Current opportunities & events

MRC Skills Development Fellowships Programme

King’s College London has been awarded three MRC Skills Development Fellowships to support Early Career Researchers to develop their research in quantitative skills applied to medical research (Programme lead Professor Cathryn Lewis).

These three-year awards are aimed at training the next generation of research leaders and building capacity in skills shortage areas (below) relevant to the MRC’s remit.

We are particularly keen to encourage fellows from the quantitative disciplines (mathematics, statistics, computer sciences, and physics) who wish to apply their skills to problems in medical research.

Three Skills Development Fellowships are available, two funded by the MRC and one funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. The Maudsley BRC Fellowship will be held in a research area relevant to BRC priorities. It will enable fellows to develop skills applicable to the BRC’s translational research programme in mental health, which includes precision psychiatry, neuroimaging, genetics, biostatistics and health informatics. For more information, visit:


PhD studentships at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Health Faculties, King's College London

New PhD studentships at the IoPPN and in the Health Faculties at King's College London are advertised throughout the year so it is worth checking for these regularly.

Preparatory and pre-doctoral

Information about available internship opportunities with Health Education England.

Doctoral and post-doctoral

Externally funded three year Clinician Training Fellowships

For NHS professionals wishing to complete a PhD, a range of Fellowship schemes are available depending on your profession. Details of the various fellowship schemes and application rounds can be found at the Training Programme pages for the NIHR Trainees' Coordinating Centre.  

If you are interested in applying for one of these to study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, you will first need to contact prospective supervisors working in your area. If you require help in identifying a suitable supervisor please contact

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) :  Opportunities for all health-care professions

Further opportunities for research training are available centrally through the NIHR Trainees' Coordinating Centre

Wellcome Trust :  Clinical scientists (Medical and Clinical Psychologists)

For those who want to develop a long term career in academic medicine but have little or no research training, more information on how to do so can be found at Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowships

Medical Research Council (MRC)

The MRC offer a range of fellowships to meet diverse needs, allowing training placements in the UK, abroad or in industry. More information is available at MRC Fellowships and Clinical Research Training Fellowships

Currently, there are no training events.