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Christopher Welch Scholarships in Biological Sciences have been founded thanks to the bequest received in 1915 under the will of the late Christopher Welch, M.A., of Wadham College.

With the first award being made in 1918, they have a long and distinguished history and impressive legacy. Previous Christopher Welch Scholars include eminent researchers and scientists many of whom received national and international recognition for their contributions to science (including Nobel Prizes). 

Brief history of Christopher Welch Scholarships

Current Christopher Welch Scholarships holders

Year

Name

Department

College

2020

n/a

funding not available

n/a

2019

Samvid Kurlekar

Clinical Medicine

Magdalen

2018

n/a

funding not available

n/a

2017

James Kempton

Zoology

Merton

2016

Aleksandar Ivanov

Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

St John’s

Scholarship value

THIS FUNDING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR APPLICANTS FOR 2020 ENTRY

 

At present, Christopher Welch Scholarships 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 

No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time. 

Eligibility

Christopher Welch Scholarships were established to promote the study of biology.

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 non-clinical departments

How to apply

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

There will be no separate application required.

Contact

Aga Bush