Join us to propel the next generation of Black British biomedical science students into research, industry and academia to find solutions to global challenges.

British students of Black or mixed Black heritage are underrepresented in the UK biomedical sciences research community. We want to help change that! In 2022, we invited UK (home) students of Black or mixed Black heritage who are currently studying for an undergraduate degree to apply for a scholarship to cover tuition fees for one of our summer school courses. We are pleased to offer this scholarship again for 2023!

Who is this scholarship for?

This scholarship is for students of Black or mixed Black heritage applying to either our Online or On Campus Summer Schools. 

What is included in this scholarship?

Students can only apply for the scholarship towards one summer school and the scholarship covers the cost of the course fee only. For students who are awarded this scholarship for the On Campus Summer School, they are required to arrange their own accomodation and other expenses in London.

How do I apply for this Scholarship?

The applications for the 2023 scholarships are now open! Please ensure you have first completed an application on Imperial Gateway following the guidance on our  page before completing a scholarship application. Failure to do this could render your scholarship application invalid.

You can apply for multiple scholarships within the same scholarship form (as long as you are eligible). You should only complete a scholarship application once.

Within the application form there is guidance on how to best present yourself within your written statement. We advise you to follow this guidance to give yourself the best chance to be shortlisted for interview. We will not communicate with you about your application until the deadline has passed. If we offer you a scholarship, it will be conditional on a suitable academic reference.

What can I expect?

Read about our recent Black British Heritage scholarship winner, Esther and her summer school experience:

“Receiving a scholarship to attend Imperial College London’s Revolution in Biomedicine was truly a life-changing experience. It gave me the opportunity to meet people who were experts in their field and allowed me to discuss and understand the research they were doing and their motivations behind their work.

We were also given the freedom to ask the big questions such as “Why?” things happened the way they did and plan our own investigations based on this. I learnt how to plan and the work that goes into Lab experiments from the hypothesis to the lab report. We even got to dissect a brain!

As an undergraduate student who wants to go on to do a Masters, I loved the Masters Symposium where we were able network with and ask questions to Masters students and get tips and advice on how to get to that position.The staff were incredible as well as the student ambassadors and constantly listened to our feedback to shaping and improve the program.

From meeting people from all over the world, to exploring London (attending Wicked and going to the Royal Albert Hall!), it was truly a once-in-a lifetime experience.”