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Joining the GMS programme.

The GMS committee considers applications from Oxford PIs to become supervisors on the program on at least a half-yearly basis.  Supervisors must agree our terms of engagement and provide details of their research and proposed rotation projects.

To express interest in joining the programme, please first read our requirements on supervisors (detailed below) and this document covering aims of the programme.   Then send an email to confirming you would like to contribute.  We will require: a short CV, and a short statement (no more than 1 page) detailing how your research fits the aims of the programme.

Your application will be considered by the committee at its next meeting, and if successful we will ask you for further information to be shared with incoming students.

Key supervisor responsibilities

We ask you to accept the following duties in order to become a supervisor for the programme:

  • Mandatory training for DPhil supervision at Oxford (Sciences). This is a short online course and must be completed once every three years. See

  • Training in Equality Diversity and Inclusion related courses listed here. They cover: an overview of EDI; implicit bias; race

  • Termly supervision reporting through GSR and eVision.

  • Contribute to teaching (either personally or via team members).

  • Supervise students for rotations.

  • Propose a rotation project or projects for the student booklet.

  • You or a senior member of your team to meet with incoming students to give a short presentation about your research

  • Potentially contribute to larger 'theme' days with more detailed research talks.

  • Be willing to act as mentor.

  • Report outputs involving students including destination following DPhil and publications

  • Update us with any changes in your circumstances that may affect your ability to supervise. Please refer to the NDM supervisor webpage for information on this.