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DPhil Scholarship in Retinal Gene Therapy

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Oxford
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,999 per annum for 2019-20, together with a grant of up to £500 per annum for travel and research expenses, and is tenable for three years conterminous with full fee liability.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 11th December 2018
Closes: 1st March 2019

The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk) is pleased to invite UK or EU passport holders to apply for the Mabel Churn Scholarship (www.stx.ox.ac.uk/prospective-students/funding-support/mabel-churn-scholarship-ophthalmology) for a three year DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences (www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/dphil-clinical-neurosciences). The successful applicant will undertake a doctoral research project in retinal gene therapy under the supervision of Professor Robert MacLaren (www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/robert-maclaren), utilising novel technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing and silencing.

The Scholarship will cover the annual course fee plus an annual maintenance stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,999 for 2019-20), together with a grant of up to £500 per annum for travel and research expenses, and is tenable for three years conterminous with full fee liability. Applications for the scholarship should be received by St Cross College by the application deadline of Friday 15 March 2019.

In addition to the scholarship application, interested candidates must apply for a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences (course code RD_CU1) via the University of Oxford online application system (www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/applyonline) by the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 1 March 2019. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college in their online application in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal in their online application. Applicants should have, or expect to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject.

Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be addressed to graduate@ndcn.ox.ac.uk.

   
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