Funding opportunities for Graduates at UCL

If you are hoping to embark on graduate study a UCL in 2015/16 then the below may be of great interest.

  • London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarships

The London Goodenough Association of Canada (“LGAC”) invites applications for Scholarships in support of graduate study in London, England for the 2015-16 academic year. The LGAC awards Scholarships towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College (, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.

For 2015-16, the LGAC plans to award six or more Scholarships with a value up to £5,000 each  principally on the basis of academic excellence – but taken into account will be the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College. Candidates must be full-time students enrolling in an accredited graduate (or higher) program in London, or undertaking thesis research in London while enrolled elsewhere. All Scholarships are awarded for a maximum term of one year and will not be renewed. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Interested candidates can find more information and submit an Application Form on the LGAC’s website: Closing date is 26 January, 2015.

  • Funded Bioscience PhD Studentships

UCL is the lead institution in The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium, one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK.

Thirty PhD studentships will be available annually for the next five years in the areas of agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, health and other frontier biosciences following a £15M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

The new doctoral training grant led by UCL will account for 12% of all BBSRC-funded PhD studentships across the UK and are a significant increase on the 18 positions previously available each year.

The research aims to enable future discoveries, helping scientists to solve some of the world major challenges, including:

  • producing more food using less water, land, energy and other inputs, whilst reducing waste and environmental impacts;
  • providing renewable energy, materials and industrial chemicals – developed from plants, bacteria, algae and fungi – to reduce dependency on fossil fuels;
  • increasing the ability of individuals to lead healthier lives, reducing pressure on the healthcare system.

Closing date is 23 January, 2015 and more information can be found at