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Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund for Postgraduate Students at Imperial College London, UK 2024

Application is now open for the Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund for Postgraduate Students at Imperial College London. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Imperial College London and Fund

Imperial College London, officially recognized as the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, stands as a renowned public research university nestled in the heart of London, England. Its illustrious history can be traced back to the visionary Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, whose cultural vision encompassed iconic landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and several royal colleges. In 1907, Imperial College London was officially established by royal charter, marking a significant milestone in higher education. This charter effectively unified three prestigious institutions: the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines, and the City and Guilds of London Institute.

The evolution of Imperial College London continued in 1988 with the establishment of the Imperial College School of Medicine, achieved through a merger with St Mary’s Hospital Medical School. Subsequently, in 2004, Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the Imperial College Business School, further expanding the university’s academic portfolio.


In a commendable effort to support academic excellence, Imperial College London is pleased to announce the 2024 Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund scholarship for Prospective and continuing Postgraduate taught, Master’s research students. This scholarship holds significant value, offering up to a £17,000 contribution towards tuition fees for the entire period of Master’s study. The award is structured as a reduction in the tuition fee, with recipients having their Home/EU or Overseas fees covered, depending on their fee status.

This scholarship demonstrates Imperial College London’s commitment to nurturing exceptional talent and fostering a diverse community of scholars. As the university continues to be a trailblazer in science, technology, and medicine, initiatives like the Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund scholarship contribute to its legacy of academic excellence and innovation. Prospective and current postgraduate students are encouraged to seize this opportunity to become part of an institution that consistently pushes the boundaries of knowledge and discovery.

Details about Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund for Postgraduate Students at Imperial College London:

Scholarship Sponsor: Imperial College London

Scholarship Value: Up to £17,000 contribution towards tuition fees

Number of awards: 5

Study level: Masters, Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Imperial College London

Courses: Centre for Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics

Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the Master’s programs indicated below who are presently in their last year of undergraduate study at Imperial College, as well as those who have previously earned their undergraduate degrees at Imperial, are eligible to apply for the Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must (have) earned at least a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree.

Course specific information:

  • MSc Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology
  • MSc Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • MRes Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • MSc Ecological Applications
  • MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
  • MRes Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Research
  • MRes Ecosystem and Environmental Change
  • MRes Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences
  • MRes Chemical Biology and Bio-Entrepreneurship
  • MRes Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment
  • MSc Environmental Technology
  • MSc Applied Mathematics
  • MSc Statistics

Application Procedure for Basil Furneaux Memorial Fund

The standard online application process for the intended course of study should be followed by applicants, who should also specify in their application that they would like to be considered for the Furneaux Fund.

A paragraph explaining why they are interested in agriculture-related applications, why funding is necessary to allow them to enroll in the course, and the source of any additional funds that will support them during the year of study must all be included in the application. Please send an email to with any more queries you may have for the college.

The Submission Deadline is: April 30, 2024

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