Background information

The RESCUE project

The EC H2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND RESCUE project is an international PhD programme on regenerative medicine coordinated by the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). Together with University Utrecht (UU) and the Hubrecht Institute it offers a unique opportunity to excellent PhD candidates (early stage researchers, ESRs) to access around 30 high level fellowships for a doctorate program within the Regenerative Medicine Centre Utrecht.

RESCUE provides an inspiring, multidisciplinary and translational education programme in the area of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells. This programme aims to enhance the potential and future career perspectives of researchers by providing a global training network including over 50 excellent academic and industrial partner organisations. Thereby, shaping a new generation of research experts, empowering them to take leading positions in the field of regenerative medicine world-wide.

All fellows will join the Regenerative Medicine PhD Programme within Utrecht’s Graduate School of Life Sciences. This interdisciplinary and cross-faculty RM programme is organized by Utrecht University, together with the University Medical Center Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute. Regenerative Medicine is a dynamic field that brings together fundamental and clinical scientists from many disciplines with the aim of developing novel therapeutic strategies for a wide variety of diseases. The Graduate School of Life Sciences offers access to a variety of post-graduate courses from introductory levels to academic writing.

RESCUE is the acronym for ‘local training network on REgenerative medicine and Stem Cell technology in UtrEcht’. Within the UMCU, nine of its ten divisions will host ESRs and within the UU two faculties will host ESRs: Faculty of Science (department Pharmaceutical Sciences) and the Veterinary Medicine Faculty. RESCUE trains and educates PhD students in three main research pillars: I. Stem Cell & Organoid Biology, II. Cardiovascular Regeneration, III. Musculoskeletal Regeneration, with an overarching pillar on Ethics.

The RESCUE project is co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND doctorate programme scheme. Specific and strict eligibility requirements with regards to mobility, career stage and the English language apply for all candidates.


On all information on this site and given by project members the EC RESCUE Grant Agreement no. 801540 applies.