Types of Award Available

The Trust has three funding streams, as follows:

  • Up to 100 Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships are available, offering a 6-8-week period of hands-on research experience in a Scottish University, recognised Research Institution or company trading in medically-relevant research during the summer vacation.
  • Up to 15 fully-funded, 4-year PhD Studentships each year. These require close working between universities and companies trading in medically-relevant biomedical research and offering bespoke training on how to develop careers in biomedical science in an increasingly difficult and competitive market to complement universities’ own doctoral training programmes. [See PhD FAQ for answers to our most frequently-asked questions about these awards.]
  • Up to three Medical Research Scotland Sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships. Unique and unlike any other academic fellowships, these awards are intended for those wishing to return to an area of biomedical research after a career break of two years or more. Fellowships are available for up to three years, half time and involve a challenging research project and an individually-tailored retraining programme. Awarded in conjunction with the Daphne Jackson Trust, applications for these Fellowships must be made direct to the Daphne Jackson Trust and NOT to Medical Research Scotland.