Graduate Funding Blog

On these pages you will find funding advice for students thinking about coming to begin postgraduate study at the Department of Psychiatry. This advice is a mixture of information provided by the Department and funding advice written by existing graduate students within the Department. You may also wish to visit our studentships page to see what official studentships are currently offered by the Department. You can also find further funding advice from the University here.

Newnham College Studentships tenable in 2014-15

Newnham hopes to offer a number of Studentships, up to three years duration, in 2014 for female students who are about to embark on an MPhil or PhD at Newnham College. These studentships may be held in conjuction with partial support from other sources, including the Cambridge University CHESS Scheme, CCEIT or Faculty funding. Prospective […]

New Wellcome Trust PhD Studentships available

New graduate studentships are being advertised by the Wellcome Trust. Please click here for full details.  If you are interested in applying to the Department of Psychiatry for a studentship, please read our student pages.

Graduate Funding Testimonial: Caroline Robertson


  Gates Cambridge Scholarship (PhD) Supervisors: Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr. Chris Baker The Gates Cambridge Scholarship has really defined my graduate experience at Cambridge.  Established by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates supports graduate-level research by individuals who are committed to improving the lives of others.  Gates Scholars come […]

Graduate funding: testimonial – Ameera Patel


Wellcome Trust TMAT Programme (PhD) Supervisor: Professor Ed Bullmore I am a MB/PhD student funded by the Wellcome Trust TMAT (Translational Medicine and Therapeutics) Programme. This unique programme gives me the opportunity to work closely with GlaxoSmithKline on experimental medicine projects as part of my PhD, and thus gain insight into how scientific research transitions […]

Graduate funding: testimonial – Tilman Lesch

Tilman Lesch

Tilman Lesch (pictured) is a Ph.D. student supervised by Professor Barbara Sahakian. Here, he provides advice to potential students eligible for the CHESS scholarship. The CHESS scholarship All applicants eligible for the Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme (CHESS) should not miss this easy scholarship opportunity. It requires no separate application form from the one […]