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Selecting a supervisor

All students applying to the Amgen scholars programme in Cambridge must have a project agreed with a supervisor prior to making an application.

Research in biology and medicine at Cambridge is organised in broad themes though students will be based within individual departments and institutes.

You will need to use our Research Themes Database to locate potential project supervisors. Please make contact with the faculty members whose work interests you to discuss possible projects before you consider applying.

If you already know the name of someone you would like to work with you can search for them by name to find their contact details and a link to their home web page for more information about their research.

Alternatively you can look in the Research Themes Database using a keyword search or by research theme in order to find principal investigators working in your area of interest.

There are over 700 people in this database but some may not be able to accept a vacation scholar in 2019 - please do not contact supervisors who cannot accept vacation students. Please make contact with those principal investigators whose work interests you to discuss possible projects before you consider applying.

Do check in case Institutes or Departments have their own deadlines for receiving CVs that are earlier than our deadline.

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Admissions will open on the 1st November 2018.

To receive notification of this, please Register your interest in the 2019 programme

The University of Cambridge is delighted to continue to participate in the Amgen Scholars Programme and to welcome scholars from universities across Europe.

Amgen Scholars at the University of Cambridge will have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced faculty members, including some of the world's top academic scientists. They will gain hands-on laboratory experience, and actively contribute to the advancement of science. We hope that the experience of undertaking research in one of the world's foremost Universities will enthuse our Scholars about a career in scientific research.