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  • John Fell Fund

    This is a University of Oxford fund intended to foster creativity and a proactive approach to research opportunities in all subject areas, and particularly interdisciplinary fields. It will make seed corn and start-up grants, and provide funds to stimulate applications to external funding bodies.

  • Medical Sciences Internal Fund

    The Medical Sciences Internal Fund is an internal fund that supports researchers who are employees of departments in the Medical Sciences Division, through four funding streams.

  • Medical Research Council Confidence in Concept

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) Confidence in Concept (CiC) is a block grant provided to the University by the MRC. It is used to support the earliest stages of translational research projects. It is intended to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.

  • Medical Research Council Proximity to Discovery: Industry Engagement Fund

    The MRC P2D is a block grant provided to the University by the Medical Research Council. It will support activities to build relationships between the university and industry partners and promote a culture of innovation.

  • Novo Nordisk Fellowship Programme

    The Novo Nordisk Fellowship programme aims to support the development of a new generation of exceptional young diabetes researchers, who will become future leaders in the field, while further developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving the lives of patients.

  • Returning Carers' Fund

    A Returning Carers' Fund has been established as part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Fund for the advancement of diversity among academic and research staff at Oxford.

  • MRC Discovery Award

    Second Call for start-up grants (£25k-£100k) from groups in the Oxford Medical Sciences Division to develop pre-clinical studies in genome editing of haematopoietic stem cells.

  • Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund

    The ISSF is a block grant provided to the University from Wellcome. The ISSF Committee receives applications for funding from any department in the University. Research projects must fall within the Wellcome remit, as well as the strategic remit of biomedical research at Oxford. The ISSF Committee especially welcomes cross-divisional bids. The University of Oxford and Wellcome are committed to equality and diversity and the ISSF Committee encourages applications so that the ISSF supports the full range of the diversity of our research staff.

  • Goodger and Schorstein Scholarship for Postdoctoral Researchers in Medical Sciences

    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 the time of application and are required to work primarily in units run by the University of Oxford. Candidates may apply for funds to cover salary, consumables or project expenses. The number, length and the level of the awards is at the discretion of the Board of Management. Scholarships may be tenable with other posts subject to the approval of the Board.

  • Novo Nordisk Pump Priming Fund

    To facilitate collaborations between the University of Oxford and Novo Nordisk researchers, funds will be available each year to support pump priming applications. These pump priming awards aim to increase the likelihood that subsequent proposals for larger Research Projects are brought forward. Priority will be given to projects aligned with Novo Nordisk area of interest and those with translational potential that are likely to elucidate disease mechanisms and lead to new discoveries will be welcomed.

  • Other Internal Funding Opportunities

    There are a number of other internal funding opportunities for research that are managed outside the Medical Sciences Division. They are listed on the Research Services Internal Funding Opportunities webpage.

  • Lee Placito Medical Fund Fellowship

    The Lee Placito Medical Fund Fellowship exists to further research into gastrointestinal disease and gastrointestinal cancer.

  • KE Seed Fund

    This is an internal grant scheme for knowledge exchange projects. The Fund is part of the University’s HEFCE Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) award.