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Most of our students, whether basic scientists or clinical fellows, are fully funded. The department is able to offer full funding at a generous level for basic scientists and our Principal Investigators have considerable experience in supporting clinicians in their applications for Clinical Research Fellowships (CRF).

Our flagship RDM Scholars Programme provides fully funded four-year scholarships for basic science students. The programme is open to outstanding candidates of any nationality. © Martin Phelps

Funding for Basic Scientists

RDM Scholars Programme

Our flagship funding programme provides a number of fully-funded four-year scholarships for basic science students. The programme is open to any outstanding candidates. The RDM Scholars Programme is advertised each September for students who want to start the following October.

WIMM Prize Studentships

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, which is one of the constituent institutes of RDM, has a number of scholarships available to students of any nationality.

Black Academic Futures

The Radcliffe Department of Medicine is participating in Black Academic Futures via the Medical Sciences Division's guarantee of at least 10 places per year across its doctoral programmes.  


There are a range of other funding sources, some of which are attached to particular programmes elsewhere in the University. On many of these programmes candidates are placed within RDM to work with a supervisor here.

Funding for Clinicians

Many of the clinicians studying with us are funded through Clinical Research Fellowships (CRFs) from a range of sources, including the British Heart Foundation, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. Applications for CRFs are made separately, but your prospective supervisor will be happy to provide advice on the opportunities that may be available and how to make a successful application. In line with the normal duration of CRFs, clinical projects are usually structured for completion in three years.


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