Nuffield Research Placements 2021 - Opportunities for young people and STEM Ambassadors

Information for Potential Supervisors (STEM Ambassadors):

STEM Ambassadors can help to inspire the next generation by working with young people over the summer holidays to help them further develop the research skills they will already have begun to develop. Can you provide a project in your university, industry, conservation or research organisation in STEM-related disciplines? Projects need not be lab-based and should enable the student to produce a scientific report at the end. Many projects will run virtually/online due to the current restrictions, but where possible the hope would for some face-to-face on-site interaction or a blended approach. Students must have at least five National 5 at grade B or above to be considered, most students will be eligible for the bursary, and where students do manage to complete some of the placement on-site their travel will be reimbursed, these financial costs are met by STEM Learning, who manage and operate the scheme.

Information for Schools/S5 Pupils:

Young people will firstly complete research skills building modules (2-3 weeks) then carry out their research or development projects in universities, industry, conservation or research organisations, in STEM-related disciplines. Not all projects are lab-based, but they will enable students to produce a scientific report at the end. Many projects will run virtually/online due to the current restrictions, but where possible projects will include face-to-face, on-site interaction or a blended approach. Applicants must have at least five National 5 at grade B or above to be considered, and the deadline for applying is 31st March 2021. Most students will be eligible for the bursary and where students do manage some on-site, face-to-face work then the placement travel is reimbursed. 


Find out more: https://www.stem.org.uk/nuffield-research-placements or contact the Nuffield Coordinator for Scotland Jennifer Smith j.smith@abertay.ac.uk

First published: 21 January 2021

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