Application Deadline: 3 December 2021


The Kennedy Institute
is a world-leading research institute that carries out basic and translational research into immune function and inflammatory disease include immune mediated inflammatory disease (including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease), mechano-inflammatory disease (including osteoarthritis and tendinopathy), cancer, biophysics, infection, microbiome, metabolism, aging, computational biology, heart disease and tissue healing. We have developed a fully funded AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship to build links between African Universities and Institutes and the Kennedy Institute.  Afox is a cross-university platform based at the University of Oxford with the aim of facilitating equitable and sustainable collaborations between researchers at the University of Oxford and African Universities.

  • Outstanding supervision from academics with world-class reputations, and an excellent management and mentoring programme, together multi-disciplinary research and strategic links with industry and Institutes and Universities in Africa
  • Exceptional research facilities in a new state-of-the-art medical research institute, with close links to the Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Wellcome Trust funded Structural Genomics Consortium
  • First-rate track-record for thesis submission with additional measures of training success including publications and successful grant applications
  • Career support and training in core and transferrable skills, to ensure eventual establishment of graduates as independent investigators in national and international research laboratories (over 85% of students who graduated in the last 4 years have progressed to post-doctoral research, clinical posts or healthcare-related work)

4 YEAR NON-CLINICAL DPHIL DOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (KTPSS)

  • Stipend funding for 4 years (>£22,000 per annum), all tuition/fees (UK/ROI & Overseas tuition), including funding for laboratory expenses, training and conference travel
  • Additional travel fund for return flight to Africa yearly
  • Close links and supervisory relationships with institutions in Africa
  • Mentoring program run by AfOx
  • Social activities run by AfOx so you interact with the African student community in Oxford
  • Close partnership with colleges linked to the AfOx program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AfOx Kennedy Trust Prize Studentship 2022/2023

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