What is involved?
Summer Studentships offer undergraduates the opportunity to undertake a research project on any area of physiology over their summer break. Working under a supervisor, they can complete any kind of research project, providing it is hypothesis-driven and requires data collection and analytical skills. This can include education and science communication research as well as data analysis projects.
A Training Day for successful applicants will take place on 20 June 2019. Further details about this will be released nearer the time.
After the project, students are required to submit a report on their work to The Society by 1 October.
Summer placements for 17-year-olds
We also support a research placement scheme for 17-year-olds. We would like to hear from any Member who is interested in this. Take a look at the Nuffield Summer Placement scheme for more information.
Terms and conditions
- Summer Studentships cover maintenance costs (subsistence, accommodation) 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, by the start of the studentship.
- Integrated Masters students are eligible to apply within the first three years of their degree only. MSc students, however, are NOT eligible for this scheme.
- This scheme is open to students outside the UK and Republic of Ireland as well. If your summer vacation takes place at a different time of year (i.e. outside the months from May to September), please contact email@example.com for details on how you can participate.
- Supervisors should either be a Full Member or an Affiliate, with support from a Full Member, and can only apply with a maximum of one student per year.
- A maximum of four awards will be made to any one institution but there is no limit on the number of applications that an institution can make.
- Supervisors of Summer Studentship Awardees will be responsible for the student and must 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; any surplus funds must be returned to The Physiological Society.
- Please note that these grants, if awarded, are not taxable income.
- Following successful completion of a Summer Studentship, students and supervisors will be asked to submit a report on the work completed and provide feedback on the experience, by 1 October of the year of studentship.
- The project undertaken during the Summer Studentship can be any kind of research project, providing it is hypothesis-driven and requires data collection and analytical skills. This can include education and science communication research as well as data analysis projects. Literature reviews are not acceptable.