The Anatomical Society offers up to 4 well-funded, high quality, PhD Prize Research Studentships to be held in departments undertaking research in anatomical sciences in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Funding is provided for three years to cover the stipend of the student (currently comparable to MRC funding levels), tuition fees, generous contribution toward project running costs, and a travel allowance for attendance at Anatomical Society meetings and to one international meeting.  Students are required to submit a poster or oral communication at a Society meeting in each year of the award. In addition, students are required to submit at least one original high-quality research article to the Journal of Anatomy or Aging Cell as a significant output from the research performed during the studentship.  Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors for Studentships to commence in October 2020. 

For the first time, the Society proposes to reserve a studentship for an early career investigator (within 3 years of starting an independent position at the time of application) subject to certain conditions. The application will be judged according to different criteria than the regular studentship submissions with more emphasis on project design and training provided than on track record. The proposal will still have to meet the high standard expected.  


–    Applicants must be Members of the Society who have been elected to membership by Council for at least a year.  All applicants must be in good standing with their membership fees. 
–   If applicants have held an Anatomical Society studentship they cannot apply again until their previous student has been awarded a PhD by the appropriate Board of Studies (graduand status).
–    A Supervisor or Co-Supervisor cannot hold concurrent AS Research Studentships
–    Applicants who have had a previous student are not eligible unless that student has submitted an original research article for publication in the Journal of Anatomy or Aging Cell.
–    An early career investigator could be an independent research fellow or newly appointed lecturer but must have a post that is secure for the three-year term of the studentship. The applicant must propose a co-supervisor with experience of PhD supervision.

Please see the terms and conditions document for further eligibility criteria.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Application forms and conditions can be obtained from the website or by emailing the Anatomical Society head office.

Emails and enquiries should be directed to Ms Mary Anne Piggott, [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd August 2019 

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

23 August 2019

Please see our website for how to apply:
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