Our Partners

University College London

Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL is London's leading multi-disciplinary university, with more than 16,000 staff and 50,000 students from over 150 different countries.

The Trust makes six awards to University College London (UCL) since this leading multi-disciplinary university covers many areas of research in which the Founder Trustees are interested.

Our scholarships

  • At the Slade School of Art, there is a two-year MA course in figurative painting, and a one year course for an artist specialising in print-making in their final year of the MA course
  • In the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, an award is made for a PhD researcher specialising in structures
  • At the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, we offer a PhD research grant for an aspect of architecture
  • At the Institute of Ophthalmology, research into macular degeneration is conducted at PhD level
  • At the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Professor Linda Greensmith heads research into motor neurone disease

PhD Students in my lab have been supported by the Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust for several years with two of my PhD students being awarded the Terrence Morris Memorial Scholarship. Research in our lab is focused on motor neuron disease (MND), which affects the neurons in the brain and spinal cord that are responsible for controlling all of our skeletal muscles.

As these cells degenerate, muscles gradually weaken and atrophy until they can no longer function. Our lab is studying the underlying causes of the muscle and motor neuron loss in MND and actively developing new therapeutic strategies to treat this disease and muscles. Martha Roberts was the last PhD student in receipt of the Terence Morris Memorial Scholarship.

Professor Linda Greensmith, Head of the Graham Watts Laboratories for Motor Neuron Disease