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Undergraduate Vacation Studentship Scheme
Vacation Studentships offer undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a research project on an area of physiology over their summer break. Working under an academic supervisor, they can get to experience day-to-day life in the laboratory first-hand. Funding of £150 a week, to cover living costs, is on offer for up to eight weeks.
Project supervisors must be Ordinary Members of The Society.
The deadline for applications in 2013 is now closed.
The small print
Vacation Studentships cover maintenance costs and do not cover consumables or research expenses. Students should have completed at least two years' full-time study in a higher education institute (or equivalent), of a degree that incorporates an element of physiology. Supervisors should be Ordinary Members of The Society and can apply to supervise one student per year. Each institution can submit a maximum of four applications.
Applications will be assessed on the academic performance of the student, the value of the project to the student (those with little or no lab experience will be given priority) and the physiological content of the project.
Supervisors of Vacation Studentship Awardees will be responsible for the student and be actively engaged in their day to day supervision.
The student is responsible for notifying The Physiological Society if any significant changes should occur either before or during the tenure of the grant award. Funds must be used for the expressed purposes as indicated on the original application and that any surplus funds must be returned to The Physiological Society.
Following successful completion of a Vacation Studentship, students and supervisors should complete the online report form by 1 October 2013. Please note that you may need to refer to The Society's abstract submission guidelines, which can be downloaded below.
To apply for a Vacation Studentship
The application deadline for 2013 has now passed.
To apply, all you need to do is complete an application form with your supervisor and submit it by 1 April 2013. If more than four applications are received from your institution, we will ask the Society Rep to select the top four, which will go forward for review. Successful applicants will be informed by 31 May 2013 and will be asked to complete and return a confirmation form by 1 July 2013.
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