The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College London invites applications for the Hans Rausing PhD studentship, starting in the 2009/10 academic year.
The history of science and technology has been taught and researched at Imperial College London since 1963, and CHoSTM in its current form was established in 1992. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, CHoSTM was awarded the highest rating of all 83 UK history departments. 40% of its research was classed as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigor, with another 40% judged internationally excellent.
The Hans Rausing award is open to home, EU and overseas students who hold or are about to complete an MSc in the history of science, technology and medicine or related field. Applicants should posses an outstanding academic track record and strong research potential.
The proposed topic should relate to the history of science and / or technology. Proposals in the history of medicine are not eligible for consideration.