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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.

Awards are made through three funding schemes to promote work in the field of medical research. Please read the FAQs.

Pump priming

The pump priming funding scheme accepts applications for small awards (up to £10k) to enable investigators to obtain pilot data to support larger scale applications for external research funding in the future. Non-staff research costs, including equipment, are eligible. Priority will be given to those applications that demonstrate matching funding from other sources.

Read more about the Pump Priming Scheme

Clinical pre-fellowship

The pre-fellowship scheme accepts applications for short-term (up to 3 months) funding to cover the salary costs of clinicians who will shortly begin an externally funded research training fellowship at Oxford.

Read more about the Clinical Pre-Fellowship scheme

How to apply

Please email applications to the secretary of the Medical Sciences Internal Fund Committee mrf@medsci.ox.ac.uk by the deadlines listed below. When emailing your application, please copy in your departmental administrator to demonstrate that your department is aware of the application.

Term    Deadline

Michaelmas Term 2016

Noon, Monday 24 October

Hilary Term 2017

Noon, Monday 30 January

Trinity Term 2017

Noon, Monday 8 May

FAQs

Please read the Medical Sciences Internal Fund FAQs

Contact

For more information, please contact mrf@medsci.ox.ac.uk

Medical Sciences Internal Fund Committee

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Professor Matthew Wood

Secretary: Liam Murphy

Members:
Professor Sir John Bell
Professor Stephanie Cragg
Professor Matthew Freeman
Professor Paul Klenerman
Professor Chris Pugh
Professor Alan Stein
Professor Andrew Wilkie

Funding sources

Funding for the Medical Sciences Internal Fund comes from the Medical Research Fund (MRF) and the Goodger and Schorstein Fund and the Wellcome Trust ISSF.