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Undergraduate Summer Studentships

Summer Vacation Bursaries are available each year for promising undergraduate students

Summer Vacation Bursaries are available each year for promising undergraduate students to gain first-hand experience in a research laboratory in The Astbury Centre and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. Each studentship is for around eight weeks in duration. The value of these awards depends on the source of funding and is around £150-200 per week to the student.

Sources of funding and deadlines for summer 2014 places are given below as soon as we have information.

Funder: The Biochemical Society - Deadline 14th Feb 2014
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
14th Feb 2014 Biochemistry or related molecular life science Supervisor (but for named student) 2nd or 3rd year in related subject Member of Society £200 p.w. 8 None Link
Funder: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - Deadline 31st Mar 2014
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
31st March each year Chemotherapy Supervisor and student apply together Undergrad middle year. No masters students Only one application per department £180 p.w. 10 £500 Link
Funder: British Society for Cell Biology - Competition for 2014 not yet announced
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
Not yet announced Cell Biology Supervisor (but for named student) Undergrad Member of society before or on day of application £180 p.w. 8 £500 Link
Funder: Society of Biology - Deadline 17:00 on 14th Feb 2014
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
14th Feb 2014 Biochemistry or related molecular life science Supervisor (but for named student) 2nd or 3rd year in related subject Member of Society or if succesful must join society £180 p.w. 6-8 None Link
Funder: Society for General Microbiology - Harry Smith Vacation Studentships - Competition open for 2014
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
1st Feb 2014 Microbiology Supervisor (but for named student) Undergrad Member of Society £185 p.w. 8 £400 Link
Funder: The Wellcome Trust - Competition open for 2014
Deadline Area of research Who writes application Criteria of student Criteria of supervisor Student stipend Max. # of weeks Consumable budget Website for further details and application forms
14th February 2014 Biomedical Supervisor (but for named student) HARDCOPY applications only End of middle year Undergrad £180 p.w. 8 None Link

Eligibility

Eligibility rules vary slightly for each of the funding schemes, but generally to be eligible for funding on these schemes, you must:

  1. Be in the middle years of your first degree;
  2. Be registered for a basic science or veterinary degree at Leeds or any other UK university;
  3. Be expected to gain a first or upper second class UK Honours degree
  4. Please note that some of these schemes are restricted to UK/EU applicants only