Why use IMB EOI forms?
In recent years international applicants have dominated IMB research training schemes, especially postgraduate training. For example, in 2013 international students represented >75% of IMB postgraduate enrolments. Far from being a problem, experience has shown that international research students can be exceptionally well-trained, dedicated and talented, and make an outstanding contribution to IMB research. Notwithstanding this potential, international applicants come from a myriad of countries, the majority where English is not the dominant language, and where academic education and achievement, as well as research experience, are highly varied. This diversity of educational backgrounds and programs, as well as preparedness and ability, is further compounded by the fact that contact with applicants is often limited to email, with IMB Lab Heads typically confronted with hundreds of enquiries per year. The highly varied nature of the detail disclosed in these emails makes carefully considered and fair comparative assessment of eligibility and competitiveness a time consuming and very difficult process. All too often IMB Lab Heads are unable to allocate the time needed to chase up even promising looking applicants, such that truly outstanding candidates risk being be overlooked. The latter can be tragic for the applicant, for the IMB Lab Head and for IMB.
IMB EOI forms seek to address this bottleneck by providing a quick and easy means for IMB Lab Heads to invite selected applicants to provide ALL the relevant information needed to assess and rank eligibility and competitiveness.
IMB EOI forms empower IMB Lab Heads to;
- Be more effcient and engaging with (international) applicants
- Followup more enquiries, more frequently.
- Gather better comparative data.
- Make more informed decisions.
- Endorse more applicants.
- Endorse only the highest calibre applicants.
- Endorse applicants that will attract scholarships.
- Enhance research group output.
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