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AJ Clark Studentship

Published: 31 Oct 2019 in Studentship

This studentship enables scientists with degrees in pharmacology or related disciplines to carry out research in pharmacology leading to the degree of PhD. Winners will receive nearly £100,000 over three years. As of the 2020 award, studentships will be co-funded with the host universities. The Society will commit to funding 50% of the following costs.


  • Year 1 – £18,527 in London and £16,364 elsewhere;
  • Year 2 – £19,489 in London and £17,339 elsewhere;
  • Year 3 – £20,432 in London and £18,294 elsewhere.

Other costs:

  • Research costs - £10,000 per year;
  • Up to £1,000 per year to support attendance at non-Society meetings;
  • Course fees paid at the rate applicable to EU students.


The deadline for applications for the 2020 studentship has now passed.


Applicants will need to:

  • have a degree in pharmacology or a related discipline and be intending to carry out research in pharmacology leading to the degree of PhD in a recognised department in the UK or Ireland
  • be supervised by a Society member(s) of at least 3 years' standing
  • be involved in the preparation of the project proposal

AJ Clark

This studentship is named in honour of Alfred Joseph Clark, who was the leading UK pharmacologist during the 1930s, whose ideas underpin much of the modern development of pharmacology.

Recent winners

  • 2019 - Michael Keith
  • 2018 - Matilda Kennard
  • 2017 - Sam Groom
  • 2016 - Chloe Peach
  • 2015 - Laura Humphrys