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AJ Clark Studentship

Published: in Studentship

This studentship enables scientists with degrees in pharmacology or related disciplines to carry out research in pharmacology leading to a PhD. Winners will receive nearly £100,000 over three years. 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 UK students.


The deadline to apply for the 2022 award is 31 October 2021. Please complete the application form.


  • The candidate will 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
  • The primary superviser must be a Society member of at least 3 years' standing
  • The student will have been involved in the preparation of the project proposal
  • The Society is committed to increasing the diversity of its award recipients. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups
Past winners

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

  • 2021 - Maria-Cristina Ardelean
  • 2020 - James Farmer; James Line
  • 2019 - Michael Keith
  • 2018 - Matilda Kennard
  • 2017 - Sam Groom
  • 2016 - Chloe Peach