The Peter Watson International Scholarship was a brilliant experience, I’m very glad to have been a part of this!

I entered the PWIS as I was really enthusiastic about my Extended Project and loved the idea of telling people about and visiting the National Institutes of...

by Jack Peck, PWIS 2019 Scholar 

When I first started my EPQ, I never imagined that it would lead me to visiting Washington DC. But after an application and a presentation in Cambridge, I won this great opportunity. 

I particularly enjoyed meeting several principal inves...

by Pau Sole Vilaro, PWIS 2019 Scholar 

What a trip. That’s all I could think of while watching a movie on the plane flying from Dulles International Airport back to the U.K. And for good reason, too. 

The trip brought many firsts for me: my first time going to the States...

Congratulations to our PWIS finalists and two winners Jack Peck and Pau Sole Vilaro (pictured with Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner). More from them soon!

Christie works as a post-doctoral vision scientist in the Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory the National Eye Institute, NIH. Her work aims to understand the development and homeostasis of rod photoreceptors by carrying out a detailed molecular and fu...

Dr Yu-Wai-Man is an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in mitochondrial genetics and inherited eye diseases. His research programme is currently focused on dissecting the disease mechanisms leading to progressive retinal ganglion cell loss in...

Sir Leszek is Chairman of Cancer Research UK and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He was Chief Executive of the UK's Medical Research Council from 2007, and from 2001 to 2007 was at Imperial College London, where he served as Principal of the Facu...

by Benjamin Schwabe, 2018 PWIS scholar

Amazing things:

Sometimes amazing things happen quite unexpectedly. For me I was busy getting ready for my A-levels, completing an all-consuming EPQ project and about to go on a school trip to CERN when I read about the Peter Watson...

by Nathan Harmer, 2018 PWIS scholar

Day 1

After a quick breakfast the day began with a meeting with officials from the NEI. The people we met were extremely friendly and had very interesting roles within the institute which were clearly defined during their presentations...

10 Peter Watson International Scholarship finalists were selected from around the UK to present their work at Queens College, Cambridge to a panel of judges representing the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, the Wellcome Trust and Form the Future....

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