Call for PhD students to participate in a 4 month University of Cape Town exchange - deadline 16th February 2018

A call for 2018 applications for the Newton/RCUK PhD partnership scheme is open to all PhD students within Medical Sciences, including students who have already previously applied and taken part in the exchange. There is an opportunity for University of Oxford PhD students to visit the University of Cape Town on a 4 month exchange visit, with an equivalent opportunity for University of Cape Town PhD students to visit the University of Oxford. The scheme will cover the costs of these exchange visits, a stipend, a contribution to research and bench fees or equivalent and additional partnering activities. The additional partnering activities will include a networking meeting in September 2018 and there is funding available for Oxford PIs and Oxford students to travel to Cape Town for this meeting.

The Oxford PI for the scheme is Professor Helen McShane, the Jenner Institute. Selection criteria will include: quality of application, impact of project and future pathway for both student and partnership. Preference will be given to students with excellent projects and those who do not have current funding for such an exchange. Preference may also be given to students who are closely linked with Historically Disadvantaged Institutions in South Africa.

This is a really exciting opportunity for both students and departments at UOXF/UCT and students are highly encouraged to apply. Travel to Cape Town University can be made until December 2018. If you have any questions please email Rebecca Powell Doherty

Closing deadline: 17h00, 16th February 2018.

Download application form here.

University of Oxford application forms should go to Rebecca Powell Doherty by 17h00 on 16th February 2018.

University of Cape Town application forms should go to, Michelle Fisher by 17h00 on 16th February 2018.