The RDM Scholars Programme
- DPhil in Medical Sciences
- Antoniades Group – Translational cardiovascular research: cross-talk between adipose tissue and the cardiovascular system in humans
- de Bruijn Group - Developmental Haematopoiesis
- Boultwood Group – Molecular pathogenesis of the myelodysplastic syndromes
- Choudhury Group - Trained innate immunity in atherosclerosis
- Davis Group - T Cell Biology
- Douglas Group – Functional coronary artery disease genetics
- Drakesmith Group - Iron and Immunity
- Eggeling Group
- Farrall Group – Genetic Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
- Fulga Group - Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology
- Gibbons Group - ATRX Group
- Gill Group – Development of Gene Therapy and Gene Editing for Lung Disorders
- Gloyn Group – Genomics of Diabetes: Functional characterisation of T2D GWAS
- Goriely Group - Clinical Genetics
- Higgs Group - Laboratory of Gene Regulation
- Hodson Group – Human liver fat metabolism and metabolic disease
- Hughes Group - Genomics, gene regulation and disease
- Hyde Group – Airway, Liver and Muscle Gene Transfer to Create Therapeutic Protein Factories
- Karpe Group – Human fat distribution and metabolic disease
- Kerr-Cai Group – Tumour microenvironment and colorectal cancer development
- Leeson Group - Imaging in Preventive Cardiology Research
- Lygate Group – Cardiac energetics and integrative physiology
- McCarthy Group – Genetics and Genomics of Type 2 Diabetes
- Mead Group: Haematopoietic Stem Cell Biology
- Milne Group - Epigenetics and Gene Regulation in Leukaemia
- Nerlov Group - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Genetics
- Piechnik Group - Myocardial functional T1 mapping – Advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging techniques
- Porcher Group – Molecular dissection of blood cell fate determination
- Ray Group – Circadian control of energy metabolism and inflammation
- Rehwinkel Group - Nucleic Acid Sensing
- Reilly Group – Myocardial biology with a specific focus on the mechanisms underlying cardiac fibrosis and atrial fibrillation
- Sauka-Spengler Group - Gene Regulatory Networks in Development and Disease
- Thakker Group – Academic Endocrine Unit
- Tomlinson Group – Understanding and Treating Metabolic Liver Disease
- Tzima Group - Go with the flow: the why and how of cardiovascular disease
- Vyas Group - Normal and Leukaemic Haemopoiesis
- Watkins Group – Genetics of inherited cardiovascular disease
- Wilkie Group - Clinical Genetics
- How to apply
- Funding Options
- Meet the team
Career Paths of Former Students
- Associate Professor - Universiti Putra Malaysia
- Freelance Copy Editor
- Wellcome Trust Research Fellow - Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford
- Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow - Stanford University
- Senior Scientist - Immunocore
- Postdoctoral Fellow - Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
- Assistant Head Teacher - West London Free School
- Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine - Queen Mary University London, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
- University Research Lecturer & British Heart Foundation Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Medicine, RDM, University of Oxford
- Senior Policy Manager - Research Councils UK (RCUK)
- Skills and Training
Our flagship RDM Scholars Programme provides a number of fully funded four-year scholarships for basic science students. The programme is open to outstanding candidates of any nationality.
An RDM Scholarship covers University and College fees and a stipend of £18,000 per annum. The RDM Scholars Programme combines funding from a variety of sources, including departmental funding, the Medical Research Council and the Clarendon Fund.
We advertise the RDM Scholars Programme, along with projects and supervisors, each October for admission the following October.
You can select up to three projects and should list these in order of preference on the application form. We strongly encourage all applicants to contact their prospective supervisor(s) to discuss projects before submitting their application.
To be considered for the RDM Scholars Programme you must submit an application online using the University application form. Please see our how to apply page for information on how to complete the application form.
Applicants will be shortlisted by a minimum of three academically qualified assessors and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. We are able to contribute some funds to assist applicants attending Oxford in person, but we also conduct interviews by Skype where appropriate.
At interview you will be asked to give a five minute presentation on a research project you have conducted. This will be followed by an interview of approximately 20 minutes, which will focus on your scientific background and your motivation for your chosen DPhil project. It is important that you have discussed your preferred project with the proposed supervisor in advance of the interview.
For October 2019 entry, the application deadline is 11 January 2019 at 12 noon (midday).
Please note that all application materials, including references, must be received by this date in order for your application to be considered.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed during the week commencing 28 January 2019.
Offers will be made in February 2019.
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