New Wellcome Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms
Funding has been awarded for a new Wellcome Four Year PhD Programme in Integrative Cell Mechanisms. This PhD programme is affiliated with the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology within the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and will train the next generation of cell and molecular biologists in the application of quantitative methods to understand the inner workings of distinct cell types in different settings.
In their award announcement, Wellcome outlined the criteria used to select the 23 successful applications. They have reconsidered their expectations of PhD training and the relaunched Wellcome PhD Programmes in Science will strive to combine scientific excellence with a strong commitment to supporting students and promoting a positive research culture.
Recruitment will begin at the end of 2019 for the first intake of students in October 2020. Further details about the PhD Programme and how to apply can be found on the PhD Programme website: https://www.wcb.ed.ac.uk/iCMPhD.
The University of Edinburgh was awarded funding for three other Wellcome PhD Programmes in Science: Hosts, pathogens and Global Health; One Health models of disease: science, ethics and society; Translational neuroscience.
Wellcome announcement: https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/4-ways-phd-programmes-are-improving-their-training-culture
School of Biological Sciences news: https://www.ed.ac.uk/biology/news-events/news-2019/innovative-science-phd-programmes-announced-by-wel