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Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship Scheme

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

​The summer 2018 scheme is now open for 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.


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.

Find out how to apply, browse the list of research teams inviting applicants, and see what previous students had to say about their experience.

Deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.

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

How to apply

Research teams interested in hosting a student

Previous student experiences

Being part of an active research group was very helpful in giving me an idea of how the scientific process is executed in practice” – Ramana Carthigesan

The level of independence required during this studentship helped me understand what PhD studies and a research career would be like” – Lisa Petris

“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

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