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close up image of cellThe four year NDM Prize Studentships are our principal fully-funded awards and are open to outstanding candidates from any country without restriction. The departmental Prize Studentships are awarded for DPhil (PhD) students starting at the beginning of the academic year in October. Support for this programme comes from a variety of sources including the Department, the Medical Research Council, and Clarendon Funds. The studentships pay the college and university fees for overseas or home students and have a generous stipend of £18,000 per annum, which is tax-free. Funding is contingent on satisfactory progress. The Nuffield Professor of Medicine is also able to award additional stipends (Osler Awards) of up to £5,000 per annum in exceptional cases.

cell samplesThe NDM Prize Studentships allow students to carry out research in a single laboratory for a full 4 years. There is no period of rotation between laboratories; however, we encourage our students to use some of this time to attend courses and to establish collaborations with other groups in or outside Oxford.

Please refer to the list of themes and projects. Applicants can select up to 3 projects from different supervisors, and should list these in order of preference on the application form. Individual supervisors can also be contacted by email.

The closing date for applications for 2020 entry is 8 January 2021.

The candidate's academic and research potential are the only criteria on which these awards are judged. Candidates should submit an online application by the deadline; paper applications will not be considered for the Prize Studentships. Please refer to our instructions on how to apply.