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PhD Studentship: H. Walter Stern Scholarship

UCL - Department of Chemical Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: See advert for details
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024

Vacancy Information

The H. Walter Stern Scholarship aims to provide one new research student per year with the exceptional opportunity to work within their chosen research field to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution. 

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking to offer support to academically strong students from groups historically under-represented in science and engineering careers and the department, to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) degrees to diversify the talent pool through promoting participation and equal opportunity.

We are looking for an exceptional graduate student to be the recipient of the prestigious H. Walter Stern Scholarship. The research project can be in any area where the department is active (Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Multiphase Systems, Electrochemical Engineering, Product & Process Systems Engineering, Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics, Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering).

The H. Walter Stern Scholarship is intended to support UK-permanent residents from one of the following BAME ethnic groups:

  • Black or Black British - Caribbean
  • Black or Black British - African
  • Other Black background
  • Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi
  • Asian or Asian British – Pakistani

For further information about the scholarship and the department, please see here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemical-engineering/study/bursaries-and-funding/h-walter-stern-scholarship

Studentship Description

The scholarship consists of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/home rate (2024/25: £6,035) plus a maintenance stipend (2024/25: £21,181) for full-time study (benefits are calculated 'pro rata' for part-time students). The scholarship also includes additional research costs of up to £1,200 per year for the stated duration of the programme plus a one-off conference cost of £1000.

Awards are normally tenable for years 1, 2, and 3 of a full-time MPhil/PhD/EngD degree programme (or years 1-5 of a part-time programme), subject to annual review and renewal.

Where students are undertaking integrated four-year doctoral programmes the award will be extended to the final year of study.

If granted, funding begins at the start of the next academic year.

The H. Walter Stern Scholarship also offers a comprehensive personal and professional development support package.

  • Coaching, mentoring support and advocacy;
  • Training and skills development through UCL’s Doctoral Skills Development Programme (including the “Brilliant Club” scholars programme) and the Windsor Fellowship;

Person Specification

The candidate will have or be expected to obtain a 2.1 degree from a UK MEng level programme or its overseas equivalent in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics or an associated discipline. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment that tackles questions across various fields of Chemical Engineering is expected.

Eligibility

In order to APPLY, you must:

  • have submitted a completed admission application to, or currently be registered on, an eligible** full- or part-time eligible degree programme at UCL by the scholarship deadline;
  • you must be a UK-permanent resident from one of the following BAME ethnic groups:
  • Black or Black British - Caribbean
  • Black or Black British - African
  • Other Black background
  • Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi
  • Asian or Asian British - Pakistani

In order to be AWARDED IF SELECTED, you must:

  • be in receipt of an offer of admission to, or currently be registered on, a full-time or part-time research degree programme at UCL.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow this link for full instructions: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/chemical-engineering/study/bursaries-and-funding/h-walter-stern-scholarship

Results

Applicants will be notified of the final decision by April 2024.

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