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Mabel Churn Scholarship in Ophthalmology

Every three years, St Cross College plans to invite applications for the Mabel Churn Scholarship from successful applicants normally resident in the UK who have an offer to begin studying at the University of Oxford for a DPhil research degree in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) in any area of retinal research. Please follow the link above to find out when the College next plans to recruit.

 

Novartis DPhil studentship in Clinical Neurosciences

 

Start date: From Trinity Term 2024

Closing date for applications: 12pm noon GMT on Friday 31st May 2024

Date of interviews: TBC

Project title: Mechanisms of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) -

- Please note that this is a pre-defined project where the research and supervision are already determined.

Project description: MS is a progressive disease at onset yet despite over 20 disease modifying treatments approved for patients with relapsing disease, these drugs have relatively little, if no impact, on reducing neurological decline. Using a cohort of patients who are under the clinical care of our department, complemented with neuropathological examination and sampling of post-mortem brain and spinal cord tissue, this project aims to expand our biological understanding of MS and to determine how this can be used to better diagnose and treat patients.

We are pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded DPhil (PhD) studentship as part of a Novartis NGSP Global Scholars Program led by Professor Lars Fugger, and co-supervised by Dr Kate Attfield and Professor Gabriele DeLuca.

As a doctoral student in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, the successful applicant will be a part of one of the leading and largest clinical neuroscience departments in Europe. A PhD (DPhil) in Clinical Neurosciences provides an opportunity to develop state-of-the-art skills through a range of research and practical training in world-class research laboratories. The department, as a whole, sponsors regular seminars and public lectures which attract distinguished national and international speakers.

The student’s training will be tailored to their requirements, drawing from the vast range of courses available at Oxford and covering both specialist scientific methods and techniques and transferable skills. Most training will take place in the lab under the direct supervision of Professor Fugger and Dr Attfield as well as additional training taking place under the supervision of Professor De Luca.

As part of the collaboration with Novartis, this project also offers exciting opportunities to learn key techniques central to the execution of the programme of work from industry experts.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be eligible for Home fee status and have achieved a first class, or upper second class, honours degree, or equivalent, in a biological science, with a focus on neuroimmunology, or similar, being preferable.

DETAILS OF THE FUNDING PACKAGE

The studentship will include University fees at the Home (UK/ROI) rate for three years (but excluding any College or University continuation fees that may apply from year 4 onwards) and a stipend of no less than £19,162 per annum for 3 years.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should apply via the normal route outlined online. Find Oxford’s application guide for graduate applicants here. Please quote studentship reference NOV24NDCN in the appropriate field when applying.

The harriet and joan neal graduate research scholarship into amyloid angiopathy

Start date: October 2024

Closing date for applications: 12pm BST Friday 31st May 2024

Date of interviews: TBC

Background

St Edmund Hall welcomes applications for the Harriet and Joan Neal Graduate Research Scholarship into Amyloid Angiopathy to study at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2024/2025 for a DPhil research degree. Michael Neal, St. Edmund Hall, (1955), created the Harriet and Joan Neal Scholarship in 2023 in memory of his mother Harriet and his wife Joan. For more information, please visit the St Edmund Hall Scholarship page.

The successful applicant will join the Wolfson Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD) in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN), and undertake research on the clinical epidemiology of cerebral amyloid angiopathy under the supervision of Professor Peter Rothwell. 

Eligibility

Applicants will have achieved a first class, or upper second class degree, or equivalent in a relevant area, such as biomedical science, medical statistics or epidemiology.

details of the funding package

The Scholarship will cover Home/ROI DPhil fees and a stipend of no less than £19,162 for three years (but excluding any College or University continuation fees that may apply from year 4 onwards). Students with overseas status should be advised that they would need to fund the remainder of their fees from alternative sources, should they be successful in gaining the scholarship.

How to apply

Candidates should apply via the normal route outlined online and list St Edmund Hall as their first choice college. Find Oxford’s application guide for graduate applicants here. Please quote studentship reference 24NDCN01TED in the appropriate field when applying.