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Worldwide hunt for science stars of the future

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New Imperial College London PhD Scholarship scheme will provide highly competitive opportunities for the world's most talented students

The College is now recruiting worldwide for the brightest and best students to take up 50 prestigious new PhD scholarships.

Launched today, the new Imperial College London PhD Scholarship scheme will provide highly competitive opportunities for talented students with the ability, commitment and creativity to join the College’s research community, working alongside internationally renowned scientists.

The scholarships are available to students with the passion and aptitude to work in one of the College’s research areas in science, engineering, medicine or business. Including fully funded fees and a £20,000 per annum stipend, they are open to Home, EU and international applicants.

If you have the curiosity and drive to make a real impact through your research, we invite you to apply to join our community, supported by our prestigious new PhD scholarships.

– Sir Keith O'Nions

President & Rector

The scheme forms part of 1,000 new postgraduate research opportunities available at the College every year and has been partly funded by the generosity of Imperial College alumni.

President and Rector, Sir Keith O’Nions, said: “At Imperial we have some of the most talented researchers and students from across the globe working in world-class facilities. If you have the curiosity and drive to make a real impact through your research, we invite you to apply to join our community, supported by our prestigious new PhD scholarships.”

As well as support from their host departments, students will have access to the College’s award-winning Graduate School, which works with postgraduate students on their professional development, both within their research programmes and during their future careers.

PhD student Ram Sopher from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, receives support through a pre-existing PhD scholarship from the College. His research group works to provide a better understanding of the biomechanics of human joints, in order to develop new treatments for the debilitation and pain caused by joint injuries and diseases. Speaking about the opportunity he received thanks to his own scholarship Ram says:

"I chose to come specifically to Imperial to pursue my PhD, not only because it is one of the finest academic institutions in the world, but also because I wanted to be a part of a  world-renowned research group that has unrivalled expertise in my area of study.

"I feel truly privileged and honoured to have had the opportunity to study here at Imperial, and to focus my research on such a fascinating, innovative and important field of study. I would not have been able to do this without the kind support I have been awarded."

The scheme is now open for applications, with candidates required to have agreed a research project with a supervisor in an Imperial department in advance.

Read more about the Imperial College PhD Scholarships Scheme.

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