The department no longer requires completion of a Research Proposal Confirmation (RPC) form. However, in some cases you or your supervisor may consider that a formal research plan is desirable.

If you prepare a formal plan, it must be signed by the student, supervisor(s) and independent assessor, and emailed to the PhD Administrator Lisa Kelly l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk .

You must draw up and agree with your supervisor(s) a formal plan, which must be signed by the student, supervisor(s) and independent assessor, and emailed to the PhD Administrator Lisa Kelly l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk for the Director of Postgraduate Research’s approval.

Download the Research Proposal Confirmation Form.

More useful information for PhD students is available via the Registry’s Information on Research Degrees and the PhD student handbook.

The Postgraduate Research Success Guide provides tailored information to support research postgraduates academically.