WIMM Prize Studentships 2017, University Of Oxford, UK


January 06, 2017


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The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) studentships available to start in October 2017. These studentships are open to outstanding students of any nationality.
Interviews will be held on the 23 and 24 January 2017. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit the Institute on one of these dates. This will be for the whole day and will comprise a 30 minute interview (which will include a 5 minute presentation on your research to date), a tour of the WIMM and meeting potential supervisors. Overseas candidate interviews will be conducted via Skype.
Participating supervisors and projects are listed below.

How To Apply?

All applications must be made using the University's online application form (access via original web page).

Before filling the application form please read the University of Oxford Graduate application guide (access via original web page).

Deadline for applications is 12 Noon (UK time) on Friday, 6 January 2017. 

Specific details required in the application form:

  • Programme - “DPhil in Medical Sciences”
  • Proposed Field and Title of Research: Please list up to 3 project numbers from the list below.
  • Supervisor:  List the relevant project supervisors.  Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors.
  • Statement of Purpose/Research Proposal: All applicants are to submit a personal statement with their application (500 words max; any statements exceeding this limit will not be considered).  You should head the personal statement with the numbers, titles and supervisors of the projects for which you are applying. The statement of purpose should cover your previous research experience, the personal qualities that you will bring to the research project and your motivation for pursuing  research in the field(s) that you have selected.  Pease note that we are more interested in your scientific background and motivation than personal experiences.   A research proposal is not required.  
  • If you are applying for both the RDM SCholars Programme and the WIMM Prize Studentship you can submit one statement of purpose to cover both or two separate statements. (Please note that the online application form will only permit one upload, so please combine them into a single PDF file before upload.) If you choose to submit two separate statements you should note that both statements will be included when the application is sent for assessment.
  • Applying for a Departmental Scholarship: Please add here “WIMM H816027”


  1. RDM Scholars Programme - if also applying for the RDM Scholars Programme (access via original web page) please also put “RDM SCHOLARS 17”.  Do not make a separate application for each scholarship /studentship.
  2. Oxford - Weatherall Studentship - Along with applications for the WIMM Prize Studentships, we also invite applications for the Oxford-Weatherall Studentship.  Like the WIMM Prize Studentship, the Oxford-Weatherall Studentship is open to outstanding candidates of all nationalities, and covers University fees and a stipend of £18000 per annum for 4 years.  This studentship is linked to Green Templeton College (access via original web page), Oxford's youngest graduate college.  Green Templeton’s fellows and students are drawn from the medical sciences, management and social sciences with academic interests in issues relating to human welfare.

If you wish to be considered for this studentship along with the WIMM and/or RDM schemes, you need to submit a statement of not more than one page (500 words) along with your other materials, on why GTC would be attractive to you and how you would contribute to College life.

Further Information

  • Studentships are fully funded for 4 years and include a stipend of £18,000pa, University and College fees.
  • There is no rotation in the first year.
  • A CV should be uploaded which includes your final year school results and full details of your research experience.
  • You will need to ensure that your referees are willing and able to write a reference for you. We must receive your references no later than the application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are submitted on time.
  • You will need to pay the application fee for each programme to which you make an application. The fee is currently £75 and can be paid by credit/debit card through the University's online shop. If you do not have access to a bank account and are unable to pay by card, you should contact Graduate Admissions and Funding (access via original web page) for guidance as soon as you have decided to apply.


Information on eligibility can be found at the DPhil in Medical Science information page (access via original web page).

For more information please click on "Further official information" below.

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November 15, 2016