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Summer Projects

UCL is offering undergraduate students who are interested in mathematical research the opportunity to do a summer project under the guidance of a member of our department.

These projects are especially beneficial for students who are considering doing a PhD and want to get a better understanding of what doing mathematical research entails. We try to ensure a reasonable gender balance in each cohort of stuents.

Students should be in their intermediate years (i.e. not in their first or last year). The project usually lasts 6-8 weeks and will take place between the end of the exam period and the start of the new academic year.

Interested students should directly contact the staff member who they are interested in working with about the possibility of doing a summer project with them.

Funding Options

There are several funding options for such a project:

  1. LMS Undergraduate Research Bursaries
    The Mathematics Department is eligible for up to 4 bursaries jointly funded by the LMS and the department, so up to 4 students could be awarded these bursaries.For eligibility and application form, please see: www.lms.ac.uk/grants/undergraduate-research-bursaries
    The scheme is now closed to applications. 
    Espected departmental deadline for 2021/22: Friday 21st January 2022 (submit to e.burman@ucl.ac.uk)
  2. EPSRC Undergraduate Vacation Internships
    These EPSRC Undergraduate Vacation Internships are administered by UCL on behalf of the EPSRC. This link is currently only accessible by staff so you will need to contact your potential supervisor about this.
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/epsrc-doctoral-training/epsrc-doctoral-funding-staff-portal
    The scheme is not currently open to applications.
    Expected deadline for new call 2022: the second half of March 2022
  3. International students Dean's Summer Student Scholarships
    These scholarships are for international students only. They usually cover a 2 month stay and include international travel.
    www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/about-the-faculty/summer-scholarships
    Please note, the exact dates of the stay are not fixed but the student must be present at UCL on Tuesday 20 August 2019 on which there will be a day of talks.

    For further details regarding this scheme, please contact Professor Frank Smith (email: f.smith AT ucl.ac.uk).

    The scheme is now closed to applications.
    Expected deadline for new call 2022: mid-April 2022

Further Information

For questions about the application procedures and/or about the different funding options please contact Professor Erik Burman (email: e.burman AT ucl.ac.uk).