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Newton Abraham Studentship in Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford


The Christopher Welch Board has agreed to be responsible for the selection for a Newton Abraham Studentship in Biological Sciences or a Newton Abraham Studentship in Medical Sciences if one is made available in 2009. All applicants for the Christopher Welch Scholarship will also be considered for an appropriate Newton Abraham award if one is made available.

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Newton Abraham awards support postgraduate study in Biological Sciences or in Medical Sciences, and, if one is made available in 2009, it will be tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2009.

Candidates for a Studentship in Biological Science musthave applied for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

Candidates for a Studentship in Medical Science musthave applied for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Experimental Psychology; Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG); the Dunn School of Pathology; Pharmacology, or in one of the Departments or Sub-departments of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.

It is a condition of the awards that the studentships are held at Lincoln College.

Newton Abraham Studentships pay all college and University fees at the rates for “home” students.

They provide a maintenance grant (for 2008-9, is £12,940 per annum).

They are awarded for a period of up to three and a half years.

Departments in which Newton-Abraham studentships are held may claim funding in support of the incidental costs of research of up to £4,000 per student per annum for the duration of the studentship. Incidental costs include, for example, fieldwork, attendance at conferences, generic skills training, industrial placements, and any other costs agreed with the department. They may include £850 per annum towards the costs of graduate skills training (this is the amount provided by the UK Research Councils for skills training).

Candidates wishing to be considered for studentships must:

1. complete the University’s application form for graduate study and submit this to the Graduate Admissions Office by 23 JANUARY 2009 All supporting materials required by the admitting departments must also have been submitted by 23 JANUARY 2009 (e.g. references, academic transcripts, and a current CV). The University’s Graduate Studies Prospectus and details of how to apply are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/


2. complete the Christopher Welch Scholarship/Newton Abraham Studentship form, and submit this form to the department in which they wish to work by 23 JANUARY 2009 at the latest.

Completed forms, countersigned by the head of the department, must be sent by departments to arrive with the Secretary to the Christopher Welch Fund, MPLS Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD before 11.00 am on Monday 23 February 2009.

It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Thursday 19 March 2009. Candidates should ensure that they will be available on this date as it will not be possible to arrange an alternative. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses should be provided where they can be reached between 1 and 19 March.

The offer of a Newton Abraham Studentship will be subject to approval by the Board of Electors to the Newton-Abraham Visiting Professorship in Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

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  1. Alfred kipng'etich Too says:

    I am Alfred kipng’etich from kenya.i have a diploma in medical laboratory technology.i would like to do a degree course in medical microbiology.kindly assist me.

  2. sunjida shahriah says:

    I HAV COMPLETED MY MBBS &M Phil in human anatomy from university of dhaka bangladesh. now i am searching for a Phd programme. would you kindly help me to grant me a Phd scholarship.
    my email id is. [email protected]
    dr.sunjida shahriah

  3. May name is sisay Tesfaye from Ethiopia.I have Bsc in public health and diploma in clinical nursing from recognized university and college. I have 2 year work expreance at rurl health center and 3 years work expreance in health science college. currently I am working in Awassa college of health sciences as assisstant lecturer.Now I am looking for full sponcerd public health or health related Msc scholarships and I hop you will help me.

    with best regard


    I am a 2nd year student studying physiology in the university of Nairobi.I wanted to do my dream course medicine but it is diffucult to be accepted in Kenya.If I get a scholarship I would like to study offer your place

  5. Mengistu Endris says:

    I am Mengistu Endris from Ethiopia I have succesfully completed my Bsc in Medical Laboratory Technology with 3.85 CGPA.I want to continue Msc in relate fields.


    I am Mr Tesfamichael G/wahed (Ethiopian) Bsc Nurse professional from universiy of Jimma, Ethiopia in 2006. I am 23 years old and I have two years of work experiance with this field in remote areas of my country. Now i need to up grade my career. May you provide me this chance to fulfill my deepest interest? Thank you.God bless us!.

  7. Dawit Hailu says:

    Dawit Hailu from Ethiopia. I am 30 and singl.
    I am going to take my BSC in public health from Hawassa Univeristy in december 2008.
    In the past I made diploma in midwifery nurse and three years clinical work expriance in rural Hospital in my country.
    In 2009 I plan learn MSC in Nutrition and clinical pedatrics to give service in the rural setting of my country.But to full my vission I dont have maney, I do not get any sponser and only I hope your aid.
    [email protected]

  8. Irfan Alam says:

    I will get the Pharm-D degree from Gomal University Pakistan on 25th of november and want to get admission in M-Phil leading to P-hD programe on scholarship basis I have sound background knowledge in HPLC , spectroscopy (U/v ,IR, Mass) as we studied during our graduation and I do have research proposal.
    I will also give GRE in biology (Subject) on 6th of Aprail 2009, GRE (General) as well as Ilets. I am also performing tissue culture technique, gene insertion at NIH ( National Instititute of Health) as part time activity.
    Please inform me the procedure and requirments required for admission via e-mail.
    [email protected]

  9. ALPHA BAH says:

    am alpha bah from the gambia.please,i want to know weather you do offer scholarship to undergraduate students who finish high school,especially to students who want to study medical science? if yes, may i please know the qualification, if there is any.
    therefore am lookin foward to seeing your positive reply.

  10. rasha abd el dayem says:

    was wondering if I have any opportunity to have training and continuing my study abroad and I’d like to ask about it.

    My name is rasha abd el dayem just graduated from faculty of medicine ain shams university December 2006
    Completed my internship year at el demrdash hospital..am interested in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology
    And have passed first part MRCOG(membership of royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologist

    Now am working at air force hospital as resident obs and gynae,, doing vaginal deliveries and ceaserean sections plus assisting in hysterectomies and other surgical procedures,,attending clinic two days aweek and taking decisions in patients under supervision.meanwhile am also working at el ebtesama specialized hospital for more than 6 months being trained on laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures with prof. dr. osama shawky (prof at cairo university)plus assisting him and other professors in obstetrical and gynaecological surgical procedures..

  11. Amin says:

    I am 34.I have MD and 3-year certificate in cardiology.I am interested in cellular and molecular alteration in endothelial cells in the process of atherosclerosis. I need some information about any possible scholarships in these areas as a research PhD or equivalents.
    Thank you

  12. Collins Clifford Oketch says:

    I am 20 years old and a student at Kenyatta University in Kenya. I am takinng a degree course in Bsc. Biochemistry. I am eagerly looking for scholarships for drgree courses under the same grounds so as to be able me widen my mind and venture more into medical research on how to help our dear brothers and sisters on their day to day well being in living healthy lives.

  13. mina says:

    I have Master degree of artificial inttelligent. I’m interested in medicine . I ‘d like to continue my education in it.Is It possible?Can you help me?
    Thank you

  14. Aemiro Asmare says:

    i am from Ethiopa .male, 25 years of old,two years work exprianse and degree in Public health From HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY in 2006. now i am looking for MPH or MSc in related fields of study, and or any medical aspects of study.
    now i am working in Saint Paul general specialized hospital as physician in obs.Gyn out patient department.

  15. ibrahim ahmad says:

    hello to all i’m ibrahim from jordan i haveB.a degree in dental technology from Jordan University of science and technology in 2007 and i had Training in the dental teaching center at Jordan University of science and technology and i have Excellent communication skills English
    ,Excellent computer use
    ,Management planning skills
    scientific writing , researchs about Communication methods between dentist and technician and emergency service in jordan. i looking to complete high study in any medical subject , biologicaly or to complete B.a degree in dentistry so i need your help
    please write me as soon as possible

  16. solomon taye says:

    I am Solomon taye from Ethiopia. I have BED in physics and also I have taken one year medicine course have more than seven years work experience in teaching & public officer. I want to continue my education &upgrade my knowledge. Please, kindly send me the necessary information and the procedure.
    Solomon taye

  17. Wallace Maina says:

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    I Am a kenyan with a Bsc Forestry degree from Moi University. I
    would like to do a masters in remote sensing and or natural resources mapping in local University through sponsorship by an international organisation.
    Therefore, i request for advice on how how to secure sponsorship.

    Thank you in advance.

  18. Akoko Leonard Acha says:

    I am Akoko Leonard Acha aged 22.I am a Cameroonian from the university of Buea holder of a B.Sc in Biochemistry minoring in Medical Laboratory Technology.My greatest wish in life had been to study Medicines and help our fellow brothers and sisters who are dieing everyday due to the poor medical facilities we have.I have studied Chemistry,Physics,Maths,Biochemistry,Pathology,Anatomy and Physiology,Microbiology,Statistics.Please i will be waiting for your reply.
    Thank you

  19. Faiz mohammed says:

    i have been graguated in bachelor of pharmacy in one of universities of ethiopia. i want to get msc programs in pharmacology,or pharmaceutics or public health.unfortunatly i coudnt get these chances.hopping that you will help me your best on these departments.thank you

  20. Esayas Elias says:

    I am a graduat (M.SC)student in Ethiopa (Bahirdar university).But i want to continue my education in your university to have more exposser to learn. so how shall i get a chance?

  21. abubakar abdulrazak says:

    i am expecting my certificate in b.sc human physiology next month of this year (december 2008) my academic goals are for humanity seek,to futher my studies in medicine, i am pleading for finacial assisstance . i will be most greatful if this assisstance is granted. abdulrazak abubakar

  22. Jonathan Misolo says:

    Iam jonathan misolo, aged 22,malawian and single. I have studied clinical medicine,and i hold a diploma. l really want to upgrade to become a medical doctor(MBBS) but there are challenges that need your assistance and advice. Am ready to study medicine anywhere any continent provided i achieve my goal and help sick people who need medical help. during my first year,i studied chemistry,physics,maths,biochemistry,pathology,anatomy and physiology,sociology,microbiology,statistics,communication,first aid at MALAWI COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES. please i need your help so that i will help the patients from any country. thanks.

  23. Juhar Abas says:

    hello all over there ,how are you?I am an Ethiopian
    I need free scholarship Master in biotechnologyor microbiology and
    I have Bsc degree in plant science from Haramaya universsity Iam curently working in Jimma university.

    lookink for your positive response.


  25. derje dadi says:

    hi I am an Ethiopian
    I need free scholarship Master in biochemistry
    I have Bsc Dgree in medical Laboratory technology curently working in mekele university.
    Dereje dadi

  26. I am Josephat Sahani Kaboya from Tabora – Tanzania, a man aged 38 years. I am currently working with National Institute for Medical Research at Tabora Medical Research Centre in Tazania.

    I wish to join your University and pursue MSc in Biological and Medical Sciences during the next academic year (2009/2010)

    I completed my advanced Diploma course in Medical Laboratory Sciences and specialized in Parasitology and Medical Entomology at the Muhimbili University of health Science in 2001.

    I need your help on how to be enrolled to your Institution.

    Yours truly,

    Rev. Josephat Sahani Kaboya,
    National Institute for medical Research,
    P.o.Box 482,
    Tabora – tanzania.

  27. Hello all over there,how are you and that of your job?Am one of disadvantageous African student from Nairobi,Kenya.I have a dream to pursuing my further education in Medicine or public health fields.I did a diploma in Plant Science and Technology from Debub University,Ethiopia and I had a work experience with governmental and non-governmental organizations when i was in Ethiopia.Currently Am refugee here in my country of asylum Nairobi,Kenya.Let’s give me a chance to realize my educational goals.Anticipating your kindly assistance, I do have God bless you.
    Looking for your positive response.

  28. Anne says:

    if not possible to reached in there at time, can i get any alternative way that means my available place contact process at the main time?

  29. Hailemichael Shewa says:

    I have a BA degree in English, I have another BA degree in Management, and I have a master’s degree in curriculum, all from Addis Ababa University of Ethiopia. If I get full scholarship I want to study your offer

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