Graduate Development Scholarship

St Anne’s is committed to developing its graduate scholars as the next generation of university teachers. These scholarships offer doctoral students opportunities to teach undergraduates. You can find out more about our current scholars here.

Who can apply?

Current graduate members of St Anne’s who are doctoral students going into their second, third or fourth year of graduate study in Michaelmas Term of the first year they hold the scholarship. Graduate Entry medics in their third or fourth year, and any Clinical medics in years four to six of A100 Medicine.

Current graduate members of any Oxford college who are doctoral students going into their second, third or fourth year of graduate study in Michaelmas Term of the first year they hold the scholarship. Applicants of other colleges will need to be willing to migrate to St Anne’s, and have the written agreement of their college to do this, if offered a scholarship. Preference will be given to current St Anne’s students.

Value?

£6,628 (for the 2021/22 academic year).

Scholarships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year conditional upon recommendations from your supervisor and the organising tutor of the School in which you teach.  For students holding a GDS for a first time in their third year of graduate study renewal will also depend on student status for the duration of the second year of the scholarship.  Students holding a GDS for a first time in their fourth year of graduate study will not be entitled to hold the scholarship for a second year.

How and when to apply?

Current St Anne’s Research students will be sent an email during Hilary Term with details of the subjects requiring a GDS for the following academic year and a copy of the application form and guidance note.

Current graduate members of other Oxford colleges will be sent a call for applications by their department if we have a teaching need in that subject.

What does the Scholarship entail?

Graduate Development Scholars can be asked to:

  •  teach up to three contact hours per week, during term time, as directed by the subject fellows in College (as well as giving traditional tutorials, the teaching could comprise study support with essay writing and/or revision classes). Preparation for the class, and the marking of written work arising from the class, are included in the ‘one contact hour of teaching’.
A portion of the three contact hours per week x 8 weeks of each term could be offset by Scholars being asked to:
 
  •  set and mark termly collections
  •  assist with School administration
You will also be expected to undergo training in teaching delivered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and possibly also by the department in which the subject belongs.
 

Selection criteria

  • Proven academic excellence: a high level of achievement at the current stage in your graduate studies
  • Commitment to developing teaching experience
  • The ability to teach in tutorial and small class contexts in the papers required by the school
  • Good communication skills and sensitivity in dealing effectively with any pastoral matters that may arise
  • DPhil status, or, if you have not already transferred from PRS to DPhil status at the time you begin the scholarship, you must expect to do so no later than the end of the Michaelmas Term of the first year of your GDS.  Failure to transfer by this time may result in the scholarship being withdrawn.

Further information

Contact sophie.okeke@st-annes.ox.ac.uk if you have any queries.