Applications for 2023 will be accepted between Monday 13 March 2023 and Thursday 20 April 2023

The Stevenson Fund makes available annually three bursaries of up to £7,500 each to help students undertake an international research placement with a leading female scientist in a similar institution. These are available to female students from Imperial College who are studying for degrees in the following subjects; 

  • Centre for Environmental Policy
  • Chemistry
  • Geology 
  • Geophysics
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Please note: this must be your registered degree and not your research focus

Recipients of the Stevenson Fund will be expected to submit a report about their placement and share their experience; they may also be invited to join the selection panel in the following year.

If you have any questions about the scheme please email

Please visit the College Scholarship webpage where there is further information about available scholarships.

Review Panel 2023

Professor Peter Haynes - Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) (Chair)

Michael McTernan - Head of the International Relations Office

Professor Julie McCann - Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering

Professor Paul French - Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Professor Yun Xu - Director of Graduate School 

2022 recipients 


Who can submit an application? 

The Stevenson Fund is available for students at any level of study (UG/PGT/PGR) who are registered to one of the above courses. 

Will the placement be chosen by the Stevenson Fund panel?

Students must have a potential placement in place and submit the details of this in their nomination form, stating how the placement will benefit them and their studies.

Are there any limits regarding placement duration and location?

The placement must be conducted outside of the UK for up to a maximum of three months, there is no minimum placement length.

What can the funds be used for?

The funds awarded should be used to support students in travelling to their placement and for living costs during their placement e.g visas, travel, accommodation