Applications for AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship 2022 by Africa-Oxford Initiative (AFOX) are now open for African Researchers
3rd December 2021
The Kennedy Institute is a world-leading research institute that carries out basic and translational research into immune function and inflammatory disease include immune mediated inflammatory disease (including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease), mechano-inflammatory disease (including osteoarthritis and tendinopathy), cancer, biophysics, infection, microbiome, metabolism, aging, computational biology, heart disease and tissue healing. We have developed a fully funded AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship to build links between African Universities and Institutes and the Kennedy Institute. Afox is a cross-university platform based at the University of Oxford with the aim of facilitating equitable and sustainable collaborations between researchers at the University of Oxford and African Universities. Find out more about AfoX.
As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:
You do not need to have a previous master’s degree to be considered for this DPhil.
In exceptional circumstances, if the above criteria are not met, an applicant could be considered if they have substantial professional experience in a related field.
For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0.
If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
No Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT scores are sought.
If your ability to meet the entry requirements has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (eg you were awarded an unclassified/ungraded degree) or any other exceptional personal circumstance (eg other illness or bereavement), please refer to the guidance on extenuating circumstances in the Application Guide for information about how to declare this so that your application can be considered appropriately.
This course requires proficiency in English at the University’s standard level. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence that you meet this requirement. The minimum scores required to meet the University’s standard level are detailed in the table below.
You will develop your research skills during your first year, including compulsory attendance at the NDORMS fundamentals in biomedical research lectures. During the first term of AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship you will develop, in consultation with your supervisor, a training needs plan. Your training will be tailored to your specific project and personal requirements drawing from the vast range of courses available at Oxford and covering specialist scientific methods and transferable skills. Please note that there is no formal taught component of the DPhil in Molecular and Cellular Medicine; however, you will develop your research skills through a range of research training in your first year and attending journal clubs and institute seminar series. During the first term there is compulsory attendance at core lectures on a variety of research techniques and foci in the department including immunology, inflammation, tissue engineering, clinical trial design, epidemiology, rheumatology, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal diseases. During your first year, you will be expected to attend a minimum of three topic-related modules. Attendance on a two-day Data Analysis: Statistics Designing Clinical Research and Biostatistics course is compulsory to assist you with appropriate research design. As a component of your training, you will work with your supervisory team to write a research-specific literature review.