Please note: this year we are allowing a grace period for completion of the supervisor and tutor sections of applications. Students must complete their application tasks (eligibility check, personal information and student application form) by the original deadline of 2 pm UK time on 21 February. Tutors and supervisors must complete their tasks by 4 pm UK time on 24 February. We advise students to inform their tutor/supervisor of this update.
We've made changes to our scheme in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, making it more flexible to reflect current uncertainties. Please carefully read our application guidance document, which can be shared with your supervisor, and provides full details on what is needed for your application this year. We recommend that you discuss this as soon as possible with your supervisor.
We offer bursaries to fund 6–8 week undergraduate summer research placements in chemistry-related research areas, for both lab-based and remote projects.
The purpose of the awards is to give experience of real research to undergraduates with research potential and to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research.
The Royal Society of Chemistry would like to thank former Fellow Mr James Diamond CBE FRSC, whose kind legacy has funded the current round of the Undergraduate Research Bursaries.