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The Christopher Welch Scholarship was established in 1917 to promote the study of biological sciences across Oxford. The award has a long and distinguished history and impressive legacy. Previous Christopher Welch Scholars include eminent researchers and scientists who have received national and international recognition for their contributions to science (including Nobel Prizes). 

The scholarship for 2017 was awarded to James Kempton, Department of Zoology. 

The Christopher Welch Scholarships are awarded for up to 3.5 years and at present, offer: 

  • Payment of fees at the rate for “Home/EU” students
  • A maintenance grant (currently £16,000 pa in years 1, 2, and 3 and £8,000 in year 4)
  • Research Support Grant of £5,000 per annum in years 1, 2 and 3 

Read more about Christopher Welch Scholarships