Friends of Peterhouse PhD Studentship in adolescent mental health

Department of Psychiatry

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: RN29179
  • Closes: 02nd January 2022
  • Hours: Full Time

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, is pleased to announce a PhD Studentship to start in October 2022. We particularly welcome applications from people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in research.

The studentship would be hosted within the Department of Psychiatry. The Department has an outstanding international reputation in the field of psychiatric research, rated the best psychiatry department in the UK and in Europe, and has excelled in the last three Research Assessment Exercises. The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. The Department welcomes applications for a PhD Studentship to conduct research for a doctoral degree from candidates with a good degree in experimental psychology, biology, medicine, neuroscience, mathematics, biochemistry or a related scientific discipline. The successful candidate would become a student at Peterhouse (

Candidates are asked to put forward a potential project title together with a research proposal within the field of the epidemiology and health services research related to the mental health in young people. Potential applicants should consult the following website for details of the research programme to aid the preparation of their research proposal: Child and Adolesent Mental Health and Resilience Research Group (

Applicants for the Studentship should have, or expect to gain a 1st class or a high 2.1 class Honour’s degree in an appropriate subject, and may also have completed further research training or a Masters degree. The stipend will be paid at RCUK rates for the 3 year duration of the award. Only the fees for home students will be met in full. In addition, the Studentship includes modest funding for running costs of the research (£5K over the 3 years), and costs for travel to scientific conferences each year.

To apply, please email the following documents:

  • An academic CV
  • Two academic references (please ask your referees to send these to us directly)
  • A research proposal (maximum 2000 words, excluding bibliography or figures)
  • A cover letter indicating a brief summary of your research interests and any completed research conducted and a clear statement of your eligibility for this funding award.

Applications must be received by midnight on 2 January 2022 Interviews will be held on Friday 14th January

Applications and enquiries regarding the administration of the application process should be directed via email to Mrs Adisa Broadhurst, Education Supervisor .

Please quote reference RN29179 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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