ARC-GM PhD Fellowships

Our ARC-GM PhD Fellowships are at the University of Manchester and cover a wide range of research topics with access to excellent training opportunities. We are committed to supporting the development of outstanding researchers wishing to conduct applied research that has the potential to deliver an impact on patients, public and policy regionally and nationally. World-leading academics will work with you to support you in completing your PhD Fellowship. 

As an ARC-GM PhD Fellow, you will get intensive and dedicated supervision and access to extensive training including training in transferable skills such as writing for publication and communication. There are a wealth of training and support opportunities available through the University of Manchester, the ARC and from the NIHR. Being part of ARC-GM also means that you will be connected into a vibrant network of health and social care partners. You will get the opportunity to develop your career, direct your training and take the required steps to reach your career goals.

We have dedicated funding for a PhD Fellowship in each of our five research themes.  The research questions and programmes of work of the PhDs align to the research aims of the relevant theme and they can also cut-across more than one theme where synergies are identified. 




Current ARC PhD Fellowship Opportunities:


We currently have one PhD Fellowship opportunity working with our Healthy Ageing theme, on:

We also have one PhD Fellowship opporuntity with our Organising Care theme; we have advertised for applications around two topics, with funding available for one PhD Fellowship as part of a competative process: 


The closing date for the PhD Fellowship opportunities with our Healthy Ageing and Organising Care teams is 31/01/2021




How to apply:

For informal enquiry about the PhD please use the ‘email now’ form at the bottom of the advertisement page which will send your CV, contact details and message directly to the PhD supervisor.


When you are ready to apply for the PhD, please follow the guidance on how to apply for this project at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website at  


You must also submit an online application form.



Meet our current PhD Fellowship award holders: 

  • Norina Gasteiger 
  • Christine Camacho
  • Melissa Surgey
  • Mia Lucy Bennion


More information:

If you would like further infroamtion about any aspect of our PhD Fellowships please contact Rebecca McShane (Programme Manager).