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UCL Advances PhD Enterprise Scholarships

UCL Advances has funding to award several PhD Enterprise Scholarships each year. These Scholarships provide funding of £4,000 to cover student costs for a three month extension to enable a chapter to be written on the commercial evaluation of a science or technology PhD project.


Primarily, the scholarship is aimed at PhD Students who would like to further investigate the commercial potential of their research.

It is possible for EngD students to apply for this scholarship as well, but it depends on whether your research is technical or commercial. If technical, then this commercialisation chapter could definitely be of benefit towards your thesis. However, if it's commercial, then you may have already covered this element at some point during your thesis. If this is the case, it may be possible to write the chapter with a slightly different focus.


There is no application deadline as such, but it is best to submit an application at the beginning of your final year.


Before applying, discuss with - and seek support from - your supervisor, as it is the responsibility of the Department to make arrangements for the extension of your degree and student status at UCL and with any other relevant parties (i.e. funding bodies etc)

Please see the attached document for answers to frequently asked questions.

For further information regarding the application procedure or for any queries, please email businesssupport@ucl.ac.uk