Sir Edwin Chadwick

[Sir Edwin Chadwick]


Who to contact

Miss Nafisa Wagley, Secretary to the Chadwick Trust

Academic Services
University College London
2 Taviton Street
London, WC1H 0BT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8878
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 8595
Email: n.wagley@ucl.ac.uk


The Chadwick Trust

Academic Support contact for initial enquiries - Nafisa Wagley

The deadline for applications for the 2014 (graduate) fellowships is Friday 21 February 2014.

The deadline for applications for the 2014 (undergraduate) scholarships is Friday 30 May 2014.

Please note that due to a rise in the number of applicants in recent years, the Trustees are regrettably able to fund only a relatively small proportion of applications. In 2013 the success rate for the Fellowships was approximately 16%.



The Chadwick Trust was set up in 1895 under the provisions of the will of Sir Edwin Chadwick to promote research into public health engineering. The Trust's objective is to encourage students in the study of public health.

In accordance with the Scheme for the Charity and on behalf of UCL as trustee, the Chadwick Trust Management Committee is charged:

(i) To promote the objects to which the funds of the Chadwick Trust and its income are to be applied as laid down in the Trust Deed and to determine policy for the fulfilment of those objects;

(ii) To manage and administer the property of the Chadwick Trust;

(iii) To make such regulations as may be necessary for the management of the Charity and for the conduct of its business.

The Trust awards travelling funds annually to students of UCL or the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to enable them to visit, investigate and report on a current public health problem. The Trust also awards certificates and prizes to students at the above institutions who have shown exceptional merit in subjects within the Trust scheme. Once in every five years the Trust may also make an award to an officer of the Navy, Army or Air Force Medical Services who has especially assisted in the promotion of the health of the armed forces.

The current membership of the Chadwick Trust Management Committee is as follows:

  • Professor B Breach, Water Quality and Environmental Consultancy (Chair)
  • Dr S Bell, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL
  • Professor D J Bradley, Professor of Tropical Hygiene, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr B McCloskey, Health Protection Agency
  • Professor C M McKee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr S Price, Islington Primary Care Trust
  • Dr P Sonnenberg, Division of Population Health, UCL
  • Professor N Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL.

The Chadwick Trust makes the following awards annually:

Chadwick Travelling Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships of up to £1,250 each are awarded to undergraduate students registered at UCL at the time the Scholarship is utilised.
Fellowships of up to £5,000 for MPhil/PhD students and up to £2,500 for Masters students are awarded annually to any postgraduate student at UCL or the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine registered at the time the Fellowship is utilised.

The Trustees are unable to consider retrospective applications.

Abstracts of a selection of projects funded by the Trust over the past two years (pdf).

Other awards made by the Trust

Chadwick Certificate and Prize

Awarded annually to an undergraduate of UCL for outstanding merit in the B.Eng examinations with special reference to excellence in Public Health Engineering.

Chadwick Military Prize and Medal

Awarded every five years to an Officer of the Armed Forces who has, in the preceding five years, especially assisted in promoting the health of personnel in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Chadwick Certificate and Prize for Preventive Medicine

Awarded annually to the most proficient student in the final MBBS examinations in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL.

Chadwick and Allen Daley Prize

Awarded annually for outstanding merit in the MSc degree in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.