All applications will undergo an initial screening by staff. Applications will be rejected at this stage if:
- You do not meet our eligibility criteria (see above).
- Your application is incomplete.
- Your application does not adhere to length limits instructed in the application system.
If your project involves work which can only be completed onsite, for example to complete practical laboratory work or requires access to specific equipment including software and computers, you must include details of an alternative project which can you can work on remotely if required to do so.
All remaining applications will undergo peer review by our panel of researchers. They will assess applications on the following criteria. No more than four applications from an individual institution will be funded. Where a student applies to undertake their project at a different UK/ROI university to the one they are enrolled in, the application will not count towards the allocation of either university.
|Merit of the student
||Reviewers will assess the student’s aptitude and interest in practical work; their academic abilities; career ambitions and how much this project is likely to benefit them.
|Suitability of the project (including alternative project)
||In addition to high quality science achievable in the time available, the project must be suitable for the student’s skill level, whilst providing an appropriate level of challenge. It should give the student experience in a range of techniques and concepts. The application should also take into account provision of adequate resources to train and supervise the student.
For full details, please see our guidance for applicants or contact us using the form below.