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Research council awards

Significant levels of funding are available from UK research councils – government-funded agencies that provide financial support to researchers from the UK, EU and in some cases overseas, across a range of disciplines. Competition for research council awards is intense, and the high number of awards received by our graduate students is a reflection of the quality of research at Oxford. Approximately 15 per cent of all our new graduate students are funded by UK research councils. 

Research-specific scholarships

Some of our graduate students benefit from scholarships for specific research projects. In some instances these are supported by charities; for example, the Wellcome Trust supports a number of research students via the Doctoral Training Centre courses offered in the Medical Sciences.

Further information about grants and scholarships can be found on the Medical Sciences Graduate School website.

EXTENDED!! -- DPhil studentship: Optical Fluorescence image guided surgery

A DPhil studentship is offered for entry in 2017-18 (expected start in October 2017) under the supervision of Professor Boris Vojnovic and Professor Freddie Hamdy.

The studentship covers University and College fees at the Home/EU fee rate and includes a stipend of at least £19,000 a year for a maximum period of four years. Only applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fee rates can be considered for this studentship.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 29 June 2017. Studentship reference code NDS17/001.

For full details and how to apply please see the studentship advert.

[closed] Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott Graduate Scholarship in Surgical Sciences

The Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott Graduate Scholarship in Surgical Sciences is offered for entry in 2017-18 (start in October 2017 / Michaelmas Term 2017).

The studentship covers University and College fees at the Home/EU fee rates and a stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,296 for 2016-17), for the relevant period of fee liability. Only applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fee rates can be considered for this studentship.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 6 January 2017.

For full details and how to apply please see the College website or contact graduate.studies@nds.ox.ac.uk.

Frost scholarship for MSc integrated Immunology

The MSc in Integrated Immunology is one of the taught Master's courses at Oxford that is eligible for the Frost scholarship. This is a fully funded scholarship for students from Florida and Israel. As long as eligible applicants apply by the relevant January deadline, if they get offered a place following that deadline then they will be automatically considered.

The full eligibility criteria including the full list of eligible courses are on the websites for Frost Scholarships (Florida) and Frost Scholarships (Israel). Overall for 2017/18, there are 10 scholarships available for students from Florida and 4 for students from Israel.