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Each year the Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) supports multidisciplinary, collaborative research and looks to fund a range of collaborative projects covering the breadth of QMUL. Projects that are supported have supervisors from different schools and institutes, and, in particular, project proposals are evaluated favourably when there is a clear line of collaborative research across faculties.

The aim of the studentships is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to develop a broad as well as deep understanding of a topic area. This is achieved because, through their unique training experiences under the LSI, they are able to tackle a research question from multidisciplinary viewpoints.

Priority is given to support multidisciplinary, collaborative research.

Current Studentships

Between four and six studentships are awarded each year:

Project proposals are assessed according to the quality of the proposal and the feasibility of the project; in addition, a clear outline of the nature of the collaborative process between schools/institutes/faculties, innovative research objectives that align with the LSI research agendas is required.

Any questions concerning the application process and the scope of the topic areas should be addressed to Dr Magda Osman (

See studentship FAQs for supervisors for general queries.

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