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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.


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


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 or DPhil at Oxford.

Read more about the Clinical Pre-Fellowship scheme


Funding for the Medical Sciences Internal Fund comes from the Nuffield Benefaction, the Goodger and Schorstein Fund and the Wellcome ISSF.  

For all enquiries please email


Chair: Professor Keith Channon

Secretary: Adelyn Wise


Professor Ellie Tzima

Professor Paul Klenerman

Professor Stephanie Cragg

Dr Claire Edwards

Dr May Ee Png

Dr Rogier Mars

Dr Roman Fischer

A representative of the Clinical Academic Graduate School