UCL Astrophysics Group


Brian Duff and Astro Undergraduate Summer Research Studentships

8 February 2022

The Astrophysics group are offering four studentships (2x Brian Duff and 2x Astro) to undergraduates interested in pursuing research projects over the summer.

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The key aims of the studentships are to give motivated UCL P&A undergraduates the opportunity to work on a research project, gain experience developing and writing a research proposal and presenting their research to their peers.

Please state in your application if you are applying for an online-project or an on-campus project.  Deadline for applications is Tuesday the 19th of April 2022.  General enquiries should be directed to Mrs Kay Nakum, Astrophysics Manager (k.nakum@ucl.ac.uk).


  • Applicants should be undergraduates (Yr 2 (BSc or MSci) and Yr 3 (MSci registered)) in the department of Physics and Astronomy or UCL Natural Sciences undergraduates with Physics as main stream.
  • The main supervisor of the project must be a current academic in the Astrophysics group, department of Physics and Astronomy. 
  • Students will be provided a bursary of £2000 during the studentship and are expected to work on the summer project for a total duration of 8-10 weeks.

Application Instructions

  • The student should contact the prospective supervisor ahead of time and the student and supervisor should develop the project and application together.
  • Proposals should be in the form of a one-page motivation letter highlighting why the student is interested in the programme, a 1-side A4 case for support describing the proposed project, and a 1-side A4 CV of the student.
  • The case for support should include the name, group and department of the supervisor, the name and student number of the student, fee status and the proposed duration of the project.
  • Deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th April 2022, 9am. The motivation letter, case for support and CV should be combined into one PDF document and emailed to Prof. Giovanna Tinetti (g.tinetti@ucl.ac.uk) and Mrs Kay Nakum (k.nakum@ucl.ac.uk).
  • Successful applicants will be notified in May 2022.