Sponsor a PhD researcher

Fund discoveries that will beat cancer

With a gift of £25 a month, or a £300 single donation, you can sponsor our PhD students and support the next generation of scientists. Donations go to a central PhD research fund that supports all our 550 PhD students across the UK. 100% of your gift supports student equipment, materials and tuition fees.

You can choose a researcher to follow and gain a unique insight into their work through a personal introduction and updates twice a year. 

What you will receive

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Personal updates

Receive updates from your chosen student, including an introduction to their work and updates twice a year. Just remember to let us know how you would like to receive these updates (via email or post) when you sign up.


Exclusive Newsletters

Our bi-annual Spotlight newsletter brings you Cancer Research UK’s latest breakthroughs, research progress and health information.


Special events 

Invitations to special events, which give you an opportunity to connect with and learn more about our life-saving research.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about being a sponsor, our or other ways to get involved, Please email sponsorascientist@cancer.org.uk or call 0203 469 6521.