Krebs Memorial Scholarship

Biochemical Society

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Grant amount: £18,500

Anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2021

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Krebs Memorial Scholarship

Do you plan to study for a PhD in Biochemistry or an allied biomedical science? Are you in the top 5% of PhD candidates?

Has your otherwise very promising research career been interrupted for quite extraordinary non-academic reasons totally beyond your control, e.g. outbreak of war, having to flee from country of origin, becoming a refugee?

Are you ineligible for an award from public funds? If so, we might be able to help with your funding.


An appeal was launched at the Biochemical Society's meeting in December 1982 to commemorate the life and work of Sir Hans Krebs, FRS, by instituting a postgraduate (PhD) scholarship in biochemistry or an allied biomedical science, tenable at any British university. The generous response of many of Sir Hans' pupils, colleagues and admirers in many countries has provided sufficient funds to allow a scholarship to be awarded in alternate years.

The scholarship is primarily intended to be a mark of exceptional academic distinction and recognition of outstanding promise; it is not a means of 'topping up' grants already received from other sources.

 What does the scholarship cover?

It will cover fees at the home and EU student’s rate, and maintenance; (non-EU) overseas students will therefore need to find the balance of fees from other sources. Financial contribution from the host university will be looked upon favourably. Currently the scholarship is worth £18,500 per academic year.

Length of scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded for 1 year in the first instance but may be renewed up to a maximum tenure of 3 years. Where the scholarship is renewed to the current holder, it will not become available to new applicants until that tenure has come to an end.

University place

Applicants will be expected to have made prior arrangements with the university at which they intend to hold the award. 

During the application process candidates will be required to ensure that a letter from the intended Supervisor, the Head of Department and two academic referees are provided to the Society. Applications will not be considered until all of these supporting letters are received - it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that these letters are received in time for the deadline.  An assessment of the candidates academic merit and agreement to accept the applicant at the institution if the candidate is successful in their application to the scholarship are required before the application will be put before the committee. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Supervisor, Head of Department and academic referees must be able to place the candidate in the top 5% of PhD candidates.
  • There are no restrictions on nationality.


  • Financial contribution from the host university will be looked upon favourably.