Students

  • Logos and templates

    This section contains links to ICB and EPSRC logos for use in presentations, posters or publicity. Left-click images to download in high-res.

    CDT logoICB block colours logoICB gradient colours logoEPSRC colour logoEPSRC black/white logo

    Imperial College logos are available here. Please follow the College guidelines for correct usage of the logo.

    These files will be sufficient for most purposes, but if you require other logos (e.g. other Research Councils, industial partners, other file formats) then these are available; please contact either Erika for help.

    The College also provides suggested templates for posters, presentations and other media. It's not compulsory to use these, but if you'd like to then downloads and guidelines are available here.

  • Funding opportunities for travel & conferences

    This section provides links to external funding opportunities and travel grants that ICB students have successfully received in the past. For the most part they will cover travel to national and international conferences or workshops, but conditions may vary - please refer to individual websites for details. 

    NameDescription
    SCI Messel BursariesIncludes travel to meetings and for short research placements/lab visits
    FEBS Youth Travel FundTravel bursaries for FEBS workshops, administered by the workshops themselves - see individual websites for details
    Imperial College TrustTravel for students presenting their work at conferences
    Biochemical Society - GeneralTravel for members presenting at conferences, but you must have been a member for at least 12 months before applying
    Biochemical Society - Student BursariesTravel for student members attending a Biochemical Society meeting (see website for list). No minimum membership period for application
    RSC - Division Travel GrantsTravel bursaries for RSC Division members
    RSC - Analytical Biosciences GroupTravel bursaries for those working in the analytical biosciences and attending scientific meetings 
    British Society for Cell BiologyFor BSCB members to travel to any meeting relevant to cell biology
    British Association for Cancer ResearchFor BACR members of at least 1 year, travelling to present at meetings
    IET General Travel FundFor IET members travelling to present at meetings, or potentially work in other labs or in industry

    If you apply for a travel grant and are successful, please let us know! Likewse, if you find any opportunities that aren't covered here, please update us and we'll include them for future reference.

  • Funding opportunities for research & placements

    This section provides links to external funding opportunities for short research visits to other labs or placements in other institutions that may be of interest. Again, ICB students have successfully received many of these in the past. As many of these schemes require many weeks or months away, and often detailed plans for your visit, you should discuss your application with your supervisors beforehand. 

    NameDescription
    Photonics4Life Mobility ProgramFunds short term exchanges between labs to promote & acquire specific knowledge
    Bohringer Ingelheim FondsFunds visits of up to 3 months between labs to learn techniques in basic biomedical research, or for research-oriented training courses
    Santander Mobility AwardsFunds short term trips to study or perform research furthering academic links between researchers or institutions
    EMBO Short Term FellowshipsVisits up up to 3 months between EMBC member-countries (see website) to facilitate collaborations and use resources unavailable in the home institution
    Parliamentary Office of Science & TechnologyFunds 3 month placement at POST for EPSRC-funded PhD students. Similar schemes are available for RSC and IoP members
    International Office Summer Schools and Research PlacementsFunds summer schools and 3-week research placements at institutions in Singapore or Hong Kong. Other internal and external opportunities are available on the International Office website

    If you take part in any of these visits or placements, please let us know so we can track your success!

  • Opportunities for scholarships

    Scholarships are awards with usually larger monetary value than travel or research placement grants, and are awarded to individuals, either to help with subsistance and living expenses, or to aid with research. These may be available to both funded and self-funded students, with home, EU or international status - please check the individual eligibility conditions on each website. You should discuss any applications with your supervisors, who may be able to give you advice and guidance on how best to write an application.

    These scholarships represent a small selection of those available. If you have suggestions for other examples that could be included here, or successfully receive a scholarship, please let us know so we can include it for others to see.

    • SCI Scholarships -  available for PhD students approaching their 2nd year of PhD study, these awards are worth £5000 across two years to help support your research degree in any area across the science and engineering spectrum.
    • British Federation of Women Graduates - available for female PhD students in their 2nd year of PhD study, the value of these awards varies but is usually around £3000. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and are designed to help on-going doctoral work.
    • Imperial College PG office - the College has details of multiple scholarships available for students and prospective students. The amounts and eligibility requirements for these vary greatly - please see the website for details.
    • Chevening Scholarships for one-year Master's degree for international students 
  • Opportunities for outreach

    Like to get involved in outreach or science communication work? The College Outreach office has directories of events, ways to get involved, resources and occasionally job opportunities available for students and academics alike. The College Inspire programme also includes activities and resources created by their own postgraduate students and suitable for many different school-based audiences. For external audiences, Stemnet and the STEM Ambassador scheme offer ways in which you can be a role model for the next generation of scientists and communicate your work to a brand new, enthusiastic group of people.

  • CDT Handbook 

  • Equipment booking

  • Imperial's Guide to success for PG students