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AJ Clark 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. One studentship is awarded each year and is fully funded by the Society.


  • 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 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 supervisor 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


The Application process for the 2024 award is scheduled to open in July 2023.

Past winners

Published: in Studentship

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

  • 2022 - Kirsty Tinto
  • 2021 - Maria-Cristina Ardelean
  • 2020 - James Farmer; James Line
  • 2019 - Michael Keith
  • 2018 - Matilda Kennard
  • 2017 - Sam Groom