Cranfield University and Global Clinical Supplies Group launch new Supply Chain scholarship

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Global Clinical Supplies Group and Cranfield University have partnered to launch a new scholarship for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc.

The scholarship starts in the next academic year (2023/24) and will run for four years. Each year, one student will receive £5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Global Clinical Supplies Group annual conference for development and networking.

Global Clinical Supplies Group is a professional organisation known for its expertise in clinical supplies, whose members contribute to and inspire each other and in so doing, influence the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Professor Michael Bourlakis, director of research and Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this new scholarship with Global Clinical Supplies Group.

“By combining academic excellence with real-world industry expertise, this collaboration will provide practical experiences that will help scholarship students to navigate the complexities of pharmaceutical logistics.”

Dr Hendrik Reefke, director of the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme said: “Alongside Global Clinical Supplies Group, we can provide students with the necessary skills to expertly navigate logistics in the pharmaceutical industry. Providing industry expertise, this scholarship opportunity will offer invaluable practical experiences for our students.”

Becky Griffiths, GCSG board member, said: “Over the years we have provided scholarships to students in North America and in the UK, supporting the development of the next generation of pharmaceutical experts, and setting them up for success as they embark on their career journeys. We are delighted to extend this new Supply Chain scholarship to Cranfield University.”

Applications are open for those with an interest in working in the pharmaceutical sector. The scholarship awards may be used towards tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, or other costs directly related to the candidate’s MSc.