Summer Studentships

Up to six studentships of £2000 are offered 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 suitable host academic on behalf of a student. The Studentship is offered on the understanding that a 500 word project report is completed by the student by the end of the period of study and submitted to the RMS. The report should be in the form of an abstract with Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion. It should also include images/data.

Awards will be made to students at the end of their second year of study for a three year degree or at the end of their second or third years for four year degree courses. Master’s students are not eligible. £1500 should be allocated by the supervisor to the student as a bursary to cover living expenses and £500 can be used to cover experimental and laboratory expenses.

The person making the application must be a Member or Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. If you have any questions about this award please contact Debbie Hunt.

Summer Studentship Terms & Conditions

2020 Summer Studentships

Five bursaries were awarded for 2020, there were to:

  • Jennifer Bertonesi, University of Strathclyde
  • Poppy Cairney, University of Birmingham
  • Rana Salem, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • George Hume, University of Sheffield
  • Mostin Hu, University of St Andrews

Reports from all the recipients will be available soon.


View details of all the Previous Recipients.



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