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The Kavli Scholar Award for graduate study in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford

Eligibility : students from Ukraine displaced by the war

We invite applications for DPhil (a PhD at other universities) in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford from Ukrainian students displaced due to the conflict in their home country. The student will be based at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery (KINsD) and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG), and supervised by Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy. The project aims to investigate the neurobiological substrate of cortical control of sleep, including the underlying neural circuitry and the role of circadian clock and environmental factors, such as light.

The 3-year scholarship is funded jointly by The Kavli Foundation and DPAG, and includes tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses, of at least the UKRI rates, a research consumables budget, as well as generous contribution towards conference travel and training. The student will begin their studies during the academic year 2023/24.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or potential, in line with standard requirements set by the Medical Sciences Division. Please refer to the process of application and further particulars on the web page of DPAG graduate studies.

Supervision Team : Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy and Professor Zotlán Molnár MD

The deadline for submitting your application is noon on Friday 1st December 2023. The prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application with Professor Vyazovskiy and DPAG graduate studies administrator before applying.

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) is the top-ranked in Anatomy and Physiology in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). Our graduates develop practical skills to excel in academia, industry, consulting, and have made outstanding achievements in a variety of career fields; from making ground-breaking discoveries into fundamental biological processes to translational contributions with real-life impacts. An alumni survey showed nearly two-thirds were employed in academic research or medicine. Other careers included industrial research, high-tech start-up companies, financial and business sectors, pharmaceutical consulting, teaching, scientific publishing, patent law and banking with some entering charitable fund raising and charitable scientific employment.

For further additional information please refer to:

Entry requirements for entry in 2024-25

How to apply

Contact DPAG graduate administrator