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Goodger and Schorstein Scholarships are awarded to assist research in Medical Sciences. They are open to Postdoctoral Researchers from any department/institute of the Medical Sciences Division.

Applicants must have completed their DPhil (at any Higher Education Institution) at the time of application and are required to work primarily in units run by the University of Oxford within the Medical Sciences Division. Candidates may apply for funds to cover staff costs (except their own salary), consumables or project expenses. The number, length and the level of the awards is at the discretion of the Board of Management. Awarded scholarships are typically in the range £10,000 - £12,000. Scholarships may be tenable with other posts subject to the approval of the Board.


Apply now using the IRAMS system via the Medical Sciences Internal Fund: Pump-priming scheme application.


Previous awards

Previous recipients of the Goodger and Schorstein Scholarship for Postdoctoral Researchers in Medical Sciences:

Congratulations to all awardees on their success.

Applicant Department Title Amount Awarded
Zhu, Kang Dunn School of Pathology Elucidating the antiviral role of PARP10 against Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) £10,000.00
Swegen, Aleona Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health  Investigating metabolic flexibility and DNA damage in primordial stage oocytes to improve oocyte preservation strategies £9,000.00
Wang, Guanlin RDM (WIMM) Application of spatial transcriptomics to potential novel treatment targets in myelofibrosis detected using SCINDY, a novel computational pipeline to identify cell-cell interactions £10,000.00
Gupta, Vandana Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences Development of multiplex RT-QuIC assay for the early detection of dementia: step towards personalized medicine £10,000.00
Bose, Samuel Department of Pharmacology Calcium-Stimulated Adenylyl Cyclases in the Cardiac Atria: The role of AC1 and AC8 in the response to Gq-coupled receptor activation. £9,102.70
Mikulski, Pawel Department of Biochemistry Discovering mechanisms of interferon-mediated trained immunity by chemical inhibitor screening £10,000.00
Kandzija, Neva Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health  Determining the cargo of circulating placental extracellular vesicles in gestational diabetes mellitus £9,820.00
Applicant Department Title Amount Awarded
Simões, Filipa Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Deciphering heart muscle regeneration, one cell at a time £9,968.54
Applicant Department Title Amount Awarded
Haythorne, Elizabeth Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics How does diabetes disrupt mitochondrial metabolism in pancreatic β-cells? £10,000.00
Mielczarek, Olga NDM (Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics) Investigation of direct chromatin contacts at genomic loci associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis susceptibility. £10,000.00
Dujardin, Gwendal Dunn School of Pathology Identifying a molecular mechanism underlying the disease phenotype in Retinitis Pigmentosa individuals carrying mutations in the spliceosomal gene, PRPF8 £10,000.00
Applicant Department Title Amount Awarded
Knudsen, Jakob RDM (OCDEM) Glucagon at the nexus of glucose and fatty acid metabolism £10,000.00
Gorvin, Caroline RDM (OCDEM) Investigating the link between trafficking and signalling of the CalciumSensing Receptor (CaSR): Is intracellular calcium the key? £7,186.42
Gutowska-Owsiak, Danuta Radcliffe Department of Medicine Role of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) in presentation of peptide antigens. £8,000.00
Iqbal, Asif Dunn School of Pathology Do sugars direct monocytes in their pursuit of lipids?  £10,000.00
Haenssgen, Marco Nuffield Department of Medicine Supply-induced demand for antibiotics among marginalised populations in Northern Thailand: Exploring the next frontier of antibiotic misuse to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Southeast Asia.  £9,380.00