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The Newton-Abraham Studentships were established in 2001 and have been offered as and when funds permit since then.


Current Newton-Abraham Studentships holders

Year Name Department
2020 Giorgia Fiorini Chemistry
2019 Daniel Radford-Smith Pharmacology
2018 Elizabeth Campbell



Studentship Value


At present, Newton-Abraham Studentships offer:


  • payment of fees at Home rate 
  • a maintenance grant (currently £17,000 pa in years 1, 2, and 3 and £8,500 in year 4)
  • Research Support Grant of £5,000 per annum in years 1, 2 and 3 


This studentship is tenable in association with Lincoln College.


No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.



Newton-Abraham Studentships were established to promote research in the medical, biological, and chemical sciences.


To be eligible for the award in 2021 admissions round, candidates must have applied to the University for admission for postgraduate study (by the deadline of 8th January 2021) in one of the Medical Sciences Division clinical departments:

Department of Oncology

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Department of Psychiatry

Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences 

Nuffield Department of Population Health

Nuffield Department of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences 

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health

Radcliffe Department of Medicine


How to apply

All applicants to the above MSD clinical departments whom have applied by the deadline of 8th January 2021, will automatically be considered for this award.

There will be no separate application required.




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