Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Bursaries

The Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Network is offering a pair of bursaries worth £6,125 each for home fee-paying students starting an MSc in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies in 2023. The Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and LifeArc.

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The MRC is offering these Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Bursaries as part of their ongoing work with the Gene Therapies Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC): a national network of partners, facilities and training programmes working to advance the clinical development of new genetic treatments.

Find out more about GTIMC

Eligibility criteria

These bursaries are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree.

If your application is successful you can use the bursary towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

You can apply for a bursary if you meet all of the following four criteria:

You must also meet one or both of the following criteria:

How to apply

Students can apply for the bursary by clicking on the link below and completing the Google Form. 

Apply for an Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Bursary

The deadline to apply is 1pm on 11 August 2023.

Selection process

Shortlisted candidates will be informed in August 2023 and invited to interview later in the month. 

When reviewing your application we'll look at personal circumstances and widening participation criteria, and take into account academic achievements. All applications are anonymised and the decision is discretionary and final.

When assessing your application, we will give regard to whether you

  • have provided a clear rationale and strong motivation for applying for the MSc in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies at the University of Sheffield
  • have identified clearly how the bursary will be beneficial to their student experience
  • have clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree he/she has applied for, and they involve appropriate and credible contributions from which others will benefit.

Please note that the bursary application is separate from applying for a course. Being awarded a bursary does not guarantee you will be made an academic offer.

You are not required to apply for your course prior to submitting your bursary application.

Funding Team

For specific questions about fees, bursaries, bursaries and financial support, contact

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