The AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship
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.
Applicants are free to apply to any of the non-clinical DPhil studentships. Three projects (NC-5, NC-8, and NC-18) might be of particular interest as they involve collaborations with African researcher groups.
We very strongly recommend contacting the lead supervisor for the project you are interested in applying to. You can list a maximum of three projects on your application.
If you have any additional questions about the AfOx program, please feel free to contact Sepiso Mwamelo (email@example.com).
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- Outstanding supervision from academics with world-class reputations, and an excellent management and mentoring programme, together multi-disciplinary research and strategic links with industry and Institutes and Universities in Africa
- Exceptional research facilities in a new state-of-the-art medical research institute, with close links to the Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Wellcome Trust funded Structural Genomics Consortium
- First-rate track-record for thesis submission with additional measures of training success including publications and successful grant applications
- Career support and training in core and transferrable skills, to ensure eventual establishment of graduates as independent investigators in national and international research laboratories (over 85% of students who graduated in the last 4 years have progressed to post-doctoral research, clinical posts or healthcare-related work)
ABOUT OUR 4 YEAR NON-CLINICAL DPHIL DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (KTPSS)
- Stipend funding for 4 years (>£22,000 per annum), all tuition/fees (UK/ROI & Overseas tuition), including funding for laboratory expenses, training and conference travel
- Additional travel fund for return flight to Africa yearly
- Close links and supervisory relationships with institutions in Africa
- Mentoring program run by AfOx
- Social activities run by AfOx so you interact with the African student community in Oxford
- Close partnership with colleges linked to the AfOx program