Studentship Opportunities

Overview

Undergraduate Biological Sciences student Maureen Mulia pictured in the lab.

Are you interested in working in a Research Laboratory?

The Faculty offers opportunities to work in research laboratories, often during the summer vacation. This type of experience is ideal if you are thinking of continuing with a career in research after graduating, or if you would like to find out what research is all about.

Under the schemes the laboratories offer experimental projects in a wide variety of subject areas, lasting up to 8 weeks. The stipends available are approximately £200 per week.

This year, the Faculty will be supporting the annual calls for; Dean's Vacation Research Studentships & Jennifer Rowles Studentships. Please see below for more information.  In addition to these calls, we hope to offer projects on a rolling basis throughout the year, please check back regularly on the ‘Other available projects page’.

Eligible Students:

Science Students and Medical Students between the end of their second year and the end of their penultimate year (but not intercalating students). Please note that students currently in their first or final year are NOT eligible to apply.

Only students registered at a UK university are eligible to apply

Please note that the Jennifer Rowles Studentship scheme is only open to University of Leeds students.

Closing dates:

Schemes for 2020 are due to open at the end of November.  Please check back.

Applications Procedure:

Please send your application by email, selecting one or two projects in order of preference, to fbsris@leeds.ac.uk.

Please note that you are able to apply for more than one scheme, but no more than two projects in total.

Students are chosen for placements by competition, so your application should consist of a curriculum vitae and letter including;

  • The title(s) of the the project(s) you are interested in. You may apply for more than one project, but please list in order of preference
  • Your school and university courses and grades to date
  • A statement of your career aims and how you might benefit from a Scholarship
  • The name, address, phone number and email addresses of two referees, preferably your tutors