The Humane Research Trust Advert  – LES RHOADES MEMORIAL PhD STUDENTSHIP

The Humane Research Trust (THRT) is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity that is very close to our hearts.  The Les Rhoades Memorial PhD Studentship will support a 3-year PhD studentship in memory of our late Chairman Les, who sadly passed away earlier this year. In 1995, following his retirement, Les joined THRT as our voluntary honorary accountant, before being appointed Chairman in 2012.  Les was dedicated to maintaining high standards for reviewing and supporting research grants, as well as keeping a keen eye on the Trust’s funds, which he did with a high level of professionalism and diligence. Under his direction, THRT has enjoyed many scientific successes in advancing our objectives. 

Les was very committed to promoting human health through research that did not harm animals. He believed the most effective way forward was to train young scientists in humane techniques who would then develop this concept more widely as their careers progressed. In honour of Les, the Trust has established a grant aimed at continuing the research he believed in. He will be greatly missed by the staff, Trustees, supporters and researchers alike.

The Trust is seeking applications from lecturers at UK universities, who were appointed in the last 5-years, to supervise a PhD programme.

The project should involve studies using human experimental platforms, which include human tissue ex-vivo, cell cultures and human-derived stem cells. We are looking for innovative research ideas that have the potential to transfer findings into clinical use and/or developing novel techniques with human tissue that have clinical relevance. No work with animals or animal tissues is allowed

The 3-year PhD studentship will be funded, including bench fees, consumables and stipend, to a total grant of £40,000 per annum. The closing date for applications is April 30th 2021. The studentship is available to start in 2021.

How to apply
Please click on the link or visit the website at:  and complete the online funding application form. 
Please email your completed application form to:

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