- Preference is given to students funded from the UK. This is interpreted broadly and it includes University, Research Council or UK Industry funding.
- Preference is given to students at the beginning of their studies in neutron scattering.
- Preference is given to applicants who, in the judgement of the selection committee will make a major use of neutron scattering in their studies.
In the assessment of applications, the statements submitted by the applicant and their supervisor carrying the greatest weight, and so we would encourage applicants to ensure that they submit a strong statement emphasising the significance of neutron scattering in their research. In the event of a dispute concerning the outcome of the selection procedure, an ombudsman who has no involvement in the current course will be appointed.