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Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Scheme

The ICR offers a limited number of paid undergraduate summer vacation scholarships every year.

Please note: the summer 2017 scheme is now closed to applications.

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Students undertake a six to eight week research project under the supervision of a research team based at either our Chelsea or Sutton site.

Aims

The scheme is for undergraduate students at UK Higher Education institutions in the middle years (i.e. second of three, second/third of four) of their undergraduate degrees. Applications are encouraged from students who have not previously undertaken any form of summer placement. Placements will be offered to exceptional students.

Applications

The scheme for summer 2017 is now closed.

Students were asked to contact listed ICR researchers by 27 February 2017. The deadline for submission of applications to the ICR by supervisors is 20 March 2017. Scholarship funding will be allocated through a competitive selection process, and applications that are successful will be announced in early May.

Demand for these scholarships will be high so we cannot guarantee that Team Leaders/designated contacts will be able to respond to all enquiries they receive. If you have not been contacted by 20 March 2017 please assume that your application was not successful this time.

The scheme will open again in mid-January 2018.

Further information can be found in our FAQ section and you can also contact Dr Sherin Alias with any remaining questions.

Previous student experiences

"It showed me what life in research really looks like" - Krista Hawker

"It was very satisfying to study a subject deeply and explore it, to a level I had not experienced before" - Annie Howitt

"It is really rewarding at the end when you can see all of your hard work fit nicely together in the analysis" - Jake Probert

"This scholarship gave me an opportunity to pursue the biomedical interest I have, in a practical research environment" - Henry Rodriguez-Broadbent

"My ICR studentship project gave me the most independence I have had so far, highlighting what will be required for my PhD" - Emily Simmons

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