GenerationResearch PhD studentships


Coming soon in May 2024

Generation Research Masters by Research in Biology


Funding: Fully-funded (A tax free annual stipend at the standard UKRI outside London rate, currently £16,062, research costs and tuition fees at UK rate)

Length: 12 months

Open to: UK students only, with a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area and with widening access eligibility (see below)

Academic Year: 2022/23


Applications are closed

Students thinking about a career in science have many routes available to them, involving further education (PhD), technical roles, the pharmaceutical industry, animal technology, lab and contract management, and grant funding to name just a few.  A Masters by Research degree can be a great starting point for these careers, giving a one year hands-on, research-intensive experience. However, access to this degree can be challenging for some individuals due to social or economic constraints. Here we offer a fully-funded opportunity to students with widening access eligibility.

How to apply


Before you apply:

  • Read the project descriptions below. Think about which options interest you. You will be asked to indicate a preference for one project.

The application form asks for the following information:

  • PART A: Student details, project choice, special category data (special category data will be used to rank students for interview, but will not be shared with the panel at the interview stage)
  • PART B: Three short questions on enthusiasm for your subject, motivation for applying, and contextual statement
  • PART C: Submit CV

If candidates wish to withdraw, please email [email protected]


Applications are closed

How we allocate


Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date and successful applicants are normally notified promptly.

Candidate interviews:

  • Candidates will be selected for an interview based on their widening access eligibility criteria, CV, and answers to PART B.

Interviews will take place July/August.

You'll be notified as soon as possible after the interview dates whether your application has been successful, placed on a reserve list or unsuccessful.


Example projects funded in 2022/23



Contact us


If you have any questions about studentships please contact [email protected]