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The Managers expect each year to elect at least one W. D. Armstrong Studentship, tenable in the University, for full-time postgraduate work towards the PhD degree in a field related to the application of engineering in medicine.

The studentship will normally be available to home, EU or overseas students. The financial support comprises approved College and University fees (at the Home or EU rate) and maintenance at the standard EPSRC rate, together with any fee approved by the Managers for training. In fixing the value of the studentship, account will be taken of other resources available to the student, including other awards held. The studentship will normally be held, subject to satisfactory progress, for the prescribed duration of the course, subject to the length limit imposed in 2017.  All studentships awarded after 1 October 2017 will be limited in length to not more than three years.  In the case of a student who is awarded an Armstrong Studentship after the start of their course, the length limit will be shorter.  The goal will be to contribute to a total of not more than three years of support for research, taking all sources into account.

Students applying to undertake research in the eligible Departments (the Department of Engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and the Computer Laboratory) in the School of Technology and any of the departments in the School of the Clinical Medicine), will be considered for nomination for a W.D. Armstrong studentship by their Departments. There is no need for prospective students to apply separately.

Supervisors are invited to propose projects as soon as possible, for consideration by the Fund Managers. A copy of the supervisor application form can be found below.


Application Form