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Could you be one of two students awarded a  Peter Watson International Scholarship?

What is it?


The Peter Watson International Scholarship is a national award open to all students undertaking a science related Extended Project Qualification.


This is a great opportunity for anyone considering science, technology, medicine or engineering as a career to experience what it’s like at the cutting edge of research and technology and gain an international perspective. 


What does it offer?


An all-expenses paid trip to the United States for two winners.


Winners will have the opportunity to visit the world-famous National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health as well as the AstraZeneca site in Maryland.

They will receive mentorship and supervision from scientists at the NIH and take part in a week-long specially designed programme of events including:

  • 3D printing

  • Virtual reality demonstrations

  • The chance to perform and present mini experiments to the faculty

  • Visits to the labs, clinics and trips to Washington DC and much more!

The 10 shortlisted candidates will have the chance to visit the AstraZeneca campus and meet scientists in Cambridge before the Prizegiving Day.


2020 Event timings:
Submission open March/April 2020
Submission closed September 2020
Finalists notified mid October 2020
Prize Giving Day November 2020
Trip to USA February half term 2021


How do you apply?


Submit your extended project by emailing this form to info@pwis.org.uk.

We will let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted to present your work at the Prizegiving Day at the University of Cambridge when two winners will be announced.


PWIS in the media

Congratulations to the PWIS 2019 finalists and winners!

Scholars and finalists in 2018 were featured in several news stories: