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2023 CRUK Black Leaders in Cancer Scholarship Programme – UK

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.
November 15, 2022

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) developed this scheme in close consultation with the research community including the expert partner organisations, Black in Cancer and Windsor Fellowship.

CRUK are committed to creating equal, diverse and inclusive research environments that enable all researchers to realize their full potential to beat cancer. This programme aims to help develop the next generation of Black leaders in cancer research.

Application Deadline: November 152022.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value of Award: In addition to the central elements of the MRes+ PhD training such as:

  • Two 15-week research rotations
  • A weekly ‘Lectures in Cancer Biology and Medicine’ series and 1 week intensive teaching in genomic medicine, to cover the wide breadth of basic and applied cancer biology
  • A 1-2 week clinical shadowing to give insight into the rewards and challenges of cancer research

Students on this programme will additionally receive:

  • a comprehensive programme of mentoring, career support, leadership training and networkingled by the Windsor Fellowship and Black in Cancer.

Two studentships are offered the academic year 2023-2024 with possible funding available for at least one overseas applicant. The applications normally open in October of each year and close in mid November, with interviews in January.

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned


  • Open to a Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other or Mixed Black background;
  • Hold/expect to graduate with a 1st or upper-2nd class U/G honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent from a non UK university;
  • Have appropriate research experience.

How to Apply:

1) Register interest and confirm eligibility with the Windsor Fellowship(link is external)

2) Apply through the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions website. Please remember to state that you are applying for this scheme in the box for “Additional Information to Support Application” in your application.

Source: crukcambridgecentre.org.uk

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