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


The award covers fees (at home or overseas rates) and a stipend equivalent

to that offered by the AHRC. Continuation of the award is subject to the

holder making satisfactory progress each year on the doctoral programme

For more information about CHoSTM and staff research interests, visit our

website at

Initial enquiries should be directed to Dr Abigail Woods,

[email protected]