Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Undertake a period of PhD training in
a cancer-relevant field

What is a Clinical Research Training Fellowship?

Clinical research is critical to accelerating discoveries from the laboratory into clinical practice. That’s why we are committed to training the next generation of clinical researchers so they are equipped with the skills and expertise to enable them to succeed.

Our Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs) allow clinicians to undertake a period of full-time PhD training in a cancer-relevant field.

Our fellowships typically last for three years, but can last for up to four years, and it is expected that you will return to a training programme in the UK after completing your research degree.


Why do a Clinical Research Training Fellowship?

  • Graduate with a PhD in a cancer-relevant field
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and training to become a future clinical researcher
  • Have your PhD tuition fees paid, along with an annual stipend in line with your current salary
  • Receive mentorship and training from world-leading academic clinicians and cancer scientists

Key information

Find out more about our Clinical Research Training Fellowships.

How to apply
Fees and funding
Eligibility criteria
Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre - Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Anu Datta

Meet Anu Datta, a Clinical Research Training Fellow. In his PhD project, he’s investigating if genetic and imaging biomarkers can optimise patient stratification when receiving curative radiotherapy for cervical cancer.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre - Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Helen Clarke

Meet Helen Clarke, a Clinical Research Training Fellow, jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research. In her PhD project, she’s aiming to define the molecular impact of total dietary replacement in endometrial and breast tissues.



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