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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 in the Medical Sciences Division through three funding streams. The bridging salary scheme accepts applications to augment existing externally funded research activity, by providing short-term funding to cover salary costs. This can be used to retain experienced research staff between external research grants and to support family leave costs. The pump priming funding scheme accepts applications for small awards to enable investigators to obtain pilot data to support larger scale applications for external research funding in the future. The clinical pre-fellowship scheme accepts applications for short-term funding to cover the salary costs of clinicians who will shortly begin an externally funded research training fellowship at Oxford.

  • Medical Research Council Confidence in Concept

    The MRC CiC is a block grant provided to the University by the Medical Research Council. 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.

  • Oxford-UCB Prize Fellowship in Biomedical Research

    The Oxford-UCB Prize Fellowship will support outstanding researchers and clinicians in their early career at the University of Oxford. The Fellowship will combine scientific excellence with the opportunity to make a significant difference for patients. It will provide unique career development opportunities, including into biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and access to world-leading institutes including those in the US. The fellowship will provide outstanding mentorship at Oxford and UCB.

  • 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. As part of this fellowship programme we are currently recruiting 4 postdoctoral research fellows and one clinical research training fellow.

  • 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.

  • EIT Health DPhil/PhD Transition Fellowships (Oxford-Imperial Pilot Program)

    EIT Health partners Imperial College London and Oxford University are piloting an exciting new competitive funding scheme focused on closing the gap between completion of the doctoral thesis and obtaining seed funding for innovative ideas, products and services based on said DPhil/PhD research. DPhil/PhD candidates (based at these two academic partners), whose innovative work would benefit from such a pre-seed (spark) award, are encouraged to apply.

  • Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

    The ISSF is a block grant provided to the University from the Wellcome Trust. The ISSF Committee receives applications for funding from any department in the University. Research projects must fall within the remit of the Wellcome Trust, as well as the strategic remit of biomedical research at Oxford. The ISSF Committee especially welcomes cross-divisional bids.

  • Oxford-Celgene Fellowship

    Celgene and Oxford University are together embarking on a fellowship programme to support training in translational research and facilitate skills transfer between academia and industry. Funding will be awarded to Oxford Principal Investigators to support projects that can demonstrate a clear translational value to the advancement of therapeutics.

  • NIHR Oxford BRC / BRU Principal Fellow Competition

    The BRC and BRU seek to recognise and promote the excellence and commitment of key researchers and leaders who contribute to the success of the BRC and BRU. BRC/BRU Principal Fellows will receive an award of £15,000 per year for a period of three years that may be used flexibly by the fellow to facilitate their translational research programme. BRC/BRU Principal Fellows will also receive opportunities for senior leadership training.

  • 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.

  • Kyowa Hakko Kirin Fund

    Kyowa Hakko Kirin, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, is inviting Oxford researchers to provide exploratory Expressions of Interest in selected disease areas. In the first instance they are looking for 1-2 paragraphs of non-confidential information. The deadline to submit project summaries is 31 October 2016.

  • 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.