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 current Imperial College London students undertake an international research placement with a leading female academic in a similar institution. These are available to female students from Imperial College who are studying for degrees in the following departments; 

  • Centre for Environmental Policy
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Earth Science and Engineering (Geology and Geophysics courses only) 
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics

Please note: this must be your registered department and not your chosen 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.


Further Information

Review Panel

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 

Recipients from the previous year


  • The Stevenson Fund is available for female students at any level of study (UG/PGR/PGT) who are registered to one of the aformentioned departments. 
  • You must be a current, registered Imperial College London student to apply for the fund and must have at least one year of study left on completion of your placement.
  • The funds awarded are to be used to support the undertaking and completion of the research placement e.g. visas, travel, accommodation.
  • The placement must be conducted outside of the UK and can be for up to a maximum of three months, there is no minimum placement length.
  • 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.
  • You can submit a maximum of one nomination form per award cycle