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Applications are invited for the 2016 George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship to support travel abroad for clinical study or research from graduates of the Oxford University Medical School.

The scholarship is of the value of about £4,000 and may be held with another award.  This scholarship is offered in every second year.

Eligibility to apply:

Candidates must either have been admitted to the Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Oxford or have passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University and hold a medical degree of another British university qualifying him or her to practise medicine.  Current medical students are not eligible to apply; an award can only be made to an Oxford medical graduate who fulfils the above criteria.

Candidates are required to submit:

  • A letter of application outlining why they wish to apply for the scholarship and details of their proposed period of study, including an undertaking that, if elected, they will travel abroad for a period of at least one month for the purpose of clinical study or research in medicine;
  • An estimate of the costs of the proposed period of clinical study or research;
  • A statement of their academic record/CV;
  • Two testimonials in support of the candidate/application.

The scholar will be required to complete his or her period of travel within twelve months from the date of election, and within a reasonable period thereafter to submit to the Secretary of the Medical School for the approval of the electors a detailed report of his or her tenure of the scholarship.  Payment of nine-tenths of the scholarship will be made shortly before the period of travel, and the remaining one-tenth following the approval of the report.  The election will be made on 8 April 2016.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Laura Morgan, Medical School Office, Academic Centre, Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU.  E-mail: laura.morgan@medsci.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications will be 19 February 2016.

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