Research fellowships of usually 9 to 12 months, but, if appropriate, also somewhat shorter, are competitively awarded and fund select students and graduate students in the form of a tax-free 1500€ per month stipend. Students are chosen based upon their academic potential, prior research experience , social and language skills in personal interviews, unless funding is provided in the context of an already existing, productive collaboration. If selected, the students propose research groups of particular interest to them. Application to potential host laboratories is then either directly, or with support from the HAL-OX program organizer. Initially interested host laboratories conduct interviews via skype or directly on-site.
The duration of the financial support enables HAL-OX research fellows to pursue their own defined research questions, rather than just shadowing an ongoing project. Student research progress is monitored through either by written reports or oral presentations and/or host laboratory feedback. We are pleased to report, that, so far, the experience on both ends of the research network has been flawlessly positive.
For continuously MLU-employed scientific staff, complementary travel fellowships of 1,000 € per month to cover additional cost of living and travel are available. Justified higher costs can also be reimbursed.
Project title: Translational studies on the impact of the tumor microenvironment on ATR inhibition in different cancer cell lines
Funding period: 01 September 2017 - 28 February 2018
"I'm a Radiation Oncologist by training, working at the Dept. of Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Halle (UKH) where I am actively involved in translational research in radiation biology and clinical Radiation Oncology. I had the opportunity to spend six months at the laboratory of Prof. Ester Hammond at the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology. It was a great experience to work with an excellent international research team in an exceptional research environment which was scientifically very stimulating and enriching for me. I'm both grateful and proud having been given the chance to be part of the "HAL-OX" scholarship program which gives young and aspiring academics and researchers of the Medical Faculty of the MLU the extraordinary chance to do research at the world-renowed University of Oxford, United Kingdom."