Undergraduate Research Bursaries

IMPORTANT: Please note that our application system will undergo routine maintenance between 3 am and 7 am on 24 February and will be unavailable during this time.

The Undergraduate Research Bursary scheme is now open for application and will close at noon 25 February 2019.

We offer bursaries to fund undergraduate summer research placements in chemistry-related research areas.

These research bursaries are to fund short (6-8 weeks) summer research projects for undergraduate chemistry students in the middle years of their course within a university department to work on an actual research project. The purpose of the awards is to give experience of research to undergraduates with research potential and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research.

The bursary is worth 250 per week (275 in London) for up to 8 weeks to cover a defined research placement.

Please note that any financial support for the project obtained from other sources must be made known to us as soon as possible so that, if necessary, we can re-allocate our funds accordingly and use our resources in the most effective way.

Eligibility Criteria

  • One application may be submitted per student.
  • The student must be registered at a UK or Republic of Ireland institution (whether full-time or part-time)for the majority of their undergraduate degree in the chemical sciences.
  • The supervisor must be conducting research in the chemical sciences at a UK or Republic of Ireland university, research institution or business.
  • The student must be in the middle years of their first degree (i.e. year 2 of a 3-year degree or year 2 or 3 of a 4-year degree) at the time of application. Applications from first- or final-year undergraduates or from graduates will not be considered. Mature students are eligible to apply, but must not have a previous degree in any subject.
  • The student must not be in receipt of financial support from other sources for the project that is the subject of application.
  • The project must not count towards the student's academic credits, be used for expeditions or be conducted overseas for more than 50% of the project time.
  • Strictly no more than four students from an individual institution will be funded. Applications from students applying to undertake research at an institution other than where they are studying constitute an application from the home institution, rather than the host. 

A link to the application form is below, along with the Guidelines and Conditions of Award.

Research Bursary Application Form

Complete our Research Bursary online application form.

Downloadable Files

Guidelines for the Undergraduate Bursary
Guidance on the application process and eligibility criteria for applications
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Conditions of Award of Undergraduate Bursary
Before applying, please read the conditions of award and final report requirements for applications
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Contact and Further Information

Undergraduate Bursaries
Tel: 01223 432276