Summer Studentships

The Genetics Society

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Deadline: Mar 31, 2021 9:00am PDT

Grant amount: Up to £2,350

Fields of work: Genetics & Genomics

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Purpose: to support vacation research by undergraduate geneticists. Grants are available to provide financial support for undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience in any area of genetics by carrying out a research project over the long vacation, usually prior to their final year.

Applications must be made by Principal Investigators (PI) at Universities or Research Institutes. The application must be for a named student and is not transferable. The project should be realistic and achievable by a student in this time frame: attention should be paid to student  training needs in the application. The award will be made to the host institution.  

The studentship will consist of an award of £200 per week for up to 8 weeks to the student plus a grant of up to £750 to cover expenses incurred by the host laboratory.

The student must be able to attend a workshop that will take place in Oxford, 30th August – September 2020, providing an opportunity for all students to get together, discuss their findings, make new friends and start to develop their professional contact network. If necessary, a Carer’s Award will be available to allow those with responsibilities to attend the Summer School.

Undergraduate students who wish to do vacation research projects are encouraged to seek a PI to sponsor them and to develop a project application with the sponsor.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Studentships will only be awarded to students who have yet to complete their first degree
    • i.e. those who will still be undergraduates during the long vacation when the studentship is undertaken
  • There are no restrictions concerning the nationality of the student, and the student does not have to attend a UK university.
  • Both the PI  and the student involved must be members of the Genetics Society.
  • Travel within the UK to Edinburgh will be reimbursed.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Both the PI and the student involved must be members of the Genetics Society.


  • Travel to the UK cannot be funded.