London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand
Molecular Modelling & Materials Science
Virtual Environments, Imaging & Visualisation
Applying Mathematics and Physics to the complexity of life.
The Dean’s Prize provides scholarships of up to the value of UCL student fees for postgraduate research students. While primarily geared towards excellent Overseas students, the Dean’s Prize may also be used to support Home/EU students.
Applications must be submitted by the candidate academic supervisor or Doctoral Training Centre Director. Direct applications by candidate students will be rejected.
Candidates nominated for the Dean’s Prize must be of demonstrably excellent academic potential. Assessment will be based on educational achievement and/or work experience, and a review of any publications. In case of Overseas candidates, those that have been successful in winning stipend awards will be strongly favoured. Stipend award schemes will be assessed to gauge how competitive they are.
Providing fee scholarships has a financial implication for BEAMS Faculties, which must be managed. All applications therefore require approval by the relevant Head of Department; each should contain a strategic case for the scholarship investment. Examples might include the development of research and recruitment partnerships, particularly with high-ranking overseas institutions; attracting excellent scholars to priority areas; attracting third-strand investment (e.g. industry, overseas government). Alternative suggestions will be welcomed.
Departments might expect to receive support for 1-3 candidates/annum through this scheme. This is not a fixed banding. Substantially more generous allocations may be made where there is clear strategic rationale, or evidence of capacity to attract larger volumes of truly exceptional candidates. Departments play a vital role in evaluating the quality of candidates and are encouraged to recommend the very best.
- Candidate students must have demonstrably excellent academic potential.
- Candidate students must satisfy the minimum College entry requirements for their point of entry (prior qualifications and experience, and English language competence).
- Applications must be submitted by the candidate academic supervisor or Doctoral Training Centre Director. Direct applications by candidate students will be rejected.
- The relevant Head of Department must approve the scholarship application.
- There must be a sound strategic case for the provision of the scholarship.
- Candidate students may not receive more than one award in their lifetime.
- Overseas candidates should ideally be in receipt of maintenance awards from reputable and competitive scholarship awarding programmes.
Proposals should take the form of a one A4 page case for support (single-sided): laying out the strategic rationale for provision of the scholarship, and the type requested (e.g. full Overseas fee, full 4 years; 50% Overseas fee, 2 years; full Home fee, 1 year). The CV of the candidate student should be appended, together with proof of any stipend award(s) and a note of approval by the Head of Department.
Awards are made to candidate students and are non-transferable.