29 Apr 2022

2022 Summer Studentships announced!

Three students awarded up to £2,000 each for microscopy-based projects

We are pleased to announce that three students have been successful in applying for an RMS Summer Studentship to take place later this year.

Each student will receive up to £2000 to help cover laboratory and living costs during their projects, and complete a report on their work which will be published in infocus Magazine. They will also record a short video talking about their experiences for the Society's YouTube channel.

Many congratulations to this year's successful applicants, who are as follows:

  • Ben Watson - currently in the 2nd year of an MPhys Physics degree at the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde. Supervisor - Dr Liam Rooney
  • Hale-Seda Radoykova - Currently in her third year of an MSci in Biological Sciences: Computational Biology. Supervisor - Dr Sian Culley
  • Catherine Read - Currently in the second year of an MSci in Natural Sciences. Suppervisor - Dr Alex Payne-Dwyer

About RMS Summer Studentships

Up to six studentships are available every year, split evenly between physical sciences, biological sciences and interdisciplinary projects.

Applications for our Summer Studentships must include a significant microscopy component and should be submitted by a suitable host academic on behalf of the student.  Students who are in their first or final year are not eligible.  The Studentship is offered on the understanding that a 500 word project report is completed by the student at the end of the period of study and submitted to the RMS for publication in the RMS infocus magazine and/or the RMS website. The report should be in the form of an abstract with Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion and should also include images/data.  Students will be asked to do a two to five minute recording briefly talking about their experience for the RMS YouTube Channel.