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Call for applications

The 2019 call for applications is now open, with a closing date of midday on Friday 22 March 2019.

If you would like to apply for a fellowship position, you must list up to three research projects as part of your supporting statement in your application.

We advertise fellowship positions each spring, with an expected start date in autumn of the same year. We recruit between three and six fellows in each recruitment cycle. The next call for fellowship applications will open in Spring 2020.

Eligibility and selection criteria

The fellowship programme is international and therefore applicants from any country are eligible to apply. However, please note that while we will consider all applications, the funding provided for the clinical research training fellowships will only cover home/EU DPhil fees. Find out information on student fees at the University of Oxford.   

We aim to recruit fellows with the potential to become leaders in the field of diabetes in subsequent years.

The key selection criteria for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are:

  • A PhD (completed or close to completion) in a biomedical subject, or other relevant subject, together with skills and experience relevant to biomedical research.
  • Be no more than 3 years post PhD at the start of the fellowship. This condition will be relaxed proportionately for applicants who have had a career break.
  • A strong CV, having published in high impact journals and presented at international meetings.
  • An enthusiastic interest in diabetes and metabolic research.

See full list of selection criteria for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


The key selection criteria for the Clinical Research Training Fellowships are:

  • Have prior research experience (typically a BSc), a medical degree and some specialist experience, typically having obtained MRCP or equivalent, but not CCT or consultant status.
  • Have a strong academic record (eg prizes, first class degree etc).
  • GMC registered Medical Practitioner or ability to obtain GMC requirements and practice in the UK (please see the General Medical Council website for further details).
  • A strong CV, as evidenced by publications in international journals.
  • Committed to a career in diabetes or metabolic medicine, clinical practice and research.

See full list of selection criteria for Clinical Research Training Fellowship

Contact the Programme Manager