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Updated 26/08/2020: next round of applications

The 2020 call for fellowship applications has now been postponed to early 2021 due to uncertainty around COVID-19. If you have a general query on the fellowship programme or would like to be notified of when applications are open, please contact

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, cardiometabolism, liver and renal disease 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 the project research topic.


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, cardiovascular medicine or related area; clinical practice; and research.