the University of Toronto. 

Applications will be 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.

The application process is a two stage process involving: 1) submitting an application and uptodate CV. Shortlisted applicants are interviewed in mid-March. 2) Following interview, successful applicants are then required to submit a full application for the Child Health PhD programme

Current PhD Studentships

Current PhD Studentships for research projects within the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) are listed in the table below. Please revisit this page for updated information as projects are advertised throughout the year.

StudentshipSection/Research & Teaching DepartmentProject TitleClosing date for applications
3-year PhD StudentshipKidney Development and Disease Group, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research and Teaching DepartmentIdentification of novel blood, urine, and tissue biomarkers of acute rejection and transplant injury to assist personalised immunosuppression in paediatric renal transplant recipients10 March 2023

For self-funding students, or students who have secured sponsorship for 3 years, please see the ICH Unfunded Project Portfolio.

Other funding opportunities

Bill Marshall Fellowship

This £5,000 bursary is intended for junior doctors in training for whom a period of research would be an appropriate next step in their career who wish to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health to gain further experience at one of the specialist departments. 

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