University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 24 January 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Department of Clinical Neurology

MRC Studentship

The Department of Clinical Neurology invites applications from Home and EU (fees only unless residency requirements are fulfilled) postgraduate students, with good degrees (first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent), for an MRC studentship. The department has the resources to support one student for three years in accordance with current MRC guidelines.

The department has some thirty-five graduate students who are working in a variety of areas of neuroscience. These include Neuroimmunology, Neurogenetics, Neuroimaging (including MR Physics and Data Analysis), Ion Channel Pathophysiology, Vascular Pathology and Stroke. A number of departmental members are part of the Oxford Ion Channel Initiative (OXION).

Research activities are located at four different sites. These include the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB), and the Stroke Prevention Research Unit. Research opportunities include excellent facilities within these sites.

Students are actively involved in a variety of programmes and seminars within the department and more broadly with other university departments. There is a rich exposure to a wide variety of technologies, visiting speakers and the opportunity for travel to national and international meetings and workshops.

Further particulars of proposed projects and details of residency and eligibility requirements can be obtained from Anne Taylor (e-mail:, or from the department's Web site, Further details on MRC studentships can be obtained from

Applications should be submitted via the University's graduate admissions process by the third Gathered Field deadline of Friday, 14 March.

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