£16,062 PhD International Studentships in Blood and Transplant Research Unit at University of Cambridge, UK

Written by David on August 31, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Biomedical Humanities
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom Phone: +44 1223 337733  

Donated blood is an important part of health care systems because it allows blood transfusions, which save millions of lives around the world every year. But the evidence needed to make blood donation safer and more effective is weak and not well-developed. This means that harm and waste could happen. The BTRU does research to solve the big problems that NHSBT has identified.

One goal of the BTRU Safety of Blood Donation is to make blood donation safer by coming up with and testing new ways to keep donors healthy and reduce the negative health effects of giving blood. This goal will be reached by using the data that is already available, as well as by doing new qualitative studies and proof-of-concept trials. Short-term goals include evaluating and making plans for how to stop blood donation from hurting people’s health and figuring out which groups of donors are most likely to benefit from these plans.

The second goal of the BTRU Efficiency of Blood Donation is to make blood donation more long-term by coming up with personalized ways to do things like tailoring recruitment and retention of donors to get the most blood while keeping donors healthy. This goal will be reached by looking at biomarkers and genetic data, doing microsimulation studies, and doing “proof of concept” trials. Short-term goals include coming up with “post-donation” ways to check the haemoglobin levels of blood donors and adapting blood donation practices to each donor’s personality and ability to give blood.

Projects: Observational data collection, designing trials, risk prediction, plasma donation, or vasovagal reactions are all examples of research projects (fainting). The supervisors can help plan and talk about projects.


About the Scholarship Provider:

Since its foundation in 1209, the University of Cambridge has served as a public research institution in Cambridge, England. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the fourth-oldest in the globe. This is not only one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, but also a student-run community with its own government. Across its six schools (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology), this institution houses 31 constituent colleges and more than a hundred academic departments.

Representatives from each Department and Faculty at a given School meet regularly as a Council. The schools are represented on the General Board. Visitors from all over the world flock to Cambridge to see the historic architecture of its colleges and universities. However, there are many fascinating artifacts from past and contemporary intellectual pursuits at the University that can be found in the museums and collections. Cambridge University Press, run by the university, is the oldest publishing house in the world and the largest university press in the world. Nearly 11,000 individuals are employed by the institution’s 31 colleges and 150 other departments, faculties, schools, and other entities.


We welcome bright students from all over the world because our university has a strong international presence. Over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the university at the present time, with roughly 9,000 being international students from over 140 different countries. The international student population at this institution ranges from about 25% of undergraduates to 50% of graduate students. There are currently 23,380 students studying at Cambridge University. Of these, 10,910 are graduate students and 12,480 are undergraduates. Of the graduate students, 50% are international and 40% are women. Additionally, there are over 11,000 faculty and staff members, 31 colleges, and 150 departments, faculties, schools, and other institutions. In order to keep up with the caliber of education offered, the University actively recruits bright students from all over the world. There are around 120,000 Cambridge grads spread over more than 200 countries.

Because of its rich history and prestigious reputation, people from all over the world travel to Cambridge to tour the University and its many renowned colleges and halls. However, there are many fascinating artifacts from past and contemporary intellectual pursuits at the University that can be found in the museums and collections. Every student and many teachers have some sort of connection to a university, as campuses are their primary places of residence and social interaction. It’s also where pupils have their “supervisions,” or individualized tutorials. While the university is in charge of organizing lectures and awarding degrees, each individual college is in charge of making domestic arrangements for its own undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral researchers, and general staff, as well as appointing its own teaching staff and fellows in each subject area. An alumnus or alumna remains a part of their alma mater forever.


One of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in the world, the University of Cambridge is also a self-governing community of intellectuals. The intellectual accomplishments of its students and the world-class original research done by the University and Colleges’ professors are the foundations of its international reputation for high academic achievement. At originally, only males were allowed to enroll at Cambridge. Girton College, founded by Emily Davies in 1869, was the first college in the United Kingdom to accept female students. Newnham College first opened its doors in 1872.

While women were granted access to higher education in the late nineteenth century in terms of enrolling in classes, sitting for tests, and having their results recorded, they were still excluded from full university membership. In the twentieth century, women might get a “titular degree,” which was equivalent to a lower level degree, but they were not allowed to participate in the administration of their schools. Before 1947, women could not enroll as full-fledged students. The basic duties of Cambridge University are divided among the central administration, faculty, and university colleges. Each department at Cambridge is responsible for its own research and for giving its own lectures to the student body as a whole. University colleges are responsible for the general well-being and domestic management of all students and some university staff. Most undergraduates receive their first taste of small-group instruction in the form of “tutorial supervisions” in a college setting.


Each of the university’s 31 schools operates independently and with considerable freedom. Generally speaking, universities are free to pick and select the students they admit and the faculty members they hire. It is commonly considered that the University of Cambridge is one of the most competitive educational institutions in the United Kingdom. Every year, Cambridge tops the lists of the best institutions in the United Kingdom compiled by the League Tables of British Universities. In 2001, the Research Assessment Exercise in England ranked Cambridge as the top university in the UK. The University of Cambridge reportedly produces more Ph.D. recipients annually than any other British university, according to a study released in 2005. Thomson Scientific found in 2006 that of all British universities, Cambridge produced the most research publications. Cambridge also topped the list of research institutions in 10 of the 21 most important fields in Britain.

Cambridge is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s best educational institutions by the likes of the Coimbra Group, the League of European Research Universities, the International Alliance of Research Universities, and the Russell Group, an organization of Britain’s most prestigious and research-focused universities. There is a close relationship between Cambridge University and the growth of high-tech business clusters in the area. This region is also known as the “Silicon Fen.” In 2004, Silicon Fen was considered the world’s second largest venture capital market, behind only Silicon Valley in the United States. In 2006, it was estimated that the combined worth of the over 250 active Silicon Fen startups with ties to the University was over $6 billion.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Cambridge

Scholarship Country:  United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth:  £16,062

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The University of Cambridge will offer studentships to qualified applicants, which will provide them with a stipend of £16,062 per year for a total of three years in addition to covering their entire tuition costs.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • It is possible to submit an application for the PhD in Public Health and Primary Care program that is provided by the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge.
  • Qualifications Required to Apply: In order for the applicants to be considered, they are required to fulfill all of the following and stated criteria:
  • The applicants are required to have a strong qualification for either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.



The PhD International Studentships in Blood and Transplant Research Unit at University of Cambridge, UK is open to all International Students


Awarding international students with tuition waivers for the 2022-2023 school year in select degree programs, the University of Innsbruck in Austria is committed to removing financial barriers to education. This award is for international students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Scholars of all levels are urged to apply for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year at the university.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To apply, please visit: www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/cvphpdhpc and click the “Apply Now” button. You can also apply by going to the University of Cambridge’s website, which can be found at apply.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk.
  • Specifics of the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health and Primary Care program (full-time)
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Professors Emanuele Di Angelantonio and Angela Wood will serve as advisors for this project.
  • Blood Donor Health PhD Studentship is the Working Title of This Research.
  • RH32768 is the reference number.
  • When filling out the application form and communicating with us about this opening, please make sure to use the reference number RH32768.

You will need the following items in order to submit an application for this opportunity:

  • The names and contact information for two academic referees (references will be taken up immediately).
  •  Transcript (s)
  • CV/resume
  • Documentation demonstrating an ability to communicate in English, if necessary
  • A Statement of Interest explaining your qualifications, including why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this field, your background, and the areas of research in which you are interested.
  • Conducting interviews and making selections
  • The deadline for submission of applications is September 12th, 2022.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the PhD International Studentships in Blood and Transplant Research Unit at University of Cambridge, UK  is  September 12, 2022.

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