Funding & Scholarships
There are several funding opportunitities if you interested in undertaking a PhD at the Jenner Institute. While the Institute does not itself fund studentships, please study the below options and follow the application procedures indicated for each funding option.
Please remember to contact a potential supervisor well in advance of the deadline so there is time to review your CV and to agree on a possible project if your application is successful.
NDM Prize Studentship
As a part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, the Institute offers doctoral studies through the NDM Prize Studentships. These are fully-funded awards and are open to outstanding candidates from any country without restriction. Both subject specific and generic training in research skills will be provided.
Specific training will be available in molecular biology, vector construction, virology, immunization techniques, a large variety of immunoassays, parasitology, statistical analysis of data and experimental design. The Institute's activities spanning vaccinology, immunology and human genetics will provide exposure to a broad range of research and development activities in the biomedical sciences.
To apply for an NDM studentship within one of the above themes, please send your CV to the relevant supervisor to express your interest and follow the application procedures indicated in this link.
Closing date for applications: 10th January 2014.
Below a selection of doctoral projects which can be undertaken at the Institute, however do contact the relevant supervisor to discuss possible options.
Adrian Hill: Designing and Testing More Potent Vaccines
Adrian Hill/Sumi Biswas/Simon Draper: Enhancing Antibody Immunogenicity of Malaria Vaccines
Lucy Dorrell: Harnessing T cells for HIV-1 control and elimination
Persephone Borrow/Andrew McMichael: Naive and Memory CD8 T cells specific for HIV-1
Sarah Gilbert: Influenza vaccines – Broad protection through vaccination
Ellie Barnes: Manipulating T cells to control HCV infection
Wellcome Trust 4-year rotational programme
This programme offers the PhD student the opportunity of working in three different laboratories, including the Jenner Institute, within the first year to tailor an individual student package. Students can then make an informed choice about where to undertake their thesis research project for the subsequent three years.
The choice of laboratories for the PhD is made from a list of over 40 world class supervisors.
To find out more and how to apply, please follow this link.
All applications must be received by the deadline of Friday 10th January 2014.
Interviews are expected to be held on 23 and 24 January 2014.
NIH and Oxford Scholarship Program
Students undertake a collaborative Ph.D. project at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD and at the Jenner Institute, conducting research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world.
For more information and how to apply, please follow this link.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 12:00 AM EST on December 9, 2013.
To apply to the program see the link here: https://www2.training.nih.gov/transfer/gppapp
2014 interview dates for the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program are tentatively scheduled for February 12 and 13. You must attend both days.
The program will cover your transportation costs, lodging and most meals.
Post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford
For general information on admissions procedures, please follow this link.