BSCB Summer Studentships
The BSCB Summer Vacation Studentships offer financial support for high caliber undergraduate students, who wish to gain research experience in cell biology during their summer vacation. Our aim is to encourage students to consider a post-graduate research career in cell biology after their undergraduate studies.
Download an application form in MS Word format
Completed applications should be sent to Professor Nancy Papalopulu (Nancy.Papalopulu@manchester.ac.uk) via email (read instructions on the application form).
You will receive an e-mail to confirm that your application has been received. Expect this to arrive within 5 working days. Do not assume that your application has been successfully completed unless you receive the confirmation.
- Studentships will only be awarded for students who have yet to complete their first degree, usually prior to their final year of studies.
- Awards comprise a student stipend of £180 per week for up to 8 weeks plus consumable costs of up to £500 to the host laboratory. The award will be made via a supervisor and administered by the host institution.
- Applications must be made by the prospective supervisor on behalf of a named student, and must include the student's CV together with a reference from their personal tutor (or equivalent). Undergraduate students are encouraged to develop a project with the help of the supervisor.
- Supervisors must be a BSCB member before, or on the date of, the application. Only one application may be submitted per supervisor. There are no restrictions concerning the nationality of the student, nor do they have to be a student at a UK university.
- Applications must be submitted by March 31st 2014. The application should include the applicant’s name, contact details, host institution and department, the student's CV, a supporting statement from the student’s academic tutor reference, and the project title, with a brief description of the proposed research project in the context of the research of the group. The research project must be on a topic in the broad area of cell biology and must not form part of the student’s normal degree work. Projects will be assessed for objective, achievability and opportunity to the student. Students are encouraged to undertake a project at an institution other than the one at which they are studying.
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel of members from the BSCB committee. Feedback on unsuccessful applications will not be provided.
- The successful applicants will be required to submit a short article describing the outcome of the project for the BSCB Newsletter. To be submitted within two months of completion of the project.