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Opportunity for science stars of the future


Imperial College London is recruiting worldwide for the brightest and best students to take up one of its prestigious new PhD scholarships, with adverts in Nature appearing from tomorrow together with an online campaign.
From tackling climate change to improving worldwide healthcare, Imperial scientists are at the leading edge of research to benefit society and explore our world. Fifty new Imperial College London PhD Scholarships 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.
Scholarships are available to students with the passion and aptitude to work in one of the College's research areas, across science, engineering, medicine or business.
The 50 PhD scholarships include:

.    Fully funded fees
.    £20k per annum stipend
.    Working with internationally renowned experts
.    Open to home/EU and international applicants

The Imperial College PhD Scholarships scheme forms part of a 1,000 new postgraduate research opportunities available at the College every year and has been partly funded by the generosity of Imperial College alumni, together with scholarship support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Sir Keith O'Nions, President & Rector of Imperial College London, 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 for their future careers.

Ram Sopher, an Imperial PhD student in 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 new PhD scheme is now open for applications. Candidates are required to have agreed a research project with a supervisor in an Imperial department before applying for a scholarship. Full details of how to apply can be found on the PhD Scholarship website:

Interested students are also invited to attend the Postgraduate Open Day, which will take place on Wednesday 5 December 2012. More information on the Open Day can be found here: