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GEE Summer Research Studentships

Each year the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment offers a number of summer placement opportunities for undergraduate students.

Summer Research Studentships

These placements are an excellent way for students to gain experience working in a lab on a research project and obtain research experience during the summer months. These placements are particularly suitable for students who are aspiring to do a PhD.
Eligible students are those at the end of their second year (BSc or MSci) or 3rd year (MSci). This is an eligibility requirement specified by nearly all the funding agencies that offer bursaries for undergraduate internships.The placements are funded via students and supervisors applying to various external organisations for studentships. Projects last usually 6-8 weeks, full-time and studentship rates are usually £180-£200 per week. Summer project students are required to provide a one page summary of their research activities upon completion of their projects. If you're considering taking part in the GEE Summer Research Studentship please contact supervisors to discuss projects you're interested in first.
Biological Sciences students who are not successful in applications for external funding are eligible to apply for a GEE studentship funded by the Harold and Olga Fox endowment. The “Professor Bette Robson Award” is also available for research specifically in the field of Human Genetics.

Available projects and host groups are advertised in this webpage and by email to eligible students each year in December and the deadline for applications is in early January.

List of projects for summer 2019
Past recipients of summer studentships