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Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

British Heart Foundation Oxbridge 4-Year PhD Studentships in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine      


Applications are invited for the Autumn 2014 intake for the Oxbridge 4-year PhD programme in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The Oxbridge BHF Centre of Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is offering four fully funded 4-year PhD studentships Two studentships are available in Cambridge and two studentships are available in Oxford, both beginning in October 2014. Students will carry out joint research projects that are collaborations between laboratories in Cambridge and Oxford and consequently the students will have the opportunity to spend some time in two universities.


The studentships are aimed at basic science graduates who want to undertake advanced research into cardiovascular development, stem cells (ESCs and iPSCs), genetics/epigenetics, inflammation or wound healing all in the context of cardiovascular regenerative medicine. Students who are selected for this programme will have their University and College fees paid for and will receive a generous tax-free stipend


The four year studentships will be fully research-based, with students spending the first 6 months doing short two month rotations in 3 different laboratories, before deciding on their PhD project (which they will then have 3.5 years to undertake).  This system of rotations will provide the students with excellent exposure to the range of research undertaken within the CRM and will enable them to make an informed decision about their PhD project.


Applicants will require a 2:1 degree or higher in a related biological or quantitative subject. Support includes a stipend (currently £19,919 for years one and two, £21,542 for year three and £23,298 for year four), PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses and some travel costs. Before applying please check your eligibility under BHF residency requirements

Further Information & Applications

For further information for Cambridge-based students please contact Professor Martin Bennett at:

Application details are available at:

Closing date 10th January 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview w/c 27th January, 2014.