Become the next Ada Lovelace...
The Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences is actively working to support women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to address the imbalance of women working and studying in these areas. The Women in Science Scholarship scheme is funded by the Faculty as part of our commitment to increasing the representation of female students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects.
The scholarships are worth £3000 and are designed to offer financial assistance to outstanding candidates during their undergraduate studies (for up to three years), and to introduce them to various initiatives and activities taking place across the university in response to the issue.
Applications to the Women in Science Scholarship scheme are now open
Who can apply?
In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be:
- A home/EU, undergraduate, female* applicant to the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences;
- Applying for an undergraduate programme in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Informatics, Mathematics or Physics;
- Predicted to achieve (or have already achieved) AAA at A Level or equivalent (conditional offers will be made to those awaiting results)
*this also includes non-binary or trans applicants
How to apply
- You will need to complete a short application form and submit a statement with your thoughts and experiences of gender equality issues. Word limit: 1000.
- Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020 (5pm)
- Apply now
If you are successful
Once the winners have been identified you will be contacted with further details about how and when you will receive their scholarship. Following confirmation you will also receive details regarding upcoming events and activities that will be taking place in the Faculty and your department.
As a Women in Science Scholarship holder we will ask that you to do the following during your studies:
- Write a piece for the Faculty website to show how you have been involved and what you have done.
We hope that Scholarship holders will:
- Become a Women in Science Champion
- Support and attend Faculty Open Days and public engagement events
- Assist in the design and promotion of cross-faculty activities including Ada Lovelace Day, schools programmes and the Gender Equality Student Fund
- Be actively involved in one-two activities each year, either as a member of a Department or Faculty E&D Committee, taking part in an event, or arranging your own.
The University has tried to give students the opportunity to research student funding as early as possible. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2020-21 academic year.