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Current opportunities


CLOSED:  The closing date for the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Paid Internships was 12 September 2021.  We are no longer accepting applications for these posts.



PhD studentships at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & 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 potential PhD candidates are advised to check both these pages regularly. 

Please note that currently the Maudsley BRC is not planning to offer further PhD studentships.




External Opportunities


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): Fellowship Programme

The NIHR Fellowship Programme supports individuals on their trajectory to becoming future leaders in NIHR research.    

Opportunities include:

  • Pre-doctoral Fellowships designed to support people who are looking to start or advance a career in health research methodology
  • Doctoral Fellowships
  • Advanced Fellowships
  • Development & Skills Enhancement Awards

Details of the various fellowship schemes and application rounds can be found at the NIHR Fellowship Programme page



National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): Opportunities specifically for Allied Health Professionals and Nurses

Further opportunities for research training are available centrally through the HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme.  Opportunities include:

  • Internships
  • Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships
  • Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships
  • Clinical and Senior Clinical Lectureships
  • Bridging Schemes
  • Mentorship Scheme



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