Picture of the Week
The kind of matter and energy we can see and touch – whether it is in the form of atoms and molecules, or heat and light, only forms a tiny proportion of the content of the Universe, only about 5%. Over a quarter is dark matter, which is totally invisible but whose gravitational attraction can be detected; while over two thirds is dark energy, a force that pushes the Universe to expand ever faster.
Summer Student Scholarships
what career you would like to do following your undergraduate degree is
always difficult. If you are considering doing a PhD then the best way
to find out if this is for you is to obtain a summer placement within a
Research themes across the departments in the MAPS Faculty include
understanding the molecular and physical basis of life processes, the
natural environment (e.g. predicting earthquakes and hurricanes),
probing the origins of the universe, applying nanoscale technology to
Dean's Summer Student Scholarships are available for international students to spend a 2 month period carrying out research in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Dean's Summer Student Scholarships
Please see this case study from a student who was awarded a scholarship in 2010.
scholarships are available for summer 2014 to cover a 2 month stay in a
research group of your choice. International travel will also be
covered. Please apply to the department of your choice by sending a CV
and covering letter to the contact listed below (put 'Dean's Summer Student Scholarship' in the subject of the email). The deadline for
applications is Fri April 25th 2014. The exact dates of the stay are
not fixed but the student must be present at UCL on Aug 4th 2014 on
which there will be a day of talks.
Chemistry: Dr. James R. Baker email@example.com
Earth Sciences: Dr Graham Shields firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathematics: Prof. Frank Smith email@example.com
Physics and Astronomy: Dr. Dan Browne firstname.lastname@example.org
Space and Climate Physics: Dr. Silvia Zane email@example.com
Statistical Science: Prof. Tom Fearn firstname.lastname@example.org
UK STUDENTS The best way to apply is
to contact an academic member of staff as early on in the year as
possible. Most departments have some departmental funds to cover a few
summer students. There are other means to get funding including;
If you're interested in the fields of astronomy or geophysics then the Royal Astronomical Society can provide funding. The supervisor will normally apply for these, so contact an academic staff member. These grants are for 3rd and 4th year students, and the deadline for application is February.
The Nuffield foundation has links to other funders of undergraduate research bursaries. The deadline for these is normally February, and your supervisor must apply on your behalf so make contact with an academic staff member early. You must not be in your final year for these awards.
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