Summer Studentships within ICAMS

Several organisations and companies offer studentships to spend 6-8 weeks in a laboratory during the summer for promising undergraduate students. These studentships are aimed to increase your lab experience and will thus not only better prepare you for your final year project but will also let you experience life in a research group. These are competitive studentships so it is important that you make contact with potential supervisors to discuss possible projects well in advance of the deadline. This will give you plenty of time to discuss the project and will improve the application as well as enabling the supervisor to help with the application.

For information regarding the research that is performed within the Institute, please see our Research pages.

The Physiological Society

The Physiological Society offers studentships to undertake a research project in the area of physiology. Funding is £150 per week. Students need to have done at least two years of Undergraduate study and need to have an element of physiology in their degree. Project supervisors need to be members of the Society and the deadline is usually in January.

The Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship

Applications are taken for undergraduates to work on medically related research projects during the summer vacation. The objective of the scholarship is to provide promising undergraduates with 'hands on' experience of research and to encourage them to consider a career in research. Preference will, therefore, be given to undergraduates without previous research experience. Undergraduates should be in the middle years of their degree studies and registered for a degree at a university within the UK or Republic of Ireland.

More information on the Biomedical Vacation Scholarships can be found on the Wellcome Trust webpage.

The deadline for these scholarships is usually in February.

Biochemical Society Vacation Scholarship

Grants are available for stipends of £200 per week for 6 – 8 weeks, and up to £1,600 in total, to support a summer placement in a lab for an undergraduate student. Applicants (supervisors) must be members of the Biochemical Society working in a university or research institute. Applications must be made on behalf of and in association with a named student.

For more information, see the Biochemical Society webpage or contact

The deadline for these scholarships is usually in February.