PhD studentships in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh (start September 2022)

Applications are invited for the Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarship Programme in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, a fully funded four-year PhD programme at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR).

World-class research training

This 4-year PhD programme aspires to educate the next generation of leaders and influencers in regenerative medicine. It will deliver bespoke, cross-disciplinary training to equip graduates with the skills to drive regenerative medicine’s potential to advance human health.

Students on the programme will be supervised and mentored by world-renowned experts in stem cell research, regenerative medicine, inflammation research and tissue repair. The programme is hosted by IRR at Edinburgh BioQuarter, a vibrant research environment which supports scientists and clinicians in translating their research into the clinic.

Programme structure

Students will receive foundation training and will complete two research rotation projects before selecting their 3-year PhD research project. Projects will span the breath of research areas at IRR, ranging from fundamental and discovery science to clinical and industrial translation projects.

Scholarship benefits

Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded competitively. Four-year scholarships include a stipend and tuition fees as well as funding for research, training and travel.

Martin Lee Doctoral Scholars will take part in key postgraduate teaching events at the institute. In addition, a series of programme-specific training and networking opportunities will cultivate a supportive and interactive cohort of Martin Lee Doctoral Scholars.

Why choose Edinburgh?

The University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and is consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world.

Edinburgh is consistently voted one of the best cities in the world to live and study.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. IRR is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in its recruitment practices and throughout the delivery of the Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarship Programme.


The programme is open to those who are eligible for UK Home Fees and to those ordinarily resident in Hong Kong. To find out your tuition fee status, please visit the following web page:

We seek highly motivated candidates with at least a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject. Typically, candidates will have a good understanding of stem cells and/or regenerative medicine and some practical research experience.

How to apply

Applicants should visit our website to apply online:

Enquiries can be sent to:

Closing date: Wednesday 12th January 2022, 12:00 noon (GMT)

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