The five day School will consist of a series of shared lectures and seminars as well as separate, subject-specific workshops. The aim of both summer school curricula is to give attendees an understanding of their subject area, from fundamental research to applied science.


Registration fee: £200

This will cover the costs of lunches and socials but unfortunately cannot cover accommodation costs. A comprehensive list of accommodation in Oxford will be circulated to all attendees.

A small number of travel bursaries will be available. Please highlight in your covering letter if you would like to be considered for this and your reasons for requesting bursary assistance.


To apply for a place please submit the following to

  • A covering letter, including confirmation that if offered a place you will be able to attend. Please indicate whether you would like to attend the sleep medicine or the chronobiology workshops.
  • A research abstract of your current work. This should be no more than 1 page of A4 in Arial font, size 11 (approx. 300 words), to include 1 table or figure if applicable. If accepted this will form the basis of your poster presentation/data blitz session at the School.
  • A short CV including research interests.

The Summer School is targeted at PhD/DPhil/MD students and other early career researchers.

Important dates:

The closing date for applications is 29 January 2016
The decisions will be announced on 1 March 2016
Online registration will be open from 7 March 2016

Further information:

The draft timetable has been added to the SCNI website. Keep an eye on this for future updates.  Please direct all enquiries to