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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 up to £10,000. 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:


Applicant name

Project Title

Funds awarded


Dr Mattea Finelli

Transcriptional function of the novel nuclear receptor coregulator (Ncoa7)



Dr Andrew Armitage

Controlling malaria by manipulating host iron handling



Dr Sara Ajina

Neural correlates of visual rehabilitation following visual cortex damage



Dr Patrice Rassam

Developing new methods to unravel the translocation mechanism of protein antibiotics


Experimental Psychology

Dr Saloni Krishnan

Optimising Learning In Children With Language Impairment



Dr Daniel J. Puleston

Role of the polyamine pathway in T cell biology



Dr Justyna Zaborowska

The ICP22 protein as a potential drug target for Herpes Simplex Virus infection



Dr Caroline Gorvin

Investigating the link between trafficking and signalling of the CalciumSensing Receptor (CaSR): Is intracellular calcium the key?


RDM, OCDEM Dr Jakob Knudsen Glucagon at the nexus of glucose and fatty acid metabolism £10,000
RDM Dr Ain Neuhaus Characterisation of pericyte-derived extracellular vesicles released during nutrient deprivation £5,000
Pathology Dr Asif Iqbal Do sugars direct monocytes in their pursuit of lipids? £10,000
NDM, Tropical Medicine Dr Marco Haenssgen Supply-induced demand for antibiotics among marginalised populations inNorthers Thailand: Exploring the next frontier of antibiotic misuse to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Southeast Asia. £9,380
RDM, WIMM Dr Danuta Gutowska-Owsiak Role of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) in presentation of peptide antigens £8,000
DPAG Dr Elizabeth Haythorne How does diabetes disrupt mitochondrial metabolism in pancreatic β-cells? £10,000
Pathology Dr Gwendal Dujardin Identifying a molecular mechanism underlying the disease phenotype in Retinitis Pigmentosa individuals carrying mutations in the spliceosomal gene, PRPF8 £10,000
Human Genetics Dr Olga Mielczarek Investigation of direct chromatin contacts at genomic loci associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis susceptibility £10,000
Pharmacology Dr Rebecca Burton Investigating how cardiac arrhythmias arise and how to efficiently treat/terminate them using tissue engineering and optical approaches £7,500

 Congratulations to all awardees on their success.