Six studentships of up to £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 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. The report should be in the form of an abstract with Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion and should also include images/data. The report will be published in the RMS infocus magazine.
£1500 should be allocated by the supervisor to the student as a bursary to cover living expenses and up to £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.Summer Studentship Terms & Conditions
If you have any questions about this award please contact Debbie Hunt.
We will be accepting applications for this year's Summer Studentships at the beginning of February 2022.
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2021 Summer Studentships
Six Summer Studentships were awarded in 2021, they were to:
- Barbara Altenhuber, University of Leeds
- Chiara Pillen, University of Sheffield
- Mollie Brown, University of Strathclyde
- Elene Lominadze, University of Exeter
- Jade Manning, University of Nottingham
- Jack Pearce, Diamond Light Source
View details of all the Previous Recipients.
Last year’s RMS studentship recipient has since been offered and accepted a PhD position in Cambridge, partly thanks to the highly successful project that they were able complete with the studentship and that played a big role in them being offered the position. This clearly demonstrates to me how much the studentship makes a difference to the career of students.