Studentships and Projects

Multiple routes to access funding (studentships) are available for the projects within Strubi. Details on the two major funding routes are below, however there are other funding routes that may be available to you. Informal inquiries can be made on each project page where you can discuss with the project supervisor more information about the project or get more information about the funding options available to you.

How To Apply

How to apply

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust 4-year programme in Structural Biology is jointly run by the Division of Structural Biology and the Department of Biochemistry. As with all applications you will apply through the Oxford central graduate admissions portal. In applying to this programme, you do not need to specify a potential supervisor. If you are a UK or EU student then the Wellcome Trust will cover both fees and living expenses. If you are not then you will need to apply for additional funding to support your application. If you are awarded a Wellcome Trust studentship you will then receive funding for 4 years, with the first year spent on 2 half year rotations in laboratories of your choice. For more information on how to apply also see here.


The NDM prize studentships are available to all students without restriction of nationality. As with all applications you will apply through the Oxford central graduate admissions portal. In the application you will need to specify up to 3 supervisors and projects in which you are interested, in order of preference. These will be the name or names preferred by you from the list available on the NDM website. If you are awarded an NDM prize studentship you will then receive funding for 4 years to work with your chosen supervisor. For more information on how to apply see here.

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Other Funding

Other funding routes are available, however they are usually very specific to either project or country of origin. If you are interested in a specific project use the contact form at the bottom of the project information page to get more information from the supervisor about available funding routes.

Diamond-MRC University of Oxford Studentships 2016

Closing date 8th January 2015

Applications are invited for DPhil (PhD) studentships funded by the Medical Research Council via the Oxford MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Students will carry out a significant proportion of their research at the Diamond Light Source and be co-supervised by Diamond and Oxford staff, leading to an Oxford DPhil degree.

Awards are for UK/EU nationals for 4 years and include a stipend of £18,000.

Apply via the University of Oxford by noon UK time on 8th January 2016, giving your 'advertised reference code' as 'MRC DLS NDM' under the 'Funding' tab on the University application form.

For more information on Diamond Light Source and the supervisors listed below please go to the Diamond Light Source website.

For more information on how to apply, contact Dr Martin Walsh (Deputy Life Science Director) or Professor Robert Gilbert (Director of Graduate Studies, Nuffield Department of Medicine)

Projects available

  • Computational investigation of bacterial ABC transport systems involved in carbohydrate and iron intakeMartin Walsh (Diamond) and Phil Biggin (Dept of Biochemistry, Oxford)
  • ABC transporter mediated survival mechanisms in respiratory pathogensPetra Lukacik (Diamond) and Martin Walsh (Diamond)
  • Solution state studies of amphipol stabilised GPCR receptors using small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)Robert Rambo (Diamond)
  • Establishing protocols for protein nanocrystals characterization and data collection using combined electron and X-ray diffraction at Diamond and the European XFELGwyndaf Evans (Diamond) and Dave Stuart (NDM, Oxford)
  • Serial micro-crystallography at Diamond and free electron laser sourcesRobin Owen (Diamond)
  • Time-resolved structural biologyAllen Orville (Diamond - UK XFEL Hub)
  • Novel drug delivery system for lipophilic therapeuticsRohanah Hussain (Diamond) and Giuliano Siligardi (Diamond)
  • Development of antimicrobial peptidesRohanah Hussain (Diamond)

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