skip to primary navigationskip to content

BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence PhD Studentships 2015

Call for Internal Applications

The British Heart Foundation has awarded the BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence £3m over the next five years. As part of this award, we fund a number of non-clinical PhD Studentships.

We are pleased to offer up to three 3-year non-clinical PhD studentships for students to start their PhD course in October 2015, and invite applications from the BHF Cambridge Centre of Excellence and the Cambridge University Cardiovascular Strategic Research Initiative investigators. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary projects that promote collaboration between the Centre themes (cardiovascular biology, functional genomics, and population sciences) to address questions of importance in the broad area of atherothrombosis.

Applicants should have obtained an honours degree (at least equivalent to a UK 2.1) or a masters degree in a scientific discipline that is relevant to the project. The Studentship provides a maintenance stipend, University tuition fees at the Home/EU rate, consumables of £10K per year for research costs, and travel support for meetings and conferences. Applicants must satisfy the University of Cambridge graduate student entrance requirements.

Applications should consist of:

  • CV of the potential PhD applicant
  • Maximum 3-page research plan (including Title, Background, Hypothesis, Aims, and Experimental plan) describing how the project aligns with the Centre scientific objectives and research aims with emphasis on interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts.        

Please email your application to Dr Katja Kivinen ( by Friday 19th December 2014. An independent review panel will score candidates and interview them in January/February 2015. Successful candidates will be notified by end of February and are expected to start in October 2015.

Cambridge Cardiovascular logo - transparent

Logo design by Dr Ana-Mishel Spiroski and Dr Sarah Morgan.


We connect cardiovascular researchers in Cambridge.

Please follow us on Twitter for local news about research, events, funding calls, and open positions.

For inquiries about our research or the website, please contact Dr Katja Kivinen.