Could you be the student 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?
Ten students will be invited to Cambridge in July 2021 to spend a working week with Hospital Consultants and University Professors involved in ophthalmology research.
All expenses paid residential week (Monday pm - Friday am). Finalists will be accommodated within one of the historical Cambridge Colleges.
Finalists will have the opportunity to visit Cambridge medical and scientific institutions and other science related institutions and events.
They will receive mentorship and supervision from scientists in Cambridge and take part in a week-long specially designed programme of events including:
Research bench work as part of a clinical team
Group research projects
Social activities such as punting, Hall Dinner and sight-seeing
At the end of the week finalists will present their EPQ project to a panel of judges followed by the Winner of the PWIS 2021 Scholarship being announced.
2020/2021 Event timings:
Submission open 30 March 2020
Submission closed 30 April 2021
Finalists notified by 1 June 2021
Late-July 2021 (date TBC) Finalist Cambridge Week. More specifics will be available towards the beginning of 2021. Rescheduling of the July dates may be beyond our control.
How do you apply?
Submit your extended project by emailing this form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm not sure I'm interested in medicine, is it worth applying?
The Founders of PWIS are research and clinical Specialists in Ophthalmology, a specialism of medicine concerned with sight. We aspire to open student's eyes to this fascinating area of science - pure science disciplines, engineering, computer programming, social science, physiology to name a few non-medical specialisms all have an important role to play in ophthalmology research and application. Even if your project is not directly related to eye research it should not be difficult to see how it could be applied.