Grants are available for stipends of £279 per week for 6 weeks, and up to £1,674 in total, to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement. This scheme not only benefits the student as they get valuable research experience, but the supervisor also gains an extra pair of hands in the lab.
“Thomas was involved in a number of on-going projects and he has made significant contributions to some of the background work in a number of these. He was a pleasure to have in the lab, worked hard and I think that both he and we benefited considerably.” Alan Berry (Supervisor, University of Leeds, UK)
“I found the experience incredibly rewarding. Being able to work in a research laboratory has enthused me with a real love for science, and has definitely made me realise that I want to be a research scientist.” Lewis Taylor (Student, University of Bath, UK)
Interested students must pair up with a potential supervisor, develop a project together, then apply for funding. Supervisors must be members of the Biochemical Society for at least 12 months prior to the closing date of the grants. The student does not need to be a member of the Society, but when ranking proposals preference will be given to student members.
Applications for the 2020 scheme are now open and will close on 28 February 2020. See Criteria and Guidelines for more.
For general information on the grants, or any questions, please contact the Education department.